Are You Persuaded?

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.—Romans 8:38-39 (New Living Translation)

The question in the title is simple but it is not easy to answer. This is because; only experience in God will allow you to give a definitive yes. Anything spoken in haste is premature at best.

It is our life’s experiences—our ups, downs, stumbles, failures, and victories—that teaches us about God and His love for us. Sometimes we have gone through hellish circumstances, that seem to have knocked us flat on our faces, and would have quit if it were not for the loving grace of God.

David said in Psalms 27:13-14:

I had fainted, unless I had believed to see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living. (14) Wait on the Lord: be of good courage, and he shall strengthen thine heart: wait, I say, on the Lord.

It seems to me that despite the fact that he was ready to give up—he was persuaded that God will come through in the most difficult times.

Jeremiah told us in Jeremiah 20:9 that:

 “Then I said, I will not make mention of him, nor speak any more in his name. But his word was in mine heart as a burning fire shut up in my bones, and I was weary with forbearing, and I could not stay.

Jeremiah was ready to quit but he was compelled to continue despite how he may have felt—because of God’s Word inside of him.

Finally, let us not forget our Lord and Savior’s passion in the garden. Just think of where we and the world would be if He was not determined to carry out God’s will! I believe His “let this cup pass” plea was outweighed by His “nevertheless, not my will but thy will be done” submission because of Him being persuaded of God’s love and plan for mankind!

Please, my friend, do not fall to the temptation to quit; but rather, be persuaded like Paul…regardless of what you may go through…that, no thing:

“…shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.

Have Faith1st

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Sebastian is a Christian, Author and Church Leadership trainer. His ministry calling, love for God, and His people; has led him into ministry of all types for over thirty years. He and his wife enjoy helping people in their walk of faith and finding solutions to the struggles of life, especially in the area of healing and marriage. Faith1st Blog is designed to open and continue the discussion on the subject of biblical "faith" as a "living" element of the Christian life. - "the just shall live by faith" - Habakkuk 2:4; Romans 1:17; Galatians 3:11; Hebrews 10:38 (KJV).

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14 comments on “Are You Persuaded?
  1. Ron says:

    Poor old Jeremiah had to live down the title of .Wailing Prophet. But as you correctly stated Sebastian , he was above anything else steadfast in carrying out what God had called him to do, might we be as equally steadfast.

    blessings
    Ron

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    • Sebastian says:

      Thank you Ron! You are right about Jeremiah. Call me a “wailer or weeper” if you wish–as long as I’m standing strong is my Lord! God bless you my friend!

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  2. Hey Sebastian, it’s been a while…
    I am reminded by your post of what Paul said, “for I know whom I have believed, and I am convinced that he is able to guard until that Day what has been entrusted to me.”
    2Tim. 1:12
    I am convinced that he will show up for me! We serve a great God.
    Thanks for the word!

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  3. Kent says:

    Thank you Sebastian. Needed that today!

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  4. Debbie says:

    Thank you so much for the encouragement! God bless you!

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  5. “Let the redeemed of the LORD say so” – woot! woot! (as my teenager would say) 😀

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  6. Scott Sholar says:

    Thank you for sharing, and God bless you. Here is my latest post: http://scottsholar.com/2012/04/29/power/

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