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God’s Love Is Forever 
By Rick Warren

“I am convinced that nothing can ever separate us from his love. Death can’t, and life can’t. The angels won’t, and all the powers of hell itself cannot keep God’s love away. Our fears for today, our worries about tomorrow, or where we are—high above the sky, or in the deepest ocean—nothing will ever be able to separate us from the love of God demonstrated by our Lord Jesus Christ when he died for us.” Romans 8:38-39 (TLB)

No matter how bad life gets, you can rest in one important truth: God won’t stop loving you. 

You’ll have things go right. You’ll have things go wrong. But God’s love will never end. You can count on that.

In fact, that truth should be one of the most important sources of joy in your life!

The Bible says it like this in Romans 8:38-39: “I am convinced that nothing can ever separate us from his love. Death can’t, and life can’t. The angels won’t, and all the powers of hell itself cannot keep God’s love away. Our fears for today, our worries about tomorrow, or where we are — high above the sky, or in the deepest ocean — nothing will ever be able to separate us from the love of God demonstrated by our Lord Jesus Christ when he died for us” (TLB).

That’s good news. 

When you put your hand in God’s hand, he grabs it and won’t let go. God holds on to you with all he has.

When my kids were little, we went to the Grand Canyon. When we walked up to the edge, I grabbed the hands of my two youngest children, Josh and Matthew. Of course, they wanted to get closer to the edge than I wanted them to get. They tried to squirm and shake free, but I wouldn’t let go. I was their father, and I loved them.

You’ll have times in your life when you’ll want to let go of God’s hand. You’ll want to give up your commitment to Christ when times get tough. 

But God won’t let go of you—ever. Once you put your hand in his, it’s there to stay. 

If you could earn your salvation, you could lose it the moment you stopped working for it. But you didn’t earn your relationship with God. It was a free gift. Once it has been given, it can’t be taken back.

That’s an unimaginable source of joy for any believer.

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Stand Firm in the Fight Against Temptation!

Every morning, we awake to a spiritual war against temptation. But the great news is God provides powerful defenses so we can fight and win this critical battle.

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