Romans 8:35-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?
Feeling separated from God due to the test, trials, burdens, heaven heart and struggles of life?
The good news on today is that scripture declares that nothing that happens to us nor anything that comes against us shall separate us from God's love for us.
In the previous verses before this text, the Apostle Paul makes a statement that s appears to be in the form of a question when he stated,"if God is for us, who can be against us?"
Paul is not asking a question, He is actually making a statement that says "since or because God is for us, who could be against us?"
Paul goes on to say that He has no doubt that God loves us for He proved His love to us by not even sparing His own Son, but giving Him up for all of us and if God this, would He not give us everything else needed?
Paul's point is for us to know and to continue to remind ourselves as to who we are in Christ Jesus. GOD IS FOR US!!! We are the sheep of His pasture!
Yes, we will experience trouble, tragedies, sickness, calamities, persecution, rejection, dangers and on and on, but these things have nothing to do with God's love for us. They all are a part of life!
What we must remember is that when the storms of life begins to rage and our boats seems to fill with water and the wind and rain cease to rage, we MUST hold on to God's unchanging hands.
We are reminded in vs#37 of this text that despite all these things we may suffer or have to go through in life, we have overwhelming victory through Christ who loves us.
2 Corinthians 2:14-a But thanks be to God, who in Christ always leads us in triumphal procession.
The point I want to make today is that we MUST hold on to God's unchanging hands for the road ahead is not going to get any smoother, but instead rough. We are living in perilous times!!!
The Apostle Paul give us hope in vs#38-39 of this text. Hope that we must grab on to and hold tight to as our own.
As stated by the Apostle Paul, we too MUST declare these same words in the midst of life's fiery trials.
We must be convinced or persuaded in our minds that NOTHING can ever separate us (those who are in Christ Jesus) from God's love.
Not sickness, death, life, angels, demons, fears of today or tomorrow, worries and not even the power of hell (satan himself) can separate us from the love of God that is and has been revealed through Christ for us in God's atoning work on our behalf at the Cross.
PEOPLE OF GOD, HOLD ON!!!
Hold on to God's unchanging hands for scripture declares that He changes not. God is the same yesterday, today and forever.
Keep seeking God, keep trusting Him, keep believing Him for He does hear and answer our prayers.
God knows where we are, He knows what we go through or may be going through right now, He loves and cares for us, therefore, we MUST cast our cares upon Him, knowing the He loves and cares for us.
God is concerned about His people. Scripture declares in 2 Corinthians 16:9a The eyes of the LORD search the whole earth in order to strengthen those whose hearts are fully committed to him.
People of God, we can’t allow anyone , anything or any deceptive lie of satan to cause us to stop Holding on the hands of our God.
I don't care what the test or trial may look like, it is time to get CRAZY FAITH, even if it means looking like a fool before unbelieving people while you are doing it.
God will avenge you in the end! We must believe that, regardless of what our eyes may see or regardless of what is before or what may seem to be coming against us right now. TRUST GOD!!
There is a song that my parents and the Saints of old used to sing when I was growing up as a young girl that says "Hold to His Hands."
The lyrics are :Time is filled with swift transition, Naught of earth un-moved can stand, Build your hope on things eternal, and Hold to God’ unchanging hand!
Hold to His hand, God’s unchanging hand! Hold to his hand, God’s unchanging hand! Build your hope on things eternal and Hold, Hold, I said Hold to God’s Unchanging God!
Saints I came by to tell you to “Keep Holding the Master’s Hand!”
People of God, God got us in the palm of His hands! Keep Holding on to Him people of God!!!
Isaiah 40:31-But those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not faint.
People of God, even in the struggle, "HOLD ON TO GOD'S UNCHANGING HANDS!!!
God is our "HOPE" for today and tomorrow! Hold on!
People of God if there was ever a time to hold on to God, the time is NOW!
God's promise to us on today people of God is "VICTORY IS GUARANTEED TO BE OURS THROUGH CHRIST JESUS!!"