Romans 8:35-37 “Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall trouble or hardship or persecution or famine or nakedness or danger or sword? As it is written: “For your sake we face death all day long; we are considered as sheep to be slaughtered. No in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us.” (NIV)
Promise: God promises us victory though Christ’s love.
Why it is important to know this promise?
God’s character is revealed: Omnipotent, Sovereign, Love, Eternal, Immutable, Victor, Savior and Hope.
Promise provides me with: hope in the future, knowledge that I am his eternally, constancy of God’s love, his unchanging character that I can depend upon each day, knowledge that God is in control of all things that happen in my life, and I will always be victorious in and through Christ’s love and care for me.
I love this portion of scripture. Whenever I am plagued with doubt, fear or uncertainty, I feel renewed and encouraged when I read these verses. Paul knew what it was to stuffer for the Lord and he endured incredible hardships. See 2Corinthians 6:3-10. No matter what, Paul was convinced that nothing could ever separate him from Jesus’ love. We know God does not change as Hebrews 13:8 reminds us that “Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever.” He is eternally true and faithful for God does not change with the times, trends or fashions. Jesus also said in John 16:33 “I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. but take heart! I have overcome the world.” What better assurance can we have of victory though Christ’s love? Claim victory over your doubts, fears, pressing problems or seemingly unsolvable circumstances today in His name and and know that nothing can separate you from His love. Praise Him today for his victorious love!