Thanks to Kim for the following reminder and great Bible study:
“Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall trouble or hardship or persecution or famine or nakedness or danger or sword?” Romans 8: 35
Well, I think that about covers everything that could possibly happen to us!!
trouble- situations that are caused by making unwise decisions and/or others doing the
hardship- situations that are caused by living in this world (loss of a job, being sick,
being falsely accused, home burning down, being hit by a hurricane, ….)
persecution- being made fun of, losing a position at work or in the community, friends, etc.
because of our belief in the risen Lord.
famine- being totally without (even though God has supplied the world with the means to
provide for everyone, some of us just hold onto too much!)
nakedness- our wretchedness being exposed!
danger- our lives (physically, emotionally, mentally, and Spiritually) in danger of
being taken from us.
sword- threats of conflict and/or harm.
Paul continues with,
“No, in all these things we are MORE THAN CONQUERORS through Him who loved us. For I am CONVINCED that
neither death not life,
neither angels nor demons,
neither the present not the future,
nor any powers,
neither height nor depth,
nor anything else in all creation,
will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.”
ALLELUIA!! AMEN!!!! PRAISE THE LORD!!!
Our Heavenly King, THANK YOU for Your undying LOVE!! It is so Powerful!!! Nothing can stop it!! May we never take it for granted but just REST and take COMFORT in it!!