Nothing can Separate us from our Heavenly Father

Nothing can Separate us from our Heavenly Father.  Radical Grace from the Book of Romans (8: 35 -37)

A lonely person

Romans 8: 35 -37 "Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall trouble or hardship or persecution or famine or nakedness or danger or sword? As it is written: 'For your sake we face death all day long; we are considered as sheep to be slaughtered.'No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us." NIV

How many among us become depressed at times because of our circumstances.

Our car cannot start any longer and we have no money to repair it. Bummer!

Our child has failed his college. What shall we do?

A loved one is truly sick. We are concerned that she may die. We are at the end of our rope.

Adversities will occur, no matter where we are. Too often we forget that we are not alone. The One who knows about our circumstances is with us. He died on a cross, the most cruel death possible on earth. He did so that we may realize that our Heavenly Father is madly in love with us.

At times we may feel lonely. Does God remember us? Jesus experienced that as well, when He was on the cross. "My God, my God, why have you abandoned me?" Matt 27:46, NIV.

Jesus too experienced that He was completely alone, but He wasn't. After all, His death was followed with a resurrection. "I want to know Christ-yes, to know the person if his resurrection." Philippians 3:10a

Do we long to be closer to Jesus? Once we get closer to Him, we will know for certain that we are not alone. The Holy Spirit will manifest that He is with you. If we cannot hear Him, ask Him to be able to hear Him.

Remember: "Who shall separate us from the love of Christ."

Jesus' resurrection is a promise for all of us that we will never be alone. Matt 28:20 "I am with you alway, [even] unto the end of the world. Amen." (Matthew 28:20a, NIV)
 Claim that promise and He will show up with his arms hugging you tenderly.

At times, the pressures of life hinder me to hear His voice. Has He forgotten me? No way! "Can a mother forget the baby at her breast and have no complain in there child she had borne? Though she may forget, I will not forget you." Isaiah 49: 15 . He cannot ever forget us. He loves us so much that He was willing to sacrifice His life so we could experience eternity.

Ask Him to hear His voice and He will come through.

Rob Chaffart


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