SATURDAY, OCTOBER 1, 2016
Key Bible Verse: Nothing in all creation will ever be able to separate us from the love of God that is revealed in Christ Jesus our Lord. (Romans 8:39)
Dig Deeper: Romans 8:31-39
At times, it is easy to doubt God’s love and instead believe that our circumstances, sins, or failures will distance or disqualify us from the love he has for us. It is when we doubt God’s love that our fears grow and take root. Some of us are afraid that the powers of darkness are too strong and that we are too weak to resist them. However, God’s love is stronger. Some of us catch ourselves believing that it all depends on us, and we fear we are not strong enough, smart enough, or spiritual enough to hold on to God’s love. But it doesn’t depend on us – our hope is secured in him! Oh, Jesus, open our eyes! Help us see we are held fast in your love! Nothing, nothing is more powerful than God’s love. Nothing is more dependable.
Nothing in the world can steal or quench it. There is nothing that can stop him from giving it, and nothing that can disqualify us from experiencing it! No failure, no fear, no financial crisis, no boss’s decision, no bad grade or bad hair day, no injury or disease – nothing will separate us from his love.
– Dan Baumann in A Fresh Look at Fear
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