Nothing Can Separate Us from God’s Love

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If God is for us, who can ever be against us? 

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. (From Romans 8 NLT)

Our lives are full of things that try to separate us from God’s love. Violence, terrorism, racial strife, volatile relationships, things that threaten our faith in God. Sometimes we begin to ask, “Where is God in all this?” And that can be a beginning of losing trust in the God who walks with us in spite of any circumstance, in spite of our questioning.

It’s okay to ask why when children suffer from the ravages of an illness, when villages are destroyed by violent terrorists, when families are attacked and children left orphaned. But we must answer our own questions: Nothing will be able to separate us from the love of God! Nothing! The comforting scripture bears repeating:

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.

Thanks be to God.

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