In the Grip of Grace
David Jeremiah


For I am persuaded that neither death nor life... nor height nor depth... shall be able to separate us from the love of God which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.
Romans 8:38-39


Recommended ReadingRomans 8:37-39


Kay Arthur says that when the devil tries to make us doubt God's love, we have some good answers for him: "Tell Satan that God loves you when you are nothing, accepts you just the way you are, and loves you with an everlasting, unconditional love that is in the process of transforming you into His image. Tell the devil that you are secure in God's love "because the love of God has been poured out within your heart through the Holy Spirit who was given to us," and "nothing can separate you from the love of God which is in Christ Jesus our Lord." 1

That's a pretty good answer, but perhaps we're the ones needing to hear it. Maybe you need to remind yourself of these truths. When the psalmist said, "Why are you cast down, O my soul?... Hope in God" (Psalm 42:11), he was talking to himself. Preach this message to yourself: We cannot slip out of the grip of God's grace. We can rest assured that no one can snatch us out of His hand (John 10:28).

God does not love us because we are valuable, but we are valuable because God loves us.

Attributed to Martin Luther

Read-thru-the-Bible
John 15:1 -- 17:26
1 Kay Arthur, Lord, Heal My Hurts (Colorado Springs: Waterbrook Press, 2000), 251.