Nothing Can Separate Us
Read Romans 8:31–39 and John 16:33.
One of the biggest figures in the Bible is David. He was a king, a man who knew the Torah, and is even called “a man after God’s own heart.” Here is someone everyone considered Godly, but in a moment of weakness, he gave in to the desires of his flesh and committed adultery with another man’s wife. This sin and its attempted cover-up would lead to the death of a loyal soldier and an innocent baby (2 Samuel 11–12). It’s easy to believe a person can’t come back from something like that, that a sin that big would forever keep someone separated from God. But this story shows us that God’s gentleness is an ever-present help for all who are weary and downcast, even in our darkest moments.
These past years have given us plenty of opportunities to feel like God is distant from us. Everything from fear, anger, mistrust, worry, anxiety, and loneliness — we have felt all of those things intensely at moments. Today we want to remind you that God is above all. Jesus says, “I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! For I have overcome the world.” (John 16:33)
Place your faith in Jesus, and know that nothing will ever separate you from him, for he is steady and unchanging in his love for you.
Father, there have been some very intense moments in the past few years. Today we want to thank you for being present. Thank you for not abandoning us to our sin, grief or anger. Give us eyes to see every way that you are working in our lives for our good. Help us to see moments we didn’t realize you were working so that our faith will be strong in the knowledge that nothing can separate us. In Jesus’ name we pray, amen.