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Romans 8: 35

Who shall separate us from the love Christ? Shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword?

The first thing I find interesting in this passage is that Paul begins by asking “who” shall separate us from the love of Christ and then goes on to list things rather than writing a list of who might do this separation. Is there a revelation in there that Paul had that we do not?

The main point of the passage, though, is obvious. There is nothing can separate us from the love of Christ. When a person is going through tribulation, persecution, etc. they can feel very lonely and separated from God. The truth, however, is that no thing can separate us from Jesus, Father, and the Holy Spirit.

Economically we are going through a bit of a famine right now, but you can overcome in this time of economic down turn and any other trial that tries to make you falter because the God of the universe is alive and well and living right inside of you. There is no thing and no one, the devil included, that can separate you from the love of God and the power of God. You are seated at the right hand of the Father with the glorious Jesus, the Christ, the Messiah. Reread the list above and let it sink in how encompassing the list really is. If those things cannot separate you from the love of Christ, then nothing can.

Lastly, receive this truth despite your feelings. Put feelings to the side because they will mislead and handicap you. You may feel alone, but the fact is that you are not. You may feel isolated but No Thing and No One can isolate you from the love that sent Jesus into this world in the first place. Let truth overcome emotion. Let Jesus reign overall, including emotions and circumstances. Know beyond reason that the love that sent Jesus is present and watching over you today.

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  1. Ivey: Thank you for “all” the devotions, but, this one really came out at “me”. I am trying to live for Christ every day, and pray for all these people on your “prayer” list when it come out. So many are having really tough times and I pray that they will seek GOD every day. I really appreciate your work.

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