Day 7: Resting In God’s Unfailing Love

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This entry is part 4 of 8 in the series The Calming Companion For Anxious Souls

In a world filled with uncertainties and unforeseen challenges, anxiety has become an all too familiar companion for many of us. The weight of fear and worry can weigh us down, consuming our thoughts and draining our joy. However, as believers, we have access to a source of unending strength and love that can help us let go of anxiety and find rest in the reassuring arms of our Heavenly Father. Romans 8:35-39 beautifully captures the essence of this truth, offering us hope and encouragement.

35 Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword?
36 As it is written, For thy sake we are killed all the day long; we are accounted as sheep for the slaughter.
37 Nay, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him that loved us.
38 For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come,
39 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 8:35-39
35 Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword?
36 As it is written, For thy sake we are killed all the day long; we are accounted as sheep for the slaughter.
37 Nay, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him that loved us.
38 For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come,
39 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 8:35-39

These verses serve as a powerful reminder that no matter what we face, God’s love remains constant and steadfast. It surpasses any limitations or boundaries, transcending time and space, and reaches into the deepest recesses of our hearts.

The verse begins by asking, “Who shall separate us from the love of Christ?” This rhetorical question reminds us that nothing, absolutely nothing, can sever the bond between God’s love and us. No hardship, distress, persecution, famine, danger, or sword can separate us from the love that God has for His children. Acknowledging this truth allows us to let go of anxiety and find solace in the unbreakable love that God offers.

As we journey through life, we are not immune to trials and tribulations. Verse 36 lays bare the reality of our human experiences, quoting Psalm 44:22, “For your sake, we face death all day long; we are considered as sheep to be slaughtered.” Despite enduring these difficulties, we must hold onto the promise that even in the midst of our trials, we are still loved unconditionally by our Heavenly Father.

Amidst our trials and challenges, we must remember that we are more than conquerors through Christ who loves us. By choosing to rest in God’s unfailing love, we gain the strength to overcome anxiety. When we surrender our worries to Him, we tap into a divine power that can carry us through any storm. It is through our moments of weakness that His strength shines the brightest, paving the way for victorious living.

Letting go of anxiety and finding rest in God’s unfailing love involves surrendering our worries and fears to Him. Romans 8:35-39 assures us that no matter what situations or trials we may encounter, God’s love will always be there, unwavering and enduring. By meditating on these verses, we can find strength, peace, and assurance even in the face of anxiety. So, let us hold firmly to the truth that nothing can separate us from God’s love, and entrust our anxieties to Him who cares for us.

Day 7: Resting In God's Unfailing Love

So how do we practically rest in God’s unfailing love when anxiety creeps in?

  • Make space for God in your life: By setting aside time each day to connect with Him through prayer, meditation, and reading His Word, we open our hearts to His comforting presence. As we commune with God, we can pour out our anxieties before Him, knowing that He cares deeply for us.
  • Dwell on the truth of God’s character: His love for us is not dependent on our circumstances or our ability to hold it all together. Even in our moments of weakness and fear, He remains faithful and offers the peace that transcends all understanding. When anxiety tries to consume our thoughts, we can intentionally focus on God’s faithfulness and trust in His unchanging love for us.
  • Practice surrender:Continually remind yourself to cast your cares upon the Lord, trusting that He will sustain you. Surrender your anxieties, fears, and worries at His feet, allowing His peace to envelop your heart and mind.

Prayer to rest in God’s unfailing love

Dear Heavenly Father,

Today, I come before You, seeking refuge in Your unwavering love and desiring to rest in Your gentle embrace. Your Word tells us in Romans 8:35 that no tribulation, distress, persecution, famine, nakedness, peril, or sword can separate us from Your love. In these uncertain times, I need to anchor my soul in this truth, knowing that Your love remains constant and unyielding.

Lord, forgive me for the times when I allow fear to overtake me, diluting  my faith and causing doubt. Help me to truly grasp the depth and magnitude of Your love that surpasses all understanding. Teach me to surrender my anxieties and find solace in the knowledge that Your love never fails.

I am aware, Father, that even when I feel abandoned or isolated, Your love remains steadfast. Romans 8:38 assures that neither death nor life, angels nor principalities, present nor future nor any powers can separate us from You. Remind me of this truth whenever I falter, that in You, I can find rest and peace.

In moments of weakness, I may question whether I am worthy of Your love. Yet Romans 8:39 emphatically declares that nothing in all of creation will ever be able to separate me from Your love, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord. Lord, when I doubt my worthiness or feel disconnected, help me to remember that Your love is not conditioned by my actions or achievements but rather by Your unchanging nature as a loving Father.

Father, as I face challenging circumstances or find myself in the midst of trials, empower me to rest in the certainty of Your love. Strengthen my faith, that I may stand firm, knowing that nothing can snatch me from Your hand. Gift me with the peace that surpasses all understanding, that I may confidently face every storm and trial, fully aware of Your unwavering love.

As I rest in Your love, help me to extend it to others. May I become a vessel of Your grace, radiating love and compassion to a hurting world. Guide me to reflect Your love in the way I treat those around me, offering them a glimpse of the unchanging and unfailing love that rests within me.

Heavenly Father, I thank You for the assurance and comfort found in Your Word. I surrender my doubts, fears, and worries to You, knowing that Your love never fails. Help me to rest in Your love, secure in the knowledge that nothing can separate me from Your enduring affection. May I live each day inspired and transformed by Your love, spreading it to others through my words, and actions.

With a grateful heart, I pray all this in the mighty name of Jesus,

Amen.
Prayer to rest in God's unfailing love
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