Saturday, July 4, 2009

You Think You Have Problems?

Romans 8:35-39 (New Living Translation)

35 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? 36 As the Scriptures say, “For your sake we are killed every day; we are being slaughtered like sheep.” 37 No, despite all these things, overwhelming victory is ours through Christ, who loved us.
38 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. 39 No power in the sky above or in the earth below—indeed, nothing in all creation will ever be able to separate us from the love of God that is revealed in Christ Jesus our Lord.

Have you ever had something happen to you and felt that God must hate you because of it?

We do things or have things happen to us that make us think that God doesn't love us. God must hate me because; my car won't start, my kids won't listen, I don't have any money, I'm sick and can't get well, the list goes on and on. We equate God's love with things and situations and we pull away from Him.

Things happen, and most of them are out of our control, but God's love for us doesn't change. Paul tells us that no matter what the situation is, God loves us. Even the things that we can't see won't separate us from God's love. He loves us and He's there for us, we just need to reach out to Him.

I guess what I'm trying to say is:

think about the solution.

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