Daily Archives: November 30, 2022

Romans 8:26-11:24

“Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall trouble or hardship or persecution or famine or nakedness or danger or sword? 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 8:35 & 37 NIV Romans 8 is a powerhouse of a chapter. So much, so good, so very hard to choose the best verse to focus on. I kept coming back to these 2 verses. Nothing…I repeat Nothing, we can or could ever imagine, can separate us from God’s love that we experience through Jesus.I’ve been in a kind of slump spiritually. Not keeping up with my “spiritual disciplines”, feeling guilty, but not enough to get me out of bed before the rest of the family to have some special time with the Lord.I’m just so thankful that even when I’m having this valley experience that Jesus still loves me so very much. He just never stops. My personal human feelings can’t separate me from His love. My out of balance life can’t separate me from His love.  He “is at the right hand of God and is interceding for us/me.” (Romans 8:34)How reassuring! He has not given up on me and can never ever possibly stop loving me, even when I mess up time and time again and fall through on my end of our relationship. He’s in my corner, rooting for me, because He has already won. He has already paid the penalty with His life and death because of His incomprehensible love for me and all humanity.Heavenly Lord,Even in my present state of mind, I still feel your love and know that You won’t ever give up on me. You are in heaven interceding on my behalf. Thank you for Your persistence. Please forgive my lack of persistence and I ask You to help me to come up out of the valley and experience the joy of following You once again.AmenBeckie (look2thehills)

From the archives. Originally published November 21, 2009.

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