Romans 8:38 (NLT)
And I am convinced that nothing can ever separate us from God’s love. Neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, [Greek nor rulers.] neither our fears for today nor our worries about tomorrow—not even the powers of ****** can separate us from God’s love.
In these verses the apostle Paul expresses the love God has for us. He gives reassurance God’s love is not conditional and cannot be taken away. Even when we have fear and worries that might cause us to think God couldn’t love us, He still loves us. God’s love is unconditional.
It is hard to understand the depths of God’s love. Every day children are abandoned; divorce is prevalent; and families dissolve. If you are an abandoned child whose father and mother left, what would your concept of love be? Would it be easy to relate to a God who loves unconditionally? What about a spouse who is angry and bitter and you are doing all you can do to make things work? Is it is easy to grasp unconditional love when you feel the day to day pains that fall on you. What about families that break apart and no longer talk to each other over small issues? Won’t people ask how can God love me when no one else will? It’s no wonder some people think they have to work hard, put forth an effort, or to try and earn love. Maybe if I could just change this about me, if I could just get that job, if I could just make myself more loveable. The problem is we see love as something to be earned, but love is an unselfish and benevolent concern for the good of another. It’s not something to be bought or earned. It’s freely given by another because they have a desire to love. Our God loves us and He loves us just as we are. He offers His love freely just as He offers salvation freely to those who accept it. Pray and thank God for his unconditional love. Thank Him that even when you might not feel loved, He still loves you. Thank Him that when you feel everyone around you has deserted you God still loves you. May God bless your day and fill it with His love.