Therefore, since we have been made right with God by faith, we have peace with God because of what Jesus Christ our Lord has done for us.
We are justified, or made right with God, though faith in Christ. Christ has brought us into this place of grace so we can look forward to sharing God’s glory.
When things go wrong we can rejoice because these things develop our strength of character and our hope in salvation.
Christ chose to die for us while we were still sinners, showing God’s great love for us.
Jesus died on the cross for me. His death was the perfect sacrifice that takes away the sin of the whole world. His death makes me right with God. My sins were many, but He forgives them all.
Some people imagine that if your good deeds outweigh the bad deeds you will be OK. Muslims believe this. The problem is that I can never be sure. What is the standard? How many good deeds of what type do I need to do to make up for that particular sin?
There is no confidence and no peace without Christ.
The crucifixion is an historical fact. Nobody can take that away or deny it. When I doubt my salvation, I just look to the cross and remember that this is how much God loves me.
God is not a distant deity looking to punish every sin. He is a loving Father. I relate to Him as my Father. It is personal. We aren’t working out what I have to do to get into His good books. That is all sorted. I enter into His presence as a beloved son.
So I have peace with God. The barrier of my sin has been broken down and there is noting left to separate me from Him. I don’t have to worry about my salvation. It’s all dealt with in Christ.
Lord I thank you for your unfailing love. Thank you for the peace that comes from knowing my sins are forgiven in Christ.