by Julia Linkenhoker
In the midst of chaos God gives me calm
In the midst of bedlam He’s a healing balm
When I am scared God is my solace
When I want to relent His help is relentless
When the days are uncertain His promise is unchanging
When I am anxious His peace is abiding
When filled with sadness His comfort is soothing
When I am meek I see His power moving
When I feel alarmed I’m secured by His anchor
When I seek answers He is my advisor
When I am discouraged His Word makes me dauntless
When my heart feels faint His strength makes me fearless
What can I say about the wonder of this?
If God is for me who can be against?
Neither fears of today nor worries for tomorrow
Neither life nor death or the dread of sorrow
Not demons below or angels above
Can separate me from God’s great love
Neither Covid-19 nor any other virus
Can falter my faith or make me cowardice
I’m secure in the hands of the God that I know
Whatever befalls--tender mercies He’ll bestow!
March 29, 2020
Can anything ever separate us from Christ’s love? Does it mean He no longer loves us if we have trouble or calamity, or are persecuted, or hungry, or destitute, or in danger, or threatened with death? No, despite all these things, overwhelming victory is ours through Christ, who loved us. 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.
Romans 8:35, 37-38