Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? shall tribulation, or anguish, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword?
Sometimes we feel alienated from God. Times get really tough. We anguish over circumstances, broken relationships, betrayals, persecution by bullies, political opponents or people that just can’t or refuse to understand us. When times get rough the first tendency is to cry out “Why me God?!!!”
But God says in every circumstance, whatever we are anguishing over He has never left. His love burns a steady hot radiating compassion, love, kindness, patience and wisdom.
Satan seeks in our misery to break us down and put a wedge between us and God. He would enslave us in fear and resentment and seeking anything to dull the pain. While God comes along side and urges us to greater faith, greater strength and patience. “Be strong in the Lord and the power of His might.” The easy road of complaining and apathy or resentment is self destructive while trusting God to do amazing things in the dark times brings joy and hope and freedom from fear. Every time we use our faith muscles by saying “God is awesome! He’s got my back in this! ” we grow stronger and less easily pushed over when hard times or bad news hits.
Having faith is believing the mountain is still there even though hidden by dense fog. We know that we know that we know even against “evidence to the contrary.” Don’t give up on God. He will never give up on you!