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Christine Wentzel
by Christine Wentzel
April 27, 2024

“For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, nor 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 8:38,39).

My Savior has my back! I picture Jesus looking over my head, holding all those deadly bullies at bay with one blazing, glorified stare. Praise the Lord!

Sadly, there are times I take this for granted by handling business on my own. When I’m at this too long, I’m tempted to drift away from consistent worship, study, and prayer until the next day, next week, next month, or, God forbid, the next year.

On my own, doubt creeps in when my broken-down, aging body no longer follows orders from my frustrated brain. My frustrated brain loses control of my disappointed heart. My disappointed heart demands justice according to my sense of fairness. Before long I’m tempted to become uncertain that Jesus is still there.

It’s not just the outside enemies trying to steal me away; it’s the enemy within as well. It’s time to go back to Romans 8. By God’s grace, Christ my King is still there. I look into his blazing eyes of compassion. I sink to my knees in repentance in the realization I allowed pride to usurp his sovereignty over this new life he gifted to me. 

Nothing will separate me, not even myself!