There is absolutely nothing and no one that can separate you from God or His love. Because Jesus was imprisoned before His crucifixion, He understands what you are going through. During that time, He experiences emotional and physical pain as He was mocked and scorned not only by those Jews who wanted Him out of their lives but also by the Roman soldiers who were guarding Him. (Matthew 26:57-67, John 19:1-3). We hope you can see that Jesus really can relate to your emotional and perhaps physical suffering as a prisoner. He is here to support, comfort, and encourage you in ways that others can’t.
Jesus not only came to die for us, but He came to show us how to live His spiritual law of love towards God, others and self. Not only that, He is love, so He came to show us how to be truly like Him. We pray that you not only embrace Him and His love, but that you allow yourself to feel His love and embrace 24/7.
Encouraging Scripture: Romans 8:35, 38-39
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 created thing, shall be able to separate us from the love of God which is in Christ Jesus, our Lord.
Father God, I am incarcerated, and I thank You for freeing me spiritually even though I can’t be physically free. Thanks for giving me all that I need so that I can do and be what You have for me to do and be today and for the rest of my life. Grant me the understanding of how You want to use me in this place, and please guide me to help those You place across my path to know You and Your love. Help me to witness when appropriate and when to just be there to comfort and encourage, to love my neighbor as You want me to love myself. In Jesus’ name, amen.
Things to Think, Pray and Journal About
1. Did you know Jesus wants to have a personal relationship with you as Friend, Comforter, Encourager and Companion?
2. Did you know Jesus stands ready to hear your silent or verbal cried for help in any circumstance?
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