Therefore, having been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ…Romans 5:1
Oh, what Jesus has done for us…peace with God. All inner strength and confidence comes from this one truth; You have been justified (made right) with God through Jesus…forever.
A Stable Identity
Peace with God is the foundation of a stable identity. An identity that cannot be shaken by outward circumstance or inner pressings of the soul. Those of us who have thrown ourselves at Jesus and find our righteousness with our Father through Him, have been made right with God…forever.
Think on this: Our standing with God cannot change…ever. Our peace with God is freely given to us through Jesus. Our faith in Jesus has become the pathway by which we can experience peace with God.
If our standing with God is eternally secure through the blood of Jesus, we can have confidence and stability in every circumstance. It’s true! Remember what Jesus said:
…everyone who hears these words of Mine and acts on them, may be compared to a wise man who built his house on the rock…rain fell…floods came…winds blew…and yet it did not fall, for it had been founded on the rock.Matthew 7:24-25
Everything outside of the house threatened to destroy the house…but the house stood strong. The security of the house was never threatened by the tumult outside. It stood strong. This is to be a picture of your life!
Jesus has granted us the key to a life of stability and peace, we need only to believe that the finished work of the cross and resurrection is actually finished! You have been made right with God…you have peace with God through Jesus! For those of us trusting in Jesus, this reality is not up for debate…God has declared you righteous.
Would you humble yourself with me and believe the words of Jesus? Know this: our feelings often take their cues from circumstance, not from truth. Inform your feelings with the truth that never changes, the words of Jesus. Build your identity upon His goodness and stand firm in the truth of His words…I promise, your life will become stable and you will shine as a beacon of hope to those around you.
You have been made right with God through faith in Jesus…forever.