“Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or danger, or sword?” (8:35).
“No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. For I am sure that neither death nor life, nor angels nor rulers, nor things present nor things to come, nor powers, nor height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord” (8:37–39).
Paul wrote these verses out of personal experience. As a messenger of the gospel to both Jew and Greek, he had suffered more than most of us could ever imagine. At the same time, Paul knew that in Christ, all things he faced were as ‘conquered foes’! The love of Christ toward us and in us can never be moved! We are complete in HIM (Ephesians 2:5-7)!
Let the Holy Spirit fix you heart on this truth and provide fresh hope in whatever you face, now or in the future, so that you can say with Paul, “we are more than conquerors through him who loved us.”