Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword? (Romans 8:35)
Here’s a question that just about all of us have asked at one time or another – If Jesus loves me so much, why is He allowing me to suffer?
Here’s what I wrote in Give Up Worry For Good…
Take a moment and read today’s scripture passage again. St. Paul’s words are very clear—nothing can separate us from the love of Christ. If you are going through tough times, the Lord is allowing it; your trials are an expression of his love for you. If you get nothing else out of this book, please remember this fact. You don’t have to feel it and you don’t have to like it, but you need to believe it: Jesus loves you and everything that is happening (or will happen) in your life is a manifestation of that love.
One of the greatest breakthroughs in my relationship with Jesus came when the Holy Spirit helped me to understand that the presence of trials and tribulations in my life doesn’t mean that Jesus doesn’t love me. In fact, it means just the opposite. This is not something you can arrive at by reason alone. It’s also not something you’ll understand by reading my words. Believing that Jesus loves you even though He doesn’t always take your problems away comes through the working of the Holy Spirit.
My prayer for you today is that the Spirit’s grace will flood your heart and you’ll believe this message as much as Paul did when he wrote these words.
Let not your heart be troubled!