“And I am convinced that nothing can ever separate us from God’s love. Neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither our fears for today nor our worries about tomorrow – not even the powers of hell can separate us from God’s love.” Romans 8:38
As we watch the evening news and feel the unsteadiness of the world swirling around us, it’s easy to feel troubled and afraid. The media is relentless in its proclamation of bad news: it’s a steady diet of distress for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. It would be so easy to feel insignificant and hopeless in the face of events and personal circumstances that threaten to overwhelm us. But God’s news is very good indeed. Scripture tells us that we never have to face our fears alone and, in fact, we are held safely in the palm of God’s hand. Nothing the world dishes out can ever separate us from God’s loving Presence. Remember that you are infinitely precious to God who calls you by name. loves you unconditionally, and promises never to leave or forsake you. That’s my kind of news!!
Prayer: Loving God, I know that you are always with me, so please help me not to be afraid. Speak your words of peace and assurance to my troubled heart and fill me with confident trust.