‘Who shall be able to separate us from the love of Christ; shall trouble or hardship or persecution or famine or nakedness or danger or sword? Romans 8:30
The conversation of Paul was extreme; his suffering was extreme. He suffered all these things, though not all at once. On the whole we have calmer lives. We could suffer one or two of these conditions and we know that they cannot separate us from Christ.
I would like to add one further condition – ill health. When I am ill I find it difficult to pray or read my Bible. It is at those times that God carries me. I have to leave it to others to pray for me. I do praise God that He doesn’t desert me in those conditions. Nothing can separate me.