I Am Secure
For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.
The day Drew moved out followed ten months of limbo. It had been an awful day. The kids cried themselves to sleep. It was late when Dana climbed into bed. She sat propped up on her side of the double bed and opened her Bible. She hadn’t planned to read Romans 8, but the words were there for her that night.
God’s words touched her gently, much like the romantic gesture of being presented a single, long-stemmed red rose.
How like God to tenderly speak to her ravaged heart about the impossibility of separation from Him. She was now separated from her husband. Alone. Insecure. Would she allow herself to feel the depths of pain or would she shore up the tidal waves of emotion for another day? Hot tears flowed freely as a warm healing balm. It didn’t matter that they soaked her nightgown.
God, You are with me and You have promised to never leave me. Do I believe You?
As women, we have an innate need for security. What happens when we’ve relied on another person for our security, and it’s suddenly ripped away?
As lovers of Jesus, security is ours. God’s presence makes all the difference.
God never flees, even though it’s seems that way when trials hit. Nothing can part us from God and His love. We are safe and secure in Him, therefore, we have confidence and hope.
Our “Abba” Father says He loves us, we are beautiful, we are wanted, we are valuable, and we are secure. His actions toward us affirm His words. Our praises and thankfulness are evidence that we have entrusted our hearts to Him.
Whatever you’re going through or how you feel, pray with me as an act of faith:
Gracious Heavenly Father, nothing can separate me from You and Your perfect love. Thank You for being trustworthy with all my fears, doubts, and feelings. I choose to replace the lies I’ve believed with Your truth.