The Love of Christ
Romans 8:31-39 KJV
If God be for us, who can be against us?
To separate means to disconnect, detach, breakup, split, parting (of the ways), estrangement, rift, rupture, breach, divide. Paul declares Christ’s love for us by posing this question; "Who shall separate us from the love of Christ?" The fear of separation from God is not possible to those who are Christ’s. If we are truly born again by the Spirit of God, we can know and experience the boundless, unwavering love of Christ. What security this brings to the believer. There is no need to ever fear the past, the present or the future––– we are secure and protected, in the love of Christ.
God assures us that the hard things in life are working for our good and not against us. He encourages us that we are more than conquerors through him that loved us (Romans 8:37). God may allow the trials of life to come so that He may use them in our lives for His glory. He will never desert us, for He is closest to us when we go through the most difficult times of our life. We, my friend, are victorious in Christ. We need not fear what may come into our lives because–––He gives the victory with no conditions attached.
Believers can experience defeat, discouragement or depression at times. Our God is concerned with the trials we face and what could cause us to give way to frustration or despair. All our suffering will one day be gone and we will be with Christ in glory. The best is yet to come for us and we are to anticipate His coming! What hope we have in Him who will one day take us home to heaven. This should cause our hearts to rejoice, knowing; victory is ours through Christ, who loved us enough, to die in our place. We are His beloved and nothing can separate us from His deep affectionate love.
Lord, thank You for Your sacrificial love shown on the cross of Calvary.