When I was in my 20’s, I did not like to be alone. I would get very anxious when I was alone for long or short periods. During the times I would feel anxious and worried, my mom would give me these verses from Romans.
For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come, 39 Nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.Romans 8:38-39 KJV
These verses would comfort me. They would give me hope that even in my current physical state of being alone, God was with me. Even more, nothing could separate me from the love of God for me.
God’s love for us is powerful. Paul is writing to the Christians in Rome (think about life under Nero during the Roman Empire). Paul says that nothing in life or death, not even angels, principalities (i.e. no government not even the powerful Roman Empire), not the present or the future (do you worry about the future?), not physical places height or depth or any thing can separate us from God’s love for us.
What is the depth of God’s love for us? He sent his only begotten son, Jesus, to die and take the punishment for our sin so that we could have eternal life if we confess and believe (Romans 10:9-10). God showed us his great love toward us while we were still in our sin. (Romans 5:8 and John 15:13).
If you have been separated from a loved one by death, you know the grief you feel from this separation. But because of God’s great and eternal love for us, He gave us the greatest gift during the time of our greatest need so that we could never be separated from him.