Weekly Howdy 9.8.2017
by LPCC Admin on September 8th, 2017

Romans 8:35 who can separate us from the love of Christ? Can affliction or anguish or persecution or nakedness or danger or sword?

Nothing you could ever experience, no matter how terrible and frightening, could ever separate you from the love of God. No tribulation and distress you might ever suffer could be so intense that God’s love for you is not even more available. No persecution could be so painful that God’s love cannot bring comfort.

We have recently seen tragedies from hurricane Harvey, with many people losing all that they have. We’ve got church members and loved ones who are suffering from cancer and struggling for life, we have parents and grandparents who lost children and grandchildren. Even death itself is incapable of robbing you of your heavenly father’s infinite love.

If you base your view of God’s love on your circumstances, you will become confused. There may be times you will ask, “How can a loving God allow this to happen to me?”  You may begin to question what you find clearly stated in the word of God. God promised that you would never be separated from his love; he did not say that you would never face hardship, persecution, poverty, or danger. If you doubt that God could love you still allow you to experience difficulty experiences consider the life of Jesus.

If you allow the death of Jesus on the cross to forever settle any questions you might have about God’s love, you will approach difficult circumstances with confidence. Knowing that there will never be anything that could separate you from God’s perfect love, you will watch to see how God expresses his love in each circumstance in your life. Don’t ever judge God’s love based on your circumstances. Instead, evaluate your circumstances from the perspective of God’s love.

The very 1st Scripture I ever learned at Sunday school was “God is love.”

Pastor Terry

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