No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. 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 8:37-39
Someone very wise reminded me recently, as I was going through something, to recall God’s love for me. Of course I know that God loves me, and my friend knew that I knew, but she wanted me to remind myself of His love as I endured what I was going through. Basically, it was important that I recall all of the ways that God loves me. What was really fascinating is that just a few hours before she stated this, I had reminded myself of God’s love for me that morning while getting ready for work.
Regardless of what you may be experiencing today, you need to take just a few moments to think on God’s eternal love for you. As I think about my children, my love for them is unconditional. Most mothers would agree that they feel this way about their children. My girls are the pulse in my veins, the very beat to my heart. They are my girls and I would move heaven and earth to protect them and to ensure that they are safe! I am not adverse to going into full attack mode for my babies!
Just think, God’s love for you is even stronger than the love of a mother for her child or a father for his child. His love is deeper, His love is stronger and His love lasts longer!
Paul starts this chapter in Romans by letting the child of God know that they cannot be condemned through the law. The law cannot condemn us because the Spirit of life through Jesus Christ has set us free! Our penalty for sin has been redeemed through the atoning work of Jesus Christ! He goes on to discuss the inadequacies of the law and the fulfillment of the Spirit and he begins to build up a case for God’s love for us, which culminates in the latter verses. Regardless of the suffering we may endure on this side of glory, there is a future glory! There is a time when we will be united with God – and currently our spirits groan for that precious reunion! Even nature itself groans to be redeemed back to God. And no matter what you are going through – trouble in your home, trouble in your marriage, trouble in your mind – there is nothing that can separate you from God’s love because He has your back both now and for eternity!
Who can bring any charge against you? Who can come between you and the love of the Heavenly Father? NO ONE! No one on earth and no power in the atmosphere! There can be NO wedge between you and the Father! Why? Because He LOVES YOU! He is invested in you! He has chosen you and has set you a part exclusively for Himself! You are His workmanship (Eph. 2:10). Even though you may be going through a pruning process right now, or it seems that the horizontal relationships you have are fragile, broken, or dysfunctional. ALL things are working for your good and His glory! HE LOVES YOU! Remind yourself of this every time you are feeling depressed, despondent and discouraged! HE LOVES YOU! Regardless of the fractures, frailties and fragments in your life! He sees your suffering, He has already worked it out on this side AND has set aside a future glory for you as well!!!
Remind yourself of His love! No Wedge, No Way!
c/Candie A. Price