Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or danger, or sword? As it is written, “For your sake we are being killed all the day long; we are regarded as sheep to be slaughtered.” No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. For I am sure that neither death nor life, nor angels nor rulers, nor things present nor things to come, nor powers, nor height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord. Romans 8:35-39 ESV
Security is not found in the absence of danger, but in the presence of the Lord. Once we have trusted Christ and become a member of God’s family, He promises never to leave us or forsake us. Nothing will separate us from Him; we are safe and secure in His care.
Jesus promises to be with us forever. Though we still encounter trials and difficulties, He will be with us in the midst of them and see us through. We need not fear that He will forsake or abandon us. He will be faithful to us, even if we are unfaithful. What amazing love!
- God will never leave us! What do the following passages say about God’s commitment to us? — Matthew 28:20; John 10:27-30
- One person plus God is a majority! What do the following passages say about the security we have in the presence of God? — Romans 8:31; Hebrews 13:5-6
Question to ponder: How does the fact of Christ’s presence with you always effect your daily attitude and activities?
Passages for further reflection: Proverbs 3:23-26; 2 Timothy 2:11-13