Ain’t No Mountain High Enough

Hi Friends, David here.

We live in a world where we are encouraged to live our lives in boxes. There’s the work box, the home box, the community box, the self box, the nothing box (particularly if you’re a man), and of course the church box.  This way of living may have arisen from managing the business of ‘busy-ness’, but it was never meant to be this way.  God has a different idea of the way things work. The Beetles almost had it right with ‘Love is all you need’. The real answer to compartment living is God’s love – that is all you need.

There is no place that you can go where God’s love isn’t. You’ll never be separated from God’s love. God will never stop loving you. You will always be loved. Nothing can destroy your relationship with God. If you grasp this fact, it will change your life.

Nothing — no circumstance, no situation — can separate you because God’s love is everywhere: “. . . 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 our Lord . . .” (Romans 8:39 NIV).

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When you put your hand in God’s, he grasps it, and he’s never letting go. There may be times you might like to let go. But he never will. You are eternally secure. Once your name is written in the eternal book of life, it can’t be erased. It’s indelible ink. It doesn’t matter how many doubts or fears you have or how many sins you commit. If you put your trust in Christ, he says nothing — nothing! — will separate you from his love. No matter what you face in life, you will never face it alone.

“Where could I go to escape from you? Where could I get away from your presence? If I went up to heaven, you would be there; if I lay down in the world of the dead, you would be there. If I flew away beyond the east or lived in the farthest place in the west, you would be there to lead me, you would be there to help me. I could ask the darkness to hide me or the light around me to turn into night, but even darkness is not dark for you, and the night is as bright as the day. Darkness and light are the same to you” (Psalm 139:7-12 TEV).

This is the Good News: You are forgiven, and you are free. God is for you, and he’s never going to stop loving you.

What should be your response? “Live and act in a way worthy of those who have been chosen for such wonderful blessings as these” (Ephesians 4:1).

Live in a way that’s worthy. Live with hope, and share that hope with others.

May you this week experience the eternal reality that nothing can or ever will separate you from God’s love.  His love for you is relentless and will continue to purse you all the days of your life. May this give you new hope.

Neither Height nor Depth

Through you I live and have my being
To the end of my days
There is nothing
That can separate me from you
Neither death nor life

The world is at war
In the greater story of life
There is nothing
That can separate me from you
Neither angels nor demons

In the learning of how to be here
Where time won’t wait for me
There is nothing
That can separate me from you
Neither the present nor the future, nor any powers

Across canyons grand where
Wonder and awe stand together
There still is nothing
That can separate me from you
Neither height nor depth.

Through faith I remain certain
That there is nothing
Not anything else in all creation, that
Will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in
Christ Jesus our Lord.

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