No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, 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 8:37-39 (NIV)
Have you ever wondered how strong your faith would be in the face of opposition, or adverse circumstances?
Let’s turn it around and ask a different question – is there anything that can happen that can separate us from the love of God? Paul, in Romans 8, gives a list as illustrative of things that most people would think are significant (e.g. death, demons, future events) and which some might think could affect their relationship with God. Paul goes on to state ‘… nor anything else in all creation …’. What he means is that there is nothing we could imagine that could possibly separate us from the love of God that is in Jesus.
Take confidence in this as you face what life throws at you. As Christians we are not promised an easy life. What we are promised is that even in difficult circumstances we are safe and secure bacause we are ‘… in Christ Jesus our Lord.’