Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword? Romans 8:35
Isn't it funny that these things are related to who instead of what? But, when you think about it , they tend to happen by someone. It is usually someone that is causing stress or turmoil in your life. Whether it is family, friends, co-workers/bosses, etc., which makes it perfectly clear that these situations will be called who.
Now, back to the question. Are we going to allow our current situations to dictate our relationship with God? Are we going to get so caught up in how we feel that we forget about how good God has been to us?
It is so easy to focus on the problem at hand so much that we forget to focus on our problem-solver-Jesus.
He tells us that, " He will never leave us nor forsake us" ( Hebrews 13:5), and yet when trouble arises, we forget to seek Him. We forget about Him!
I want my relationship with God to be one that He is the first person I seek in everything. I have made a conscious decision to make sure that I am in constant communication with God. No matter how small I think it may be. There are times when we just talk back and forth just as I would talk to my husband or best friend. Then there are times when I can be in deep thought and He would respond to my thought. I love that. I want to expereience that all the time.
Usually when I'm not feeling His closeness it is because I have made an issue more important than Him. That issue has taken top priority over Him. And that shouldn't be.
It is very important that we stay focus on the Lord. Psalm 103:2 says,"Bless the Lord, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits." We need to constantly remind ourselves that it by God and through God that we are delivered out of our circumstances. He sent his Word to heal and deliver us, but if we don't know the Word or study the Word, how can we be overcomers?
So the question remains, who will you allow to separate you from the love of God?
For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come, Nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord. Romans 8:38-39