Romans 8:35, 37-39 NLT
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? No, despite all these things, overwhelming victory is ours through Christ, who loved us. 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. 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.
These things – trouble, danger, hunger, fear, worry, etc – are all things the enemy would use to make us feel separated from the Lord, if we allow it.
It’s interesting that the scripture says “death or life.” We don’t think of life as separating us from the Lord, but it certainly can feel that way, if we let all the distractions of life crowd Him out of our thoughts and focus.