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Lenten Devotional 3-9-21

Today’s devotional is written by Amanda Duvall. Amanda works in the Center for Career & Professional Development as the Career Consultant for Harris College of Nursing and Health Sciences. Amanda also serves as a Connected Campus liaison for Harris College. Amanda loves her students, TCU, and being part of such a supportive community!



Romans 8:38-39, “For 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. 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.



At the beginning of COVID-19 pandemic, I felt deeply alone. I was overwhelmed and felt lost on top of being starved for connection with friends and family.  While I could “see” people via video conference and speak to them on the phone, I still felt disconnected. I was so focused on the fear of the pandemic, trying to work from home, and homeschool my son that I forgot to rely on the one constant in my life; my connection with my Heavenly Father. Amidst the chaos brought on by the pandemic, I was reminded to stop what I was doing and pray.

Anytime you are scared, alone, or lost, He is always and will always be there. Romans 8:38-39 always brings me comfort and peace in my moments like this. It reminds me that we never walk through the difficult trials of life on our own. Even though we may wander off our spiritual path, God will always welcome us back with open arms for “Nothing can ever separate us from God’s love.”



Dear God, thank you for your never ending promise of love. May our lives never get too busy to take time to speak to you in our darkest moments. 


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