Therefore, having been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom also we have access by faith into this grace in which we stand, and rejoice in hope of the glory of God.
Romans 5:1-2 (NKJV)
The very moment that we give our lives to Jesus, we are in that moment justified—made righteous—in the sight of God. When God sees us, He no longer sees our mistakes and our shortcomings. What God sees in us is His Son with whom we have been unified.
This union with the risen Savior gives us unlimited access to the grace of God, His unmerited favor upon our lives. Yet as the Scripture says, we must access this grace through faith. God’s boundless goodness, His blessing and favor are already available through the finished works of Jesus Christ. Our role as believers becomes, not to live in fear and uncertainty, but much rather to go forth boldly, always expectant that we will see the goodness of God in our lives today. Let us accept by faith all that grace has made available to us, rejoicing in hope that we will see the glory of it manifest in our lives.
Father, today I choose to not live in fear or worry. I accept all that the precious blood of Jesus has already made available. Lord, this is the day that You have made, and I will rejoice in it, fully expectant that I will see Your goodness and Your favor show up in new ways today. In Jesus’ name. Amen.