August 18, 2020
Today’s devotion is based on 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 sheep to be slaughtered.” No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us.”
If you have ever participated in any contest and won, you know the exhilarating feeling that you have had. However, if you have lost, you also know the feeling of having been defeated.
When it comes to the contest of life and our final destiny, the good news for God’s people is that we are winners. Even if things in our lives don’t seem to be going that well, the Bible assures us that God is with us, and nothing can separate us from the love of Christ.
God is for us. He proved it in sacrificing his only Son in our place. He shows it every day as he freely gives us all we need and works all things for our eternal good. He’s with us as he daily forgives us and defends us.
Please pray with me the prayer for today: Heavenly Father, creator, and sustainer of all things, seen and unseen, help me face the challenges of my life with the knowledge that you are always with me and that nothing can separate me from your love. In Jesus’ name, I pray. Amen.