Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword? Romans 8:35
Nothing you could ever experience, no matter how terrible or frightening, could ever separate you from the love of God. No tribulation and distress you might suffer could be so intense that God’s love for you is not even more fervent. No persecution could be so painful that God’s love cannot bring comfort. Famine might starve you of food, but you will never be deprived of the Father’s love, guidance and provision for you.
Poverty cannot strip you of God’s compassion, just as even death itself is incapable of robbing you of your heavenly Father’s presence and surpassing love. It is however possible to become confused and disheartened if you base your view of God’s love on your circumstances. There may be times when you will ask, “How could a loving God allow this to happen to me?” You may begin to question God’s truths that are clearly stated in the Word of God.
God promised that you would never be separated from Him and His love; He did not say that you would never face hardship, persecution, poverty, or danger. If you doubt that God could love you and still allow you to experience difficult experiences, consider the life of Jesus. If you allow the death of Jesus on the cross to forever settle any questions you might have about God’s love, you will approach life’s challenges and difficult circumstances with confidence.
Knowing that there will never be anything that could separate you from God’s perfect love and providence, you will look to see how God expresses His love in each circumstance. Do not judge God’s love based on your circumstances. Instead, evaluate your circumstances from the perspective of God’s saving grace and infinite love.