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The Message of Hope: God Loves Us!

By Pastor Shana Wise

Romans 8:35-39 NKJV

Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword? 36 As it is written:

“For Your sake, we are killed all day long;

We are accounted as sheep for the slaughter.”

37 Yet in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us. 38 For I am persuaded that neither death nor life, nor angels nor principalities nor powers, nor things present nor things to come, 39 nor height nor depth, nor any other created thing, shall be able to separate us from the love of God which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.

Five Things to Take Away from This Passage of Scripture:

1. God loves us. He wants us to remember this no matter what we are facing (vs35).

2. Paul poses the question to the church: Can anything separate us from the love of God? Think about it, what can separate us from God’s love?

3. Life, death, and recovery are happening daily for us and COVID-9 has come to make this even more of a reality for us. Yet God wants us to remember no matter what is going on or what we are facing-NOTHING can separate us from his love.

4. Like Paul, we need to be fully persuaded and convinced of this fact (vs. 38-39).

5. “…. which is in Christ Jesus our Lord” (vs 39). God demonstrated his love through his son Jesus Christ. During these trying times, we must go back to Calvary and stay there until we get a clear view of God’s love for us.

Romans 15:13 Now may the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, that you may abound in hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.

About the Author

Dr. Shana Wise is an ordained Pastor and CEO of Wise Choice Ministries (est. 2016). She is the founder of The Well Christian Women’s Network formally known as Christian Women Preachers United. Dr. Wise is the author of women’s devotional, Acts of Intercession, and The Impact of Your Election (available on Amazon). She received a doctor of divinity degree in 2019 from St. Thomas Christian University. Her passion is to teach and preach the gospel of Jesus Christ, equip others to apply the Word to their lives, and demonstrate the Word through the power of the Holy Spirit. She is a televangelist that appears on social media outlets and television. Shana is married to Ron Wise and is the mother of four children.

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