Nothing Can Separate Us From His Love

Nothing Can Separate Us From His Love

Nothing Can Separate Us From His Love
Written by Priscilla Henley on 08/02/2021
Series: Weekly Devotionals

Romans 8:30-39

30 And having chosen them, he called them to come to him. And having called them, he gave them right standing with himself. And having given them right standing, he gave them his glory. 31 What shall we say about such wonderful things as these? If God is for us, who can ever be against us? 32Since he did not spare even his own Son but gave him up for us all, won’t he also give us everything else? 33 Who dares accuse us whom God has chosen for his own? No one—for God himself has given us right standing with himself. 34 Who then will condemn us? No one—for Christ Jesus died for us and was raised to life for us, and he is sitting in the place of honor at God’s right hand, pleading for us. 35 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? 36 (As the Scriptures say, “For your sake we are killed every day; we are being slaughtered like sheep.”) 37 No, despite all these things, overwhelming victory is ours through Christ, who loved us. 38 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. 39 No power in the sky above or in the earth below—indeed, nothing in all creation will ever be able to separate us from the love of God that is revealed in Christ Jesus our Lord.

Nothing Can Separate Us From His Love

I’ve had some moments in my life when the sins I’ve committed flashed before my eyes. In these moments, I’ve felt and seen the filth of sin on me. 

Once I found myself feeling this way after a sexual sin. While growing up, purity is something I knew to be very important in the eyes of God. It is His will. When I found myself in sexual sin with a boyfriend, I began to feel filthy. Though I was a believer, I felt awful before the Lord.  

Have you ever felt this type of shame, guilt, and condemnation around a particular sin you have committed? Thoughts like “God will never take me back or receive me after I’ve done such a thing like this” may have come to your mind.

This thought pattern is far from the truth in God’s Word. 

Romans 8 reveals that God will never turn His back on his children. The gift of salvation justifies you. When you receive Jesus, the gift of justification is yours too. 

God the Father has chosen us as believers to be His children. As His children, God has called us, justified us, and glorified us (raising us to a heavenly dignity). He is and will always be for us. The gift of His Son’s life as a sacrifice for our sins proves that. 

No man can condemn us because God chose us and Jesus intercedes for us. Realistically, we also cannot condemn ourselves. Romans 8 also mentions that nothing can separate us from the love of God that is in Jesus Christ our Lord. Nothing includes life, death, angels, demons, fears, shame, guilt, condemnation, etc. 

When you begin to attack yourself with condemnation, I encourage you to remember God’s promise to: never allow anything to separate you from His love. No matter what sin has brought you to the point of shame before God, He still loves you. When you come to Him with a repentant heart, He doesn’t see the filth of your sins, he sees His Son who is interceding for you. 


Dear Father God,

When I think about __________________ it makes me feel such shame. But you said I am chosen and justified. Your Son Jesus prevents anything from separating me from your love. So at this moment, I repent of _______________ and I no longer allow it to distance me from the love that you have always had for me. Thank you Jesus for cleansing me from the filth of my sins and interceding for me always.

In Jesus’ Name, 



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Our Darkest Weaknesses And God’s Perfected Power

Our Darkest Weaknesses And God’s Perfected Power

Our Darkest Weaknesses

The power of God is astounding! His might is shown robustly in the lives of believers every day. Being a follower of Jesus takes faith and the grace of God. We are not promised a life without pain or trials while we live on this earth. However, this reality allows us to see the power of God in our darkest weaknesses.

In 2 Corinthians 12, Paul speaks about boasting about his weaknesses. He recognizes the power of God in his life even as he lives with a thorn in his flesh. Many of us experience a thorn of mental health challenges or illness. Sometimes this thorn weakens us to the point where we suffer from a lack of energy, great sadness, high anxiety, and loss of interest, to name a few. We face sorrow just as our Savior did.

Hardships Can Create Weakness

Depression, bipolar disorder, anxiety, and other disorders are hard to live with. It can be a daily battle. I often find life with a mental illness to be unpredictable. I never know how I will feel when I wake up each morning. I never know ahead of time that an anxiety attack is stewing. I also never know when my mood will flip throughout the day.

Suicidal ideation is also a challenge for many of us when we tire out from depressive episodes. In a state of weakness, sometimes hopelessness can come over us. I have experienced this challenge. It was hard to pull out without strength from God and my mental wellness resources.

I have wanted to give up many times during my mental health recovery. I have attended therapy and taken my medications, but sometimes the pain remains harsh. In many cases, I have combined mental wellness practices with the strength of God to pull me through my uneasy moments.

Our Darkest Weaknesses Become A Testimony

Moving on, I wanted to ask do you embrace your weaknesses as an opportunity for God to show His great power in your life? Boasting in our weaknesses allows us to testify of His sustaining power in our lives. For example, sharing my testimony has encouraged women to make God a part of their mental wellness journey. Sharing allows me to show women a first-hand example of how God can transform your life from bondage and brokenness to wholeness and deliverance.

Our Darkest Weaknesses And God’s Sufficient Grace

Earlier, I mentioned the journey of a believer requiring God’s grace. Our focus verse says that God’s grace “is sufficient” for us. How amazing is this revelation?! God’s grace covers our sins, shortcomings, and our darkest weaknesses. His grace is more than enough.

Our Lord and Savior had His struggles while living on this earth. I remember the account of Jesus in the Garden of Gethsemane. Jesus spoke about His soul being sorrowful and grieved. He asked His Father in prayer to take the cup of suffering away. However, Jesus also told God the Father that He wanted His will done and not His own.

I’ve prayed a similar prayer asking God to remove bipolar and depression from my life. I would say that I still live with the illness; however, God has given me grace. His grace has been everything I needed to reach a point where I thrive in life despite the hardship of mental illness. His power has made me stronger in my darkest weaknesses.

Thriving In Our Darkest Weaknesses

I believe all of us have an opportunity to thrive with the presence of God in our life. Faith in the power of God and His ability to restore is crucial. Healing in the area of mental health may not always look like the complete absence of symptoms. For me, it presents like maintaining hope and faith during a depressive period. It may also look like receiving the strength to continue to push through suffering. God is responsible for the healing I’ve seen within myself. He has provided every mental wellness tool I utilize. God has eased my pain and shown me abundant life is mine.

I want to encourage you to keep going. You may experience suffering immensely, but I want to remind you that you are still loved, worthy, beautiful, and will succeed. Don’t give up on yourself. Open your heart to God and allow Him to strengthen you in weaknesses. He can also restore your confidence, drive, self-esteem, and more. He is able!

Acknowledge your weaknesses just as Paul did. Do not walk in fear. Express the goodness of God’s strength during your circumstances. You will experience the power of God’s grace and might when you do this. Continue to keep going, sister. God sees you! He will provide everything you need to thrive.


Dear God,
I thank you for your strength and provision of grace! I experience weakness, but your power has been perfect amongst great pain and suffering. Thank you for never leaving me alone in my circumstance. You are faithful to provide and sustain me through whatever comes my way. Instill joy and peace throughout my mental health journey. Lead me on how to depend on you. Empower me to be a bold witness as I testify of the great things you have done. I want to always acknowledge my weaknesses as the place you have shown yourself mighty. Bring me to a place in life where I am thriving. Impart to me your purpose for my life and direct me in it. I know I can weather the darkest storms with you as my Savior. Thank you for abundant life and the promise of eternal life.
In the name of Jesus, I pray,


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God’s Omniscience Offers Security

God’s Omniscience Offers Security

God's Omniscience

God’s Omniscience of David

1 O Lord, you have searched me and known me! 2 You know when I sit down and when I rise up; you discern my thoughts from afar. 3 You search out my path and my lying down and are acquainted with all my ways. 4 Even before a word is on my tongue, behold, O Lord, you know it altogether. 5 You hem me in, behind and before, and lay your hand upon me. 6 Such knowledge is too wonderful for me; it is high; I cannot attain it.
Psalm 139:1-6 

In the beginning of Psalm 139, David wrote about how well God knows him. It is evident from David’s choice of words that the knowledge God has of him is both wonderful and incomprehensible.

David describes God’s knowledge of his actions, thoughts, words, movements, and life’s path.

God’s Omniscience of Us All

The same detailed knowledge God has of David, He has of all His creations. His omniscience means that He knows everything.

Security In God’s Omniscience

We can all find great security in God, knowing that He knows everything and is sovereign. Therefore, we need not be embarrassed or fearful about facing mental health challenges in our lives.

For instance, God already knew that I would face bipolar disorder even before I was knitted in my mother’s womb. He knew every detail of how I would react to this part of my life, that I would return to a relationship with Him as an adult, and find in Him guidance, hope, and healing.

Also, He had already prepared the way for me to overcome any weapons that would form as a result of living life. I find great security in the fact that bipolar has never taken over because of God. God prepared the way for me to walk in victory over any diagnosis, chemical imbalance, or anything that I would have to face.

Thankfully, by His grace, I walk in freedom through bipolar trials, and life and abundance are available to me through the power of Jesus’ blood.

One day, when every trial and tribulation is over, I will be eternally with my Lord and Savior.

I pray that you will find security In God’s knowledge of you.

  • God knows every last detail about you
  • God has not forgotten you
  • God is never confused about you
  • God understands you
  • God has His hand on you
  • Nothing about you has escaped His knowledge
  • God is not caught off guard about anything concerning you

Finally, you don’t have to live in despair or fear. Your hope, healing, and deliverance from the sadness and symptoms of mental health challenges can be found in God’s omniscience of you.

He has prepared the way for you to overcome!


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Express Gratitude and Live A Life Thankful

Express Gratitude and Live A Life Thankful

Express Gratitude

Picture life throwing curve ball after curve ball at you and your loved ones. Illness, death, accidents, disappointments, and uncertainties often weigh on our hearts and minds. When anxious and depressive thoughts come, it can be difficult for many of us to remain grateful. Perseverating over our problems sometimes becomes our primary focus.

When this happens, it is in our best interest to shift our gaze off of what we see as our problems. Instead, we should focus on who God is and what He has done for us. Despite hardships, our live’s are gracious gifts that God has given us.

Let’s explore Pslam 96 today as we discuss expressing gratitude and living a thankful life. The psalmist shows through this passage an expectation of the coming of Jesus!

Psalm 96:1-4 explains how the Israelites should express their gratitude for God:

  • Sing to the Lord a new song
  • Bless His name
  • Tell of His salvation daily
  • Declare His glory and marvelous works among all the peoples
  • Praise Him
  • Fear Him above all gods

So, these verses show that this gratitude should be shared among all peoples so that it can be a witness of the one true God to the whole world. 

Moving on in Psalm 96 verses 7 through 9, the Gentiles are called to join in worship with the Israelites. The psalm looks forward to a time when Gentiles “Ascribe” to the one true God:

  • Ascribe to the Lord glory and strength
  • Ascribe to the Lord the glory due His name
  • Bring offerings into His courts
  • Worship the Lord
  • Tremble before Him

To ascribe means to credit or assign, as to a cause or source; attribute; impute.

So, as you shift your gaze toward God in gratitude, remember this psalm for all the ways you can express gratitude through worship and praise. Yes, your anxious and depressive thoughts seem larger than life, but I challenge you to focus on gratefulness.

Philippians 2:10-11 says,

10 that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, 11 and every tongue acknowledge that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father. 

With this said, utilize the expectancy of the second coming of the Messiah. At that time, all will be made right! Because of who God is and all He has done, we have great reason to express gratitude and live a thankful life. 

Sadness and feelings of defeat may come when hardship hits, but remember not to focus so much on those feelings that you miss the opportunity to worship and praise God.

Keep a heart of gratitude in all things. Trust God’s word in Romans 8:28 when it says,

28 And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who[a] have been called according to his purpose.

Sis, my prayers are with you.

I pray that your gratitude will always outweigh your anxious and depressive thoughts.


I’m always praying for my readers! Visit my CONNECT page if you have a prayer request for me to include in my prayers for you.

Grab my recent eResource, the Mental Wellness Idea List too.

Are you saved? Do you want to learn more about Salvation? Click here!

Peachy Green Smoothie with Mental Health Benefits

Peachy Green Smoothie with Mental Health Benefits

Hey My Sister!

I’ve got a new smoothie recipe creation for you to try!

Btw, if you didn’t realize it, I create these recipes myself and experiment with the ingredients in my kitchen. I have to say that it is truly therapeutic. Who knows, maybe I will get into some food recipes at some point. Of course, that would take me having to cook more in general, lol!

This smoothie is really creamy, which I like! It actually reminds me of a milkshake.

It has a fresh taste to it and you’ll experience the fruity hints of strawberry and peach as you drink it.

It is considered a green smoothie as well because it includes spinach.

Check out the ingredients below, make it yourself, and enjoy.

Btw, let me and the community know your thoughts on it once you try it. I would definitely appreciate your feedback sis!


Here are the ingredients I decided to use in this creamy green smoothie and how some of them have mental health benefits.

My smoothie ingredients measured and ready to blend.
by Priscilla Henley


According to Science Daily, the following can be said about spinach:

“Something as easy as adding more spinach, kale, collards and mustard greens to your diet could help slow cognitive decline, according to new research. The study also examined the nutrients responsible for the effect, linking vitamin K consumption to slower cognitive decline for the first time.”

Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology. “Eating green leafy vegetables keeps mental abilities sharp” Science Diet, 2015 March 2015,

Peaches & Strawberries:

According to Psychology Today, peaches and strawberries are:

“a good source of potassium, which helps regulate the brain’s feel-good hormone.”

Ph.D, Haskin-Koltuska, Barbara. “Fruits That Are Good for the Body and Brain” Psychology Today, 21 August 2021,


According to Medical News Today, I found the following about Greek yogurt (probiotic yogurt):

Research suggests that consuming probiotic yogurt is beneficial for a person’s mental health.

2016 study found that workers who ate 100 grams of probiotic yogurt a day or took a daily probiotic capsule experienced less stressdepression, and anxiety than those who did not.

This effect is likely due to to the relationship between the gut and brain, and the ability of the gut to make neurotransmitters, such as serotonin and dopamine (Burgess).

Burgess, Lana. “8 health benefits of Greek yogurt.” Medical News Today, 25 September 2018,

Flax Seeds:

Flaxseeds are rich in omega-3 fatty acids, a polyunsaturated fatty acid that can help fight inflammation and keep cholesterol levels in check. “Research has also shown that omega-3s can help boost your mood and help improve mood disorders like depression,” says registered dietitian Brigitte Zeitlin. “Use flaxseed oil as the basis for your salad dressings, and reap these mood-elevating benefits.”

Wolff, Carina. “10 Healthy Reasons to Eat More Flaxseeds” The Healthy: A Reader’s Digest brand, 29 March 2021,

Chia Seeds:

The Newport Institute says the following about chia seeds:

Chia seeds have a high concentration of omega-3 fatty acids. In fact, one tablespoon of chia seeds contains 1,769 milligrams of omega-3s. These nutrients play a role in the functioning of serotonin and dopamine, both critical to mood and mental health.

Furthermore, chia seeds contain magnesium, which is sometimes referred to as “the stress antidote.” Some doctors and scientists believe that depression rates are increasing because we no longer get enough magnesium in our diet.
“Top 10 Foods You Should Eat Every Day.” Newport Institute, 7 Aug. 2020,

Almond Milk

Organic Agave Nectar

Prepped Smoothie

I use a single serve Ninja with Nutrient & Vitamin Extraction.

Prepped Smoothie
by Priscilla Henley

RECIPE with nutritional facts

Peachy Green Mental Health Smoothie

This healthy and delicious green smoothie is creamy with a sweet taste of peaches and strawberries. Grab it in the morning as a quick breakfast to go.

  • Single Serve or Large Blender
  • 1 cup spinach (I use baby spinach)
  • 1/2 cup peaches (Frozen)
  • 1/2 cup strawberries (Frozen)
  • 1/4 cup vanilla greek yogurt (I use the brand Chobani)
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk (I use Almond Breeze)
  • 1/2 tsp organic agave (I use Organic Agave In The Raw)
  • 1 tbsp chia seeds
  • 1/2 tbsp flax seed
  1. Place every ingredient into your blender. Blend the mixture until smooth.

  2. Serve & enjoy your smoothie immediately.

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