The Eternal Love of Christ – Beloved Women – March 27, 2019
Can anything ever separate us from Christ's love? Does it mean he no longer loves us if we have trouble or calamity, or are persecuted, or hungry, or destitute, or in danger, or threatened with death?. - Romans 8:35 NLT
The verse today contains quite the list of "calamities." Many of those same troubles are present in our world today. Just within the last few weeks, our society has experienced hurricanes, civil unrest, earthquakes, tsunamis, and acts of terror. We don't have to look far to find hungry or destitute people living on the edge. At times, the troubles of the world invade my soul and threaten to swamp me in despair.
But, as usual, our Bibles stand ready to encourage us and soothe our tormented souls. Romans 8:35 asks us directly, "Does it mean God no longer loves us if we have trouble?" Not at all. Nothing can separate us from the love of Christ. No person, no event and no situation will cause our Savior to stop loving us. When we feel worldly affairs start to weigh us down, we must remember our hope rests in Jesus and not in the circumstances of life. He loves us yesterday, today and forever.
Dear Heavenly Father, thank You for loving us no matter the situations we find ourselves. Thank You for Your faithfulness in loving us every day. Show us to look to You and Your love when we feel scared by worldly events. In Jesus' name. Amen.
What events in life make you feel far away from God?
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Originally published Wednesday, 27 March 2019.