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Weekly Devotional: The All-Powerful Love Of God

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By Allison Richmond
Professional Writing Major, College of Humanities and Social Sciences

“For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither 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)

It is February, and that means Valentine’s Day is right around the corner. With the upcoming holiday in mind, many people find themselves reflecting on their love life. This might hit hard for the single people out there, wondering why they are not in a relationship. Though, all Christ-centered relationships are God ordained, sometimes it is hard to wait.

In these times of feeling lonely and unloved, God reminds us that He always loves us and we are never alone. In Romans, Paul says “For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither 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.” Nothing can separate us. Nothing.

God’s love surpasses all human relationships we could ever have. Humans are imperfect and so is their love. God, however, provides perfect love because He is the definition of love itself and adores us more than anyone on Earth. So while it may seem like a drag to be single while all of your friends are in happy relationships, you are not alone. God may bless you with a relationship in the future, but as you wait, recognize that He loves you.

We often believe we need earthly relationships to define our self-worth. We think we are unloved or unworthy of love while we are single, but that is simply not true. God’s love for us is all that matters. If you are single this Valentine’s Day, do not worry, you have a God who loves you more than any man or woman ever could.

Grand Canyon University’s Christian identity and heritage give us a desire to follow the will of God in all we do. If you would like to read more devotionals please visit our website and check out the GCU Blog.