I have planned my husband’s funeral countless times.
My husband is a perfectly healthy forty-something-year-old who has never been in a life-threatening situation that I’m aware of.
But sometimes he is late coming home from work.
When he’s late coming home from work, I start to think he’s dead on the side of the road.
And when I start to think he’s dead on the side of the road, I mentally plan his funeral. If he’s really late, I might even brainstorm some of the hymns we’ll sing.
Sometimes I try to make myself feel better by telling myself that surely he just got one more phone call on his way out of the office. But the reality is that I’m not guaranteed to grow old with my husband. Sometimes telling myself the worst won’t happen doesn’t quite calm my fears.
But one truth that can calm my fears is this: no matter what, nothing can separate me from the love of God in Christ Jesus. The matchless, unfathomable love of Christ is a guarantee I can cling to.
What are you facing this week? What are you afraid of? Can it separate you from the love of God in Christ Jesus?
Filter your challenges and fears through this test:
“For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus.” Romans 8:38-39
We face many losses in this life, and they are heartbreaking. But we will never face the loss of His love.
No matter what you face this week, nothing can separate you from the love of God in Christ Jesus.