August 20, 2020
Today’s devotion is based on Romans 8:37-39, “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.”
The verses above are some of my favorite verses in the Bible. They have helped to remind me in times of personal crises that I am still in God’s hands. It seems odd to me that some Christians are surprised when tough times or tragedies strike them. God’s Word is very clear in stating that Christians suffer hardship despite being Christian. They have problems in life, both personal and family troubles just like all other people. They go through whatever their countries are going through, even war or famine.
Christians suffer hardship because of being Christian. They take moral stands that do not match what is socially acceptable. They believe things that are considered foolish. Sometimes their lives are even in danger.
No matter what is happening in a Christian’s life, they have the assurance that God’s love, as Paul stated, is so powerful that nothing can separate Christians from it. Time cannot dim God’s love, and evil things cannot talk him out of it. Through Christ Jesus their Lord, Christians are confident of God’s continuing love.
Please pray with me the prayer for today: Heavenly Father, creator, and sustainer of all things, seen and unseen, thank you for your love and presence in my life, especially in times of trouble. In Jesus’ name, I pray. Amen.