You are saved by grace.
What does this mean? Most Christians would interpret this as meaning, “You are saved from eternal separation from God, by grace given to us through the crucifixion of Jesus Christ.” There is so much beauty and truth in that interpretation. However, I challenge you to think about the gifts from the Cross we get to enjoy here on Earth.
When we accept Christ into our hearts, we in return hand Him our lives. As believers, we know that God has control over every aspect of our lives. He has a plan for us. He knows us (Isaiah 49:16), He knows our future (Jeremiah 29:11), He will deliver us from hardship and heartbreak (Psalm 34:17), and He will never leave us (Deuteronomy 31:6). What does this mean for you in your everyday life?
- You are saved from worrying about your future because God’s will is ultimate (Proverbs 19:21).
- You are saved from anxieties of the world because He will give you peace (Philippians 4:6-7).
- You are saved from judgment of humans because He instructs those without sin to judge (John 8:7), and all have sinned against God (Romans 3:23).
- You are saved from shame from your past because He doesn’t want you to stay there. He wants you to move forward (Isaiah 43:18).
- You are saved from guilt from your mistakes because He does not hold on your our sins. He washes them out of His mind and out of existence (Isaiah 43:25).
- You are saved from sorrow because He is the source of joy (1 Thessalonians 2:20, Romans 15:13).
- You are saved from rejection because He accepts everyone who calls on Him (John 6:37).
- You are saved from loneliness because He is always with you (Joshua 1:9).
- You are saved from jealousy because to Him you are enough (Psalm 139:14).
- You are saved from envy because He will provide all that you need (Philippians 4:19).
You are saved from anything that takes away from your peace, joy, and contentment that is offered to you through the greatest gift of mercy – Jesus. Reap the benefits of the Cross. Because of Jesus we can enjoy peace, stability, comfort, forgiveness, acceptance, trust, faithfulness, joy, freedom, and unconditional unstoppable love. When life starts beating down on me and I feel tempted to slip back into anxiety, shame, sorrow, or any other negative emotion, I just think to myself, “I was saved from this.” Jesus sacrificed Himself so that we may know our heavenly Father – the creator of the universe and the author of each of our lives. He is good. He is just. He is faithful.
“Be still and know that I am God” Psalm 46:10
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