Can’t Be Separated From God’s Love

bingby Sandy Kirby Quandt

Nothing can ever separate us from the love of God. Absolutely nothing. I was reminded of the scripture in Romans that states this fact after talking with a friend who wasn’t quite sure this applied to her.

She believed in God, Jesus, and the Holy Spirit. She accepted Jesus as her Savior, yet she wasn’t absolutely positively sure her past wouldn’t make her unlovable to God. She was afraid her sins might not have been completely washed away by Jesus’ sacrifice on the cross, although they definitely were.

bingThe Bible tells us there is nothing we can do to make God love us more than he did before we were even born. That’s a good thing, don’t you think?

As humans, we’d be trying all sorts of things to earn God’s love. Marking off check lists. Keeping score. Driving ourselves nuts trying to be good enough for him to love us. One mistake, and we’re lost for all time.

Fortunately, that’s not God’s way. That’s not how he loves.

You know what? God loves us when we make him proud, and he loves us when we aren’t all that lovable and disappoint him by our actions. It’s not an either/or deal.

Satan wants us to keep thinking we’re just one mistake away from losing God’s love. He wants us to believe we’re too rotten, too unworthy, too whatever, for God to love us.

Satan’s a liar. Pure and simple. Don’t believe him.

Trust the words the Holy Spirit inspired the Apostle Paul to write down in the book of bingRomans. Nothing can ever separate us from God’s love.

We can choose to walk away from Jesus, true, but he’ll never walk away from us.

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For I am convinced that nothing can ever separate us from his love. Death can’t, and life can’t. The angels won’t, and all the powers of hell itself cannot keep God’s love away. Our fears for today, our worries about tomorrow, or where we are—high above the sky, or in the deepest ocean—nothing will ever be able to separate us from the love of God demonstrated by our Lord Jesus Christ when he died for us. Romans 8:38-39 (TLB)

I wish you well.

Sandy

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Sunday Scriptures — Can’t Be Separated

Isaiah 40By Sandy Kirby Quandt

As I’ve mentioned before, I’m not overly fond of traveling by commercial airplane anymore.
One of the things I especially dislike, is when I have to travel without Pilot. I miss him when we’re apart.

During one flight when I went through security, I guess the TSA agent thought I looked suspicious. Over his shoulder, I could still see Pilot standing behind the security barricade that separated us, and I was sad. More than sad.

So, the TSA agent took my ID and started to chit-chat. He asked if I was alright.

No, I told him, I was not alright. “My husband is staying here and I have to get on a plane and leave.”

As the tears welled in my eyes the poor agent handed me my ID back, and couldn’t get me out of his line fast enough.

Fortunately, we don’t have to worry about being separated from God. No matter what we’ve done or where we’ve been. As our scripture says, nothing high or low, nothing in all creation, can separate us from God’s love.

No out of town trips. No confessed, forgiven sins. Nothing past, present, or future. God’s love is bigger…much bigger…than what we could ever imagine.

There is no need for tears or sad good-byes where God’s concerned.

Leave a comment below to share your thoughts on the subject.

For I am certain that nothing can separate us from his love: neither death nor life, neither angels nor other heavenly rulers or powers, neither the present nor the future, neither the world above nor the world below—there is nothing in all creation that will ever be able to separate us from the love of God which is ours through Christ Jesus our Lord. Romans 8:38-39 (GNT)

I wish you well.

Sandy

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