“Nothing can separate us…”

“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.” -Romans 8:38

I read this verse a little bit ago, and felt led to analyze it (and add a little) for anyone reading…

Nothing can separate us from God’s love.

NOTHING.

NOTHING.

Do you know what nothing means? The word literally breaks down into no thing.

While I appreciate Paul’s exceptional writing ability, and especially love the part of the verse that says “neither our fears for today nor our worries for tomorrow” (well said!), I want to take it upon myself to expand this list.

• Not the mistakes you’ve made can separate you from God’s love.
• Not how you’ve been treated/abused/abandoned by people in your life can separate you from God’s love.
• Not the color of your skin can separate you from God’s love.
• Not the way you’ve mistreated someone in your life can separate you from God’s love.
• Not the mistakes you’ve made can separate you from God’s love.
• Not your sexuality can separate you from God’s love.
• Not any of the guilt and shame you’ve been carrying can separate you from God’s love.
• Not that horrible thing your parents/coach/teacher/spouse/sibling said about you can separate you from God’s love.
• Not the mistakes you’ve made can separate you from God’s love.Not your taste in music can separate you from God’s love.
• Not those negative thoughts you’ve had pop up unexpectedly can separate you from God’s love.
• Not your addictions can separate you from God’s love.
• And finally… (I bet you can guess the last one)… NOT YOUR MISTAKES CAN SEPARATE YOU FROM GOD’S LOVE.

This list could go on forever and ever. But again, I can combine Paul’s beautiful words with my list, and here’s what the verse will still boil down to…

NOTHING can separate you from God’s love.

He knows everything…past, present, future…and still loves you and wants you to love Him back.

There is nothing you have ever said, done, thought, acted upon or carried out that Jesus Christ didn’t already know about 2,000 years ago… And yet, He chose to die in order to wipe our slates clean. TODAY!

Nothing can separate you.

God’s love is all over your mind, body, heart, and most importantly, your life.

The list I gave above is full of reasons for people to use as a justification to judge or stop loving. Our Father, however, can’t stop loving. Ever. We simply can’t run away from His affection.

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