11, March 2012

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Overcoming the Fear of Loneliness (2)

‘…Nothing can ever separate [me] from God’s love…’ Romans 8:38 NLT

Overcoming the fear of loneliness requires understanding God’s commitment to you. His Fatherhood isn’t based upon mood, sentiment or emotion; it’s based on His unchanging character and faithfulness. ‘For the sake of His great name the Lord will not reject His people, because the Lord was pleased to make you His own.’ (1 Samuel 12:22 NIV) Notice two things in this Scripture: Concern for His good name and the pleasure He takes in being your Father are reasons why He will never turn His back on you. Your problems don’t mean that God is judging or disowning you. Satan would love to convince you of that. He will tell you that you’ve failed God, or that God has failed you in order to make you feel unworthy, hopeless, disowned by God and abandoned. No, generations of believers have sung through their soul’s dark night, ‘Great is thy faithfulness, O God, my Father.’ In your circumstances and suffering, ‘…His compassions never fail. They are new every morning; great is Your faithfulness…’ (Lamentations 3:22-23 NIV) Suffering and adversity don’t cancel His faithfulness, He’s ‘the same yesterday, today, and forever.’ (Hebrews 13:8 NKJV) He can’t love you once, and not love you always. ‘After you suffer for a short time, God, who gives all grace, will make everything right. He will make you strong and support you and keep you from falling…’ (1 Peter 5:10 NCV) Today declare, ‘Nothing can ever separate me from God’s love.’

SoulFood: Phil 4:4-13, Gen 11:1-9

The Word for Today is authored by Bob and Debby Gass and published under licence from UCB International Copyright 2012

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