"And I am convinced that nothing can ever separate us from God’s love. Neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither our fears for today nor our worries about tomorrow—not even the powers of hell can separate us from God’s love. No power in the sky above or in the earth below—indeed, nothing in all creation will ever be able to separate us from the love of God that is revealed in Christ Jesus our Lord." Romans 8:38-39 NLT
Thoughts for Today
This week we are focusing on the truth that real security comes from God.
We are secure because God promised that he will never stop loving us, and nothing could ever happen to make him change his mind. His Word assures us that nothing, absolutely nothing, can separate us from his love.
We can be secure in God's promise to work all things together for our good … and in knowing that suffering tremendous hardship is not a sign of his lack of love for us. His love will see us through. And we can be secure in knowing that after a relatively miniscule time on this earth, we will spend forever in a perfect heaven with Jesus.
Are you experiencing a difficult time right now? Don't let the enemy convince you that it's because God doesn't love you. Jesus went through extremely difficult times here on earth … because he loves us so much. He even chose to suffer and die on the cross for our sins because of his great love for us. He said we would have problems on this earth, but he also promised that with his help we can overcome those problems.
Take comfort in knowing that no matter how difficult things may seem right now, you are enveloped in the love of Jesus and he will give you the strength you need. Nothing can ever separate you from his love.
Jesus, thank you for your love. Thank you for giving your life on the cross for me. Help me be reminded that even though things are difficult right now, you are with me, you are loving me and that you will work all things together for good.
These thoughts were drawn from…
Completely Free! by Dan Strickland. Everyone struggles from time to time, but we can have confidence that in Christ we are released from sin's slavery, from condemnation and from fear of failure. This group study of Romans 1-8 helps Christians break out of the dull routine of a stagnant spiritual life. Applying the truths found in Romans can transform any believer into a person eager to follow God's will, no matter what the circumstances in a person's personal life, in his country or in the world. This study can also serve as a powerful evangelistic tool by explaining the message of salvation as presented in Romans. Note: This curriculum was written especially for small groups and we encourage people to use it that way. However, it can also be used effectively as a personal study for individuals or couples.
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