"For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come, nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to seperate us from the love of GOD, which is in CHRIST JESUS our Lord." Romans 8:38-39
There are so many things in this world that can make us feel separated from GOD and HIS peace. But if we have accepted JESUS as our personal Savior, nothing can take us away from HIS salvation. Not fear, not depression, not sickness, not mistakes, not doubt, not overly critical family, not feelings of insecurity or insufficiency. Nothing. Once our name is written in that Heavenly Book, it is there forever. Satan will try to convince us that he is right and that we are never going to be effective for GOD's kingdom, but he is a deciever and a liar and a theif. He would steal our joy and our peace, if we let him. But he can NEVER steal our salvation, our place in GOD's Heavenly home! JESUS already has our place ready for us, HE is already there, ready to welcome us home with open arms and rejoicing! Ginny Owens has a song called "True Story" one of the lines in the song is "YOU see my imperfections/Still YOU say I'm a masterpiece/A marvolous reflection/of YOURSELF in me" When we give our lives over to CHRIST, GOD doesn't see our imperfections, HE sees CHRIST in us! Even when we are at our lowest, HE still looks at us and sees HIS perfect Son.
Thank YOU LORD, for holding on so tight that we can be assured that YOU will NEVER let go, even when we are unable to hold on to YOU. Thank YOU for not letting our fears and mistakes and insufficeincies separate us from YOU and Your love and grace. Thank YOU for showing us that Satan is wrong and YOU are the Way, the Truth and the Life. I love YOU!!!! Amen