Friday, September 19, 2014

When It All Just Seems Too Much

"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?
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. No power in the sky above or in the earth below - indeed, nothing in all creation will ever be able to separate us from the love of God that is revealed in Christ Jesus our Lord."  Romans 8:35, 38-39

This verse has been in-my-face multiple times this week in totally unrelated ways and I think I need to listen. Because I've been discouraged lately-honestly, doubting his love. 

So much evil in our world, trouble brewing, I hear and wonder how God can let it continue. I convince myself that the reason I doubt his goodness is external but really, if I'm honest, it's coming from within me. It's so easy to place blame when things don't go as planned in life. 

 When I finally had enough of my own self, I asked for help and he came through, just like always in my life. 

So, why do I share this? If you are in a low place, guess what? He is ready to pull you up, wrap his arms around you and make it all better. I know, because it just happened to me.