Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword?…For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come, 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 8:35-39)
The word persuaded also means: Believe, trust, have confidence, be confident
So ask yourself the following questions:
# Am I persuaded that none of these things can separate me from God?
# Am I confident that nothing can separate me from the love of God?
# If I am going through hard time, do I believe that neither tribulation nor distress can separate me from God?
# If people are mocking my belief in Jesus do I believe that persecutions can not separate me from God?
# If I lose my job or if I am a short of cash do I believe that famine can not separate me from the love of God?
# If I can not have the latest in fashion or if I can’t afford modern luxuries am I persuaded that nakedness can not separate me from God?
# What if my life was in danger and someone threatened to kill me? Am I still persuaded nothing can separate me from the love of God