by 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.
The 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 Romans. 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.
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