38 For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, 39 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 8:38-39 NIV)
What a comforting truth it is to know that there is absolutely nothing that can ever separate me from God’s love. Hardships have tried, but God says they can’t. Circumstances in my life have crumbled me, but not God’s love for me. My sin has prompted thoughts that I’ve gone too far, but God says He will never leave me. Friends have come and gone. Certainty has proven to be most uncertain. What is today might very well not be tomorrow. Good times and bad times have both drawn and driven me, to and from God, but through it all His promise that none of these will ever separate me from His love still reverberates in my heart and my head.
My emotions have often led me to question this truth, but I am learning to stand on God’s truth rather than be misled by my emotions. It is not “what I feel,” but “what God says” that is most important. He says, “Nothing can ever separate me” so I have an option: I can either be led by my doubts or cling to His promise. My prayer for us today is that we will cling to the promises of God.