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“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
“No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor 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.” Romans 8:37-39
I’ve been camping this week in this rich, luscious landscape of Romans chapter eight. I have peered into the refreshing water of the Word and seen the reflection of our loving Creator. His beautiful plan for us didn’t just unfold as I read, but rapidly popped out like a pop up tent! I unzipped Romans, climbed into His Word and sought rest. I sought the shelter of our God Most High (Psalm 91). When I awoke, the Light shone in upon me: I felt refreshed and renewed.
Many times our terrain of life has deep, dark valleys with steep, majestic hills. We have troubles, hardships, persecution, famine, vulnerability, life or death situations intermixed with joys of celebrations throughout our lives. It is vital to remember, that with these highs and lows, God is right beside us. He loves us so much that He tells us in His Word, that absolutely nothing can separate us from His love. Those who believe in Him have His solid rock foundation to firmly stand upon at all times (Matthew 7:24-26).
Prayer: Dear Heavenly Father, thank You that when we face trials, we can seek You for shelter. When we experience joys, we can meet You in thanksgiving on the mountaintop. Loving Lord, thank You for meeting us wherever we are, no matter what we are facing. Thank You for Your Word that refreshes, comforts and renews us. In Your precious Son’s name, Jesus. Amen.