Wednesday's Words to Live By For February 22nd - February 28th
"Nothing Shall Separate Us From God's Love"
Here is your Wednesday's Words to Live By for the upcoming week:
Scripture: Romans 8:35-39 (www.biblegateway.com - NIV)
“35 Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall trouble or hardship or persecution or famine or nakedness or danger or sword? 36 As it is written:
“For your sake we face death all day long;
we are considered as sheep to be slaughtered.”
37 No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. 38 For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, 39 neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord."
What you go through does not dictate who you are and it does mean God is not with you or that He does not love you. God is and will be forever present in your life. Psalm 46:1 lets us know that God is our refuge and strength an ever-present help in time of trouble: “God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble.” God said in Deuteronomy 31:6: “Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you.” Therefore, God is there with us whether we feel His presence or not; during the good times and the bad times.
As the “Footprints” poem says God carries us during the bad times (paraphrased) – He picks us up in His loving arms and carries us through as a soldier would pick up his wounded comrade and carry him off the battlefield. God loves us sooooooo much – more than we could ever imagine.
We cannot allow what we go through to define us; God is in total control of our lives – He knows what He is doing in you. A lot of things we go through, God is getting something out of us. Therefore, we are not always going to feel that He is with us. Remember, faith is not a feeling! Faith is trusting God even when you cannot feel Him. Faith is trusting in God’s Word to know that He will do what He said He would do in our lives.
Right now, today, make that choice to not allow ANYTHING to separate YOU from God’s love. Storms in your life are going to come and go, people in your life are going to come and go but God will NEVER leave you nor forsake you. Rev. Timothy Wright let us know this in the song, “Troubles Don’t Last Always.”
No matter what you are going through, God there, and if you allow Him He will bring you through this battle, this storm, this unforgiveness, or whatever it is. There is nothing too hard for God (Genesis 18:14); just believe in Him! Give God your heart and take on His attributed.
You are going to make it! Just grab hold to God and hold on. The ride might get a little bumpy but hold on for dear life because YOUR life depends on it!
Shalom my friends and I am putting more videos in this week’s teaching to help encourage you.
Dr. Dorothy E. Hooks
“He Will Carry Me” by Mark Schultz
“We Walk by Faith” by Jeremy Camp
“I Still Believe” by Jeremy Camp
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