“Does it mean he no longer loves us if we have trouble or calamity, or are persecuted or hungry, or destitute, or in danger, or threatened with death?” (Romans 8:35).
I don’t know about you, but when trouble is lurking, things are not going my way, when prayers don’t look like they are being answered, when the world feels like it’s against me, it might feel like God’s against me too. And, it’s here, I find myself doubting God’s love — feeling He’s far away — that He doesn’t care.
But then …I turn and again to read the personal letter He’s written to me, and it is within these pages I find His tender love in action. Click To Tweet
And I have to ask the question: If God didn’t love me so much would He …
Bother to count the hairs on my head, even the gray ones?
Matthew 10:30 — “And the very hairs on your head are numbered.”
Would He keep track of my sorrows and collect my tears?
Psalm 56:8 — “You keep track of my sorrows. You have collected my tears in your bottle.”
Would He promise to wipe every tear away?
Revelation 7:17 — “For the Lamb of God on the throne will be their Shepherd. He will lead them to springs of life-giving water. And God will wipe every tear from their eyes.”
Would He listen when I call out to Him?
Jeremiah 29:12 — “In those days when you pray, I will listen.
Would He desire to mend my broken heart?
Psalm 34:18 — “ The Lord is close to the brokenhearted; he rescues those whose spirits are crushed.”
More Hope in Trouble:
If He didn’t love me so much why would He sacrifice His Son for me?
John 3:16 — “For this is how God loved the world: he gave his one and only Son, so that everyone who believes in him will not perish but have eternal life.”
When the world is turning upside down and I’m feeling anxious and a little lost His love letter reminds me:
He will love me forever.
Jeremiah 31:3 — “I have loved you my people with an everlasting love.”
He will never forget me. He engraved my name on his nail scared hands.
Isaiah 49:16 — “See I have written your name on the palms of my hands.”
The logical conclusion?
If God is for me who can be against me? No one!
Romans 8:33 — “Who dares accuse us, who God has chosen for his own? No one — for God himself has given us right standing with himself.”