Be convinced


We are living in a world which gets more and more noisy and more and more complicated. For that reason we personally have decided to watch the news only once or sometimes twice a day. It is almost like a tsunami and as during a tsunami you might get totally overwhelmed by all the news.

At the moment a disaster happens in the world, anybody will hear the news within minutes, including pictures and live video from the site. Besides that it has to be mentioned that most of the news concerns bad news like wars, suicide attacks, flooding, earth quakes and so on. Social media and the old-fashioned kind of media like news papers and tv are almost totally controlling our lives. Their influence is probably much bigger then we can imagine.


Rom.8:38-39 tells us: "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."

That is what we need to repeat again and again: NOTHING can separate us from the love of God. We need to realise again and again that whatever happens in the world around us: God is with us!


We might easily get discouraged when the circumstances are different from what we want them to be. Many times we ask God to ease our circumstances, but also many times God is not working in that way. Many times He wants to teach us to trust Him more and more in any circumstances and to be aware of the fact more and more that nothing can separate us from his love.

If we manage to do so, we will survive any tsunami of bad news and any tsunami of bad circumstances! God wants me and you to rely on Him always. When that happens we will grow in our faith and we will experience peace in our hearts. Step by step we will be able to implement this in our lives.

What a privilege in all this turmoil to be a Christian and to know God through his Son Jesus!