A short devotional on Romans 8:31-39. Want to talk? Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Good Morning! I'm your host Lonnie Wibberding, and you are listening to Umpqua Connect. A daily devotional podcast sent out from the beautiful Umpqua Valley of Southern Oregon.
Today is Thursday, February 18, 2021.
Our passage for the day is one of my favorites in all the Bible. For me it's one of those verses I find comfort in when I've really messed up. I've done something that hurts people or myself, or God. When that happens I have all these thoughts running through my head that I am not worthy of God's love. I am not good enough to be called a Christian.
I just feel like I've slipped into the mud and can never be clean again. Especially when it's something I've done before.
But then I read verses like this and I'm reminded God's love is bigger than my sin. Bigger than anything else I'm facing. Jesus came to earth. He experienced being human. He understands our journey. He understands what it is like to struggle. And He will do anything that we allow Him to do to support us and love us.
Romans 8:31-39 says:
31 What, then, shall we say in response to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us? 32 He who did not spare his own Son, but gave him up for us all—how will he not also, along with him, graciously give us all things? 33 Who will bring any charge against those whom God has chosen? It is God who justifies. 34 Who then is the one who condemns? No one. Christ Jesus who died—more than that, who was raised to life—is at the right hand of God and is also interceding for us. 35 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.
Do you know that God loves you today? That He would and has done everything He can to love you?
He has. He loves you.
Thanks for connecting.
May God Bless your day. We'll talk again tomorrow