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You Can’t Stop God from Loving You

No power in the sky above or in the earth below—indeed, nothing in all creation will ever be able to separate us from the love of God that is revealed in Christ Jesus our Lord.

Romans 8:39

Battle Drill Daily Devotional

Read Romans 8:31-39.

Have you ever felt lonely? I can remember times in my life when I’ve sat in a room – in a bedroom, even in an office – and felt all alone. I can even recall times I’ve felt lonely even in a crowd.

Loneliness is a scourge of our age, and it has been made worse by the global pandemic we are journeying through. Many people have been left locked down in their homes for months at a time, feeling very lonely. Some have lost loved ones – loved ones they couldn’t even properly say goodbye to because of certain restrictions – and have been left all alone and grieving.

The antidote to loneliness is this: there is nothing that can ever separate you from God’s love for you. No situation can ever pull you apart from God’s love – not even a global pandemic. There is nowhere you can go – even in lockdown – where his love isn’t.

Whenever you feel lonely, look at God’s love and realise that the Creator of the universe loves you, now and for ever. You can’t stop him from loving you!

You can’t stop God from loving you
Though you may disobey him,
You can’t stop God from loving you,
However you betray him;
From love like this no power on earth
The human heart can sever,
You can’t stop God from loving you,
Not God – not now, nor ever.

John Gowans (1934-2012)
© The General of The Salvation Army

Used By Permission. CCL Licence No. 30158
Copied from The Song Book of The Salvation Army
Song Number 72

Think It Over

Think about the following:

  • What is the closest you have come to feeling the despair and loneliness of being separated from God?

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