So now, since we have been made right in God’s sight by faith in His promises, we can have a real peace with Him because of what Jesus Christ our Lord has done for us.
(Romans 5:1 TLB)
Father, we thank You that we have been made right in God’s sight by faith in His promises, we can have a real peace with You because of what Jesus Christ our Lord has done for us on the Cross of Calvary. We have acknowledged our sins before Him and the atonement of Christ is the sacrificial work of Jesus for sinners. In His death on the cross, Christ atonement for the sins of humanity such that God is satisfied and reconciliation is accomplished for all who will be redeemed. The obedience and death of Christ on behalf of sinners is the ground of redemption.
He has cleansed and purified us through Christ’s Shed Blood, and as individuals we should be ever grateful to Him for all He has done for us.
Because of our faith He has brought us into this place of highest privilege where we now stand, and we confidently and joyfully look forward to actually becoming all that God has had in mind for us to be.
We can rejoice, too, when we run into problems and trials, for we know that they are good for us – they help us learn to be patient. And patience develops strength of character in us and helps us to trust God more each time we use it until finally our hope and faith become strong and steady. Then, when that happens, we are able to hold our heads high no matter what happens and know that all is well, for we know how dearly God loves us, and we feel this warm love everywhere within us because God has given us the Holy Spirit of God to fill our hearts, spirits, souls and minds with His love, grace, mercy, and peace forever and always in Jesus Christ. Amen.