Convinced

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 8:38-39, NIV*

God will never leave us, nor forsake us. He promised. Songs like Matt Redman’s “You Never Let Go” and David Crowder’s “Never Let Go” help us internalize and respond to this amazing truth.

But sometimes, don’t you catch yourself wondering? Circumstances and the enemy of our souls whisper otherwise, and sometimes we listen: not me… not this time… not after what I did…

Our heads know the truth, but our hearts are prone to believe the lie.

Last week for the first time I really heard the lyrics to “Shadows,” from the David Crowder*Band’s Church Music CD, and something clicked in my spirit.

The price was too high for God to ever let us go. Jesus went to the Cross for us and defeated death. He’s not going to give up on us after that, no matter how troublesome we are.

Father, You knew what you were getting in the transaction, how stubborn and slow of heart we are, and You still loved us enough to pay a horrific price to rescue us. You’ve promised never to let go of us, and yet at times we doubt that. Forgive us, and help us to trust You and to stand amazed and secure “in the shadow of the Cross”.

Here  is a very cool video of “Shadows” from David Crowder*Band.  Take time to listen to the lyrics.

*New International Version (NIV) Holy Bible, New International Version®, NIV® Copyright ©1973, 1978, 1984, 2011 by Biblica, Inc.® Used by permission. All rights reserved worldwide.

6 thoughts on “Convinced

  1. gladwellmusau

    Hi Janet. This reminds me of a conversation I had with my four year old sometime back and she understood it too well. ‘Mum says she loves me even when I am naught.’ I overheard her brag to her daddy. In the same way, when the devil tries his dirty tricks on our minds…I will remember…THAT MY HEAVENLY DAD LOVES ME EVEN WHEN I AM OFF THE TRACK. Because like you, I AM CONVINCED!!!

    Blessings to you,

    Gladwell

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  2. Margaret

    Janet,

    For every time of testing, when doubts and fears come sneaking in, it’s just good to know that our heavenly Father has promised to hold us in His everlasting arms….. We need to face the testing to show that our faith is based on the Solid Rock.

    Margaret

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  3. Belinda Burston

    There is nothing more painful than the thought of being separated from him. That must be why he says, “Nothing can separate us from the love of God.”

    I am SO grateful.

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