Nothing separates us from his love.
Nothing is bigger than God.
God is bigger than darkness.
It’s not about how tight we hold on to God, but how tightly he holds on to us.
When the light goes out, when tragedy strikes, and when we can’t seem to experience anything other than sadness and despair, it can be hard to see where God is in all of it. Sometimes, we don’t feel God. Sometimes, we can’t see how God is working. Sometimes, we don’t sense God’s presence. Sometimes, God feels like he’s a million miles away.
But the Bible promises us that God will never leave us. He will never abandon us. He will never forsake us. Nothing can separate us from his presence and his love.
“What, then, shall we say in response to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us? He who did not spare his own son, but gave him up for us all – how will he not also, along with him, graciously give us all things? Who will bring any charge against those whom God has chosen? It is God who justifies. Who then is the one who condemns? No one. Christ Jesus who died – more than that, who was raised to life – is at the right hand of God and is also interceding for us. Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall trouble or hardship or persecution or famine or nakedness or sword?”
Sometimes, darkness feels all encompassing. But God is bigger than the darkness. Sometimes, darkness feels like is winning. But God is ultimately victorious. Our relationship with God isn’t dependent on how tightly we hold on to him in the midst of the darkness. Our relationship with God is dependent on how tightly he holds on to us. God is for you, which means nothing and nobody can stand against you.