By Roger Hollar
Struggling in the deep shadows of life does not disqualify us from God’s amazing love. We may feel anger at the loss of a loved one to incarceration or any other diversion we face. We may feel at a loss for understanding, but we need not feel the loss of God’s love, for he cares for us.
Such circumstances demand that we attempt to hear from the heavenly Father who had to watch His own Son, Jesus, suffer many indignities. This is especially important as Jesus suffered at God’s own hand so that he might die for our sin and open the door to a relationship with him.
Romans 8:32 tells us, “God did not spare even his own Son, but gave him up for us all. Will he not also give us everything else?” Oh yes. He will.
God watched His own Son, mocked and beaten, spat upon and scourged, die a horrible death. Through the death of his son on a cruel cross He guarantees forgiveness and life everlasting (“Because of the joy awaiting him, he endured the cross, disregarding its shame. Now he is seated in the place of honor beside God’s throne.” - Hebrews 12:2)
Finally, God our Father assures us of His full attendance to the weighty matters of life. Nothing can or will separate us, or others who trust in Him from the love of Christ.
Romans 8:35-39 says, “Can anything ever separate us from Christ’s love? Does it mean he no longer loves us if we have trouble or calamity, or are persecuted, or hungry, or destitute, or in danger, or threatened with death?
No, despite all these things, overwhelming victory is ours through Christ, who loved us. And I am convinced that nothing can ever separate us from God’s love. Neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither our fears for today nor our worries about tomorrow—not even the powers of hell can separate us from God’s love…Nothing in all creation will ever be able to separate us from the love of God that is revealed in Christ Jesus our Lord.
We may take great comfort in knowing that in Christ we are inseparably linked to the everlasting and amazing love of the Father. Place your full faith in that truth.
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