Sometimes things happen in our lives that send us on a downward spiral of despair and hopelessness and for the past few days I have visited some very dark places. Places that I know I shouldn't go but places that the enemy would have me stay. I know that there has been a battle waging against my heart. Today is a new day and my heart cries out, just as the song above, I am Yours! I am making the choice today to not believe the lies of the enemy and where he would have my mind go. I have a God that is much stronger than any of the lies and there is nothing that can separate me from Him. I love this verse, out of The Message, and it has been a lifeline for me this morning.
Romans 8:38 (The Message)
31-39So, what do you think? With God on our side like this, how can we lose? If God didn't hesitate to put everything on the line for us, embracing our condition and exposing himself to the worst by sending his own Son, is there anything else he wouldn't gladly and freely do for us? And who would dare tangle with God by messing with one of God's chosen? Who would dare even to point a finger? The One who died for us—who was raised to life for us!—is in the presence of God at this very moment sticking up for us. Do you think anyone is going to be able to drive a wedge between us and Christ's love for us? There is no way! Not trouble, not hard times, not hatred, not hunger, not homelessness, not bullying threats, not backstabbing, not even the worst sins listed in Scripture:
They kill us in cold blood because they hate you.
We're sitting ducks; they pick us off one by one.
None of this fazes us because Jesus loves us. I'm absolutely convinced that nothing—nothing living or dead, angelic or demonic, today or tomorrow, high or low, thinkable or unthinkable—absolutely nothing can get between us and God's love because of the way that Jesus our Master has embraced us.
That is tangible hope for me!!!