Romans 8, verses 35 through 39 say 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.”[j]
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,[k] 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.
I don’t know about you, but I need to read those words every day. Trouble and hardship seem to be lurking everywhere in our world, and sometimes the weight of it all can be overwhelming.
But the beautiful truth of scripture is that we’re not supposed to focus on all of that stuff. We’re not supposed to be like Peter after he got out of the boat to walk to Jesus on the water. Suddenly he noticed the wind and the waves — because he took his focus off Christ.
Those verses in Romans put the focus squarely back on Jesus. “We are more than Conquerers through him who loved us.”
It’s not about us. It’s through Jesus that we can overcome. And he helps us because he loved us.
He loved us before the foundation of the world.
He loves us higher than any height and deeper than any depth.
He is the same yesterday, today and forever, which means he won’t get tired of us and cast us aside.
I’m so thankful for that.