What then shall we say to these things? If God is for us, who is against us? He who did not spare His own Son, but delivered Him over for us all, how will He not also with Him freely give us all things?
Who will bring a charge against God’s elect? God is the one who justifies; who is the one who condemns? Christ Jesus is He who died, yes, rather who was raised, who is at the right hand of God, who also intercedes for us.
Who will separate us from the love of Christ? Will tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword? Just as it is written,
“For Your sake, we are being put to death all day long;
We were considered as sheep to be slaughtered.”
But in all these things we overwhelmingly conquer through Him who loved us.
For I am convinced that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor things present, nor things to come, nor powers, nor height, nor depth, nor any other created thing, will be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.
Let us draw strength from these Bible verses as we go through trials, such as death of a loved one.
The promises are powerful. It’s beyond time and space – NOTHING will be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.
And therein lies our tremendous hope – for those who have gone before us, maybe a son, a daughter, a sister, a brother, our loved ones.
Thank you Lord God for your absolute assurance – not sickness, not depression, not suicide, not a broken heart, not grief – NOTHING can separate us from the love of God.
SOURCE: Ross Waugh’s reflection