34 Who is to condemn? It is Christ Jesus, who died, yes, who was raised, who is at the right hand of God, who indeed intercedes for us. 35 Who will separate us from the love of Christ? Will hardship, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword? 36 As it is written,Romans 8:34-39
“For your sake we are being killed all day long;
we are accounted as sheep to be slaughtered.”
37 No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. 38 For I am convinced that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor rulers, nor things present, nor things to come, nor powers, 39 nor height, nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord.
These words of Paul speak of our comfort and hope in the face of a reality that is characterized by hardship, struggle and death. When you look at your life, what threatens to get in the way of you and Jesus – what threatens to separate you from your God? How has Christ’s love overcome those obstacles in your past? How is Christ’s love at work in your life now? What comfort and hope do you personally find in Paul’s words?
Memory Verse –
Even though I walk through the darkest valley,
I fear no evil;
for you are with me;