I write this to you from my Grammy’s kitchen table. As I sit cross-legged leaning back on the wicker-laced chair, I feel secure. I am at home in my family. Relationships bring such security in our lives. Neil Anderson says relationships are the core issue of security. There is no greater assurance than relationships built on trust and commitment.
So, what happens when our relationships are called into question? What happens when someone leaves? How does that impact our identity? I wrote about being accepted in Christ, that rejection is not a part of our Christ given identity.
For me, relationships built on security and trust and commitment had not been my experience. I saw destruction and leaving and began to think that was just how things were. My family was not together. I thought that meant I was destructive. I felt separated from love. Like I was reaching out and there was nothing but my open hand in the emptiness.
Lies. Oh my friends, such lies.
What can separate us from God’s love?
Absolutely no one!
Nothing comes between us and God.
Danger tries, but it is helpless against God’s love.
Fear and insecurity go hand in hand.
They want to distract us.
Love and security hold hands.
They want to lead us into the victory that Christ already won for us.
Perfect love casts out all fear.
Any insecurity that may have dwelt within us has to leave when God’s love comes in.
When we live in our security that nothing is going to separate us from God’s love, there is freedom.
For nothing in the universe has the power to diminish God’s love towards us.
The more I invite Jesus in, the deeper I realize that He has been there all along. Having my back in moments where I thought I was on my own. Lifting off guilt in moments where I thought I had to take it all. And at each step forward, having Him by my side and holding my right hand, I feel His love enter my heart.
He and I do have a history. One where He has always had my back (which makes me think of the song “History” by Alton Eugene. Click to check it out!)
Knowing that there is nothing that can separate, from the past or in the future, takes off the pressure.
We aren’t guilty anymore.
We aren’t unprotected anymore.
We aren’t alone anymore.
We aren’t abandoned anymore.
We are secure in God’s love.
And nothing, absolutely nothing, can separate us from that love.
Meditate on the verse posted below. Spend five, ten, or fifteen minutes letting those words sink into your head and travel into your heart.
Grace and peace to you all this week,