It appears that things are changing at an unsustainable pace. Foundational values we thought were immovable, are shifting. The good news is, God never changes. That’s bad news for those who want to make up their own rules in life. Yet, in all other respects, it’s comforting. When God speaks of His favor, His love, and His promises to us, we don’t want Him to change. Ever.
The good news is that He assures us He won’t. His love has already been fully displayed for those who will receive it, and there is absolutely nothing that can ever diminish it. We cannot be moved from it – not by trials, diseases, disasters, adversaries, poverty, or even our own stupid mistakes. Whatever we think might be threatening to our relationship with God, it ultimately isn’t. It may hinder our communion with Him and slow our growth, but it will not undo His love. It can’t. His love is immovable.
“Who shall separate us from the love of Christ?” (Romans 8:35)
Think of all the times you feel separated from the love of Christ. Is it when you’re depressed? In the middle of a crisis? Too sinful to face Him? Too busy to care? Whatever the case, your feeling about the intensity of His love is an illusion. It isn’t lukewarm, it isn’t distant, and it isn’t withheld. The love of Christ may manifest as parental discipline or a test of faith, but it is never withdrawn from your life. Nothing can separate you from His infinite love.
There will be times in our life when we’ll need to know that, and to know it so well that our feelings can’t convince us otherwise. They’ll try, we know. Feelings do that. They masquerade as authorities on subjects that they know little about. They can take a promise of God and tell us that it’s highly unlikely, and they can take His love and tell us it’s an obligation He doesn’t enjoy. Don’t believe them. Feelings Can Lie.
Scripture doesn’t, and it tells us that nothing can separate us from the love of Christ. In the context, that means nothing. In the original Greek, that means nothing. Even today, in our life, that means nothing. Let’s never forget it.
Have a confident weekend. Make it better by worshiping The LORD with those who know His love is more reliable than their feelings and that keeps them from wavering in their walk with Him.
All For Jesus – Nothing More, Nothing Less, Nothing Else.
“He who is the blessed and only Sovereign, The King of kings and Lord of lords, who alone has immortality, who dwells in unapproachable light, whom no one has ever seen or can see, to Him be honor and eternal dominion. Amen.” (1 Timothy 6:15b-16)