Photo credit: lightstock.com What will separate us from the love Christ has for us? Can trouble, distress, persecution, hunger, nakedness, danger, or violent death separate us from his love? As Scripture says: “We are being killed all day long because of you. We are thought of as sheep to be slaughtered.”

The one who loves us gives us an overwhelming victory in all these difficulties. I am convinced that nothing can ever separate us from God’s love which Christ Jesus our Lord shows us.

We can’t be separated by death or life, by angels or rulers, by anything in the present or anything in the future, by forces or powers in the world above or in the world below, or by anything else in creation. (‭Romans‬ ‭8:‭35-39‬ (GW)

This is theological truth learned from experience, not a textbook. It's life truth, not theory.

The apostle Paul understood the inviolable power of God's love from his own experiences with such things as—"trouble, distress, persecution, hunger, nakedness, danger, or violent death." It's recorded in the Book of Acts.

The love of God is not an emotion. It's the power of His presence living in us in a continuing way, regardless of our circumstances. It is both relational and experiential. We cannot experience it apart from a true, personal relationship with Jesus.

This love is tied to the living hope we have in Jesus Christ our savior, who is Lord over all. Since He is Lord over all, and He lives in us, nothing can separate us from it—even things we cannot see, now or in the future. In short, we are secured by His love. ©Word-Strong_2016