Today: Psalms 89:1-8; Romans 8:18-39; Hosea 10; Hosea 11:1-11

Romans 8

“In all these things we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us. 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.” Romans 8:37-38

Today’s passage in Romans is filled with great encouragement. Do you feel tired? Do you feel your soul groaning over the difficulties of this life? All of creation groans with us. But this cursed state is only temporary. The day is coming when we will be liberated from our “bondage to decay and brought into the freedom and glory of the children of God.” (v.21) What a glorious day that will be!

In the meantime, while we live out our time here, we have been given a personal companion, the Holy Spirit, who resides within us. The Holy Spirit “helps us in our weakness” and “intercedes for God’s people in accordance with the will of God.” (v.26-27)

In the meantime, Christ Himself intercedes for us to God. And God loved us enough to provide a way of salvation. We are infilled with Christ, surrounded and supported by His love. He has chosen us, called us, loved us, and saved us. Today He guides us, sanctifies us, and perfects us. NOTHING can separate us from His love.