Scripture of the Week by JoBeth Kested

Scripture for the week of March 19, 2017

For I am persuaded that neither death nor life, nor angels nor principalities nor powers, nor things present nor things to come, nor height nor depth, nor any other created thing, shall be able to separate us from the love of God which is in Christ Jesus our Lord. Romans 8:38-39 (NKJV)

Have you ever experienced the abandonment of someone special, the betrayal of a friend, rejection of family, or a deep empty loneliness that won’t go away? Or, do paralyzing fears in your life or fear of death cripple your hopes for the future? This scripture is a comforting promise that no matter what valley of pain or fear we may have to walk through in this life, there is absolutely no power, nor anyplace, any person nor anything that can separate us from the love of Christ. Corrie ten Boom, a survivor of one of the worst Nazi concentration camps during WWII, once said, “There is no pit so deep, that God’s love is not deeper still.” If you struggle with past hurts, present anxiety, fear of death or fear of any future dilemma, ask Jesus to come fill your heart with His perfect love that casts out all fear. (1 John 4:18) Only Jesus can heal our hearts and fill us with His love that never fails and will never leave us. May you know the joy of God’s endless love for you today.

By JoBeth Kested