For I am sure that neither death nor life, nor angels nor rulers, nor things present nor things to come, nor powers, nor height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord. Romans 8: 38-39
I love this verse, it reassuring.
This verse lets us know just how powerful Jesus and the Father’s love for us really is. The closing words:
…nor anything else in all creation will be able to separate us from the love God in the Messiah, Jesus our Lord.
Nothing can separate us. Nothing in all of heaven and earth or under the earth can separate us from His love.
The gates of hell shall not prevail against His church and us!
If that doesn’t put a giddy-yap in your step nothing will!
I remember when I was a new Christian 37 years ago, a pastor stated: Jesus loves you just where you are. That Jesus will meet you today just where you are, so come just as you are. Don’t wait another day to get better, today is the day of salvation!
Later I would read: He remembers our frame and knows we are but dust.
All of us struggle. We all sin. We all have unwanted thoughts and we learn to take those thoughts captive and renounce them.
We confess our sin to one another.
We fall, but we pick ourselves up and get back in the race.
…for though the righteous fall seven times, they rise again, but the wicked stumble when calamity strikes.
The assurance that nothing can separate us from His love can bring rest to the weary, and peace to those of us who are restless.