I don’t know about you, but when I get physically and mentally tired one of the things that happens to me spiritually is I start doubting God’s love.
I allow guilt to overwhelm me.
I allow doubts to sink deep.
I constantly question God’s purposes.
I start wondering if He really cares or knows.
I spent some time this morning reading and rereading this passage.
What shall we say about such wonderful things as these? If God is for us, who can ever be against us? Since he did not spare even his own Son but gave him up for us all, won’t he also give us everything else? Who dares accuse us whom God has chosen for his own? No one—for God himself has given us right standing with himself. Who then will condemn us? No one—for Christ Jesus died for us and was raised to life for us, and he is sitting in the place of honor at God’s right hand, pleading for us.
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? (As the Scriptures say, “For your sake we are killed every day; we are being slaughtered like sheep.”) No, despite all these things, overwhelming victory is ours through Christ, who loved us.
And I am convinced that nothing can ever separate us from God’s love. Neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither our fears for today nor our worries about tomorrow—not even the powers of hell can separate us from God’s love. No power in the sky above or in the earth below—indeed, nothing in all creation will ever be able to separate us from the love of God that is revealed in Christ Jesus our Lord. – Romans 8:31-39
Isn’t that an amazing, perspective changing, passage?
As you start this new week I’m praying this passage sinks deep into your heart, where just like the relentless waves of an ocean, it will be brought to your mind again, and again, and again.
I know this side of heaven we’ll never be able to fully comprehend the enormity of His love for us and all the people of this world but I’m so thankful for those moments where I get just a little glimpse of His untamed, fully engulfing, never ending love.