“For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, 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.” (Rom. 8:38-39 NIV)
There is no place that you can go where God’s love isn’t. You’ll never be separated from God’s love.
Nothing—no circumstance, no situation—can separate you, because God’s love is everywhere: “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” (Romans 8:39 NIV).
If you want an antidote for loneliness, here it is: You will never be separated from God’s love. The fact is, we do lose loved ones. If you’re married, one of you is going to die first, and you will grieve over that.
But if you’re a Christian, you’ll never be lonely because you can tune into God’s love. I’m not talking about religion; I’m talking about a relationship with Jesus Christ. His love lasts forever, and his love is everywhere.
Talk About It
- How high is God’s love? High enough to overlook your mistakes! Have you accepted God’s offer to forgive you and help you start over?
- How do you tune into God’s love in difficult circumstances or when you feel lonely?
Rick Warren is the founding pastor of Saddleback Church in Lake Forest, Calif., one of America’s largest and most influential churches. Rick is author of the New York Times bestseller The Purpose Driven Life. His book, The Purpose Driven Church, was named one of the 100 Christian books that changed the 20th century. He is also the founder of Pastors.com, a global Internet community for pastors.
This devotional ©2013 by Rick Warren. All rights reserved. Used by permission.
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