For I am sure that neither death nor life, nor angels nor rulers, nor things present nor things to come, nor powers, nor height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord. Romans 8:38-39
Nothing shall separate us from the love of God. Nothing. Verse 28 tells us who that love is directed toward: “for those who love God…for those who are called according to His purpose.” If you are one of His, this love is for you. And this is a love that we cannot be separated from.
This is who God is and this is what He thinks of those who are His children. Nothing you can do will sever that tie between you and Him–not anything you have done or will do, not evil forces, not anything. Some people think that they have messed up too much and that God can’t forgive them. That sin, or series of sins, cannot separate you from God’s love.
Others can’t forgive themselves and are mad at themselves. That causes anger to spew from within at others. If this is you, pour out your heart to God and confess your sins, repenting of those stubborn sins and memories, and He will forgive you. As His forgiveness pours over you, you will be able to experience His love. God’s love melts away anger. It might not be at once, but over time you will see that change you from deep inside.
Romans 8:31 declares, “If God is for us, who can be against us?” God is for you. He loves you with an everlasting love. Check out Psalm 103:3-14:
(He) who forgives all your iniquity, who heals all your diseases, who redeems your life from the pit, who crowns you with steadfast love and mercy, who satisfies you with good so that your youth is renewed like the eagle’s…The Lord is merciful and gracious, slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love. He will not always chide, nor will He keep His anger forever. He does not deal with us according to our sins, nor repay us according to our iniquities.
For as high as the heavens are above the earth, so great is His steadfast love toward those who fear Him; as far as the east is from the west, so far does He remove our transgressions from us. As a father shows compassion to his children, so the Lord shows compassion to those who fear Him.
Let that soak in today.