As I sat down to ask God what I should share for this devotional, my youngest son, Chase, came and joined me at the table. With his tongue hanging out, he very diligently began to cut identical squares out of tissue paper and placed them on the table. My heart exploded with love as I watched him, so happy and content, just cutting tissue paper. Then I heard God speak to my heart, “April, I love him even more than you[do]!”
This got me thinking of the amazing blessings that come with being a part of God’s family. As Pastor Charles Sweeney pointed out in his message, we are born into a family of unconditional love when we belong to Jesus.
There are not very many days that go by that I am not disappointed in myself for not being a better wife, mom, sister, Christian, etc. But as I looked at Chase, I realized he has Jesus—and Jesus covers all the places that I fall short. Nothing and no one can ever take that away from him.
38 And I am convinced that nothing can ever separate us from God’s love. Neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither our fears for today nor our worries about tomorrow—not even the powers of hell can separate us from God’s love. 39 No power in the sky above or in the earth below—indeed, nothing in all creation will ever be able to separate us from the love of God that is revealed in Christ Jesus our Lord.
If you are feeling inadequate today, and life is beating you down as the enemy whispers that you are not good enough, remember this truth: You were born into a family of unconditional love—no person or thing can ever take that away from you!
Do you wake up most mornings feeling inadequate because of the enemy’s whispers?
Do you truly believe that you are forgiven of your past, present, and future sins? Do you think God has a plan for your life?
Confess your questions and fears about your relationship with Jesus to a trusted friend.
Speak Romans 8:38-39 out loud and claim this blessing for yourself and your family.
Abba Father, please help me accept the blessings that you have freely given me! I ask that any lies spoken over me be revealed and healed in the name of Jesus. Father, thank you for your peace that transcends all understanding and for your mercies that are new every day! Amen.
This post was written by April Willer, a regular contributor to the LivingItOut Bible Study.
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