And you, being dead in your trespasses and the uncircumcision of your flesh, He has made alive together with Him, having forgiven you all trespasses, having wiped out the handwriting of requirements that was against us, which was contrary to us. And He has taken it out of the way, having nailed it to the cross.
Life is life. I may have bad, mad, or sad moments. But I can’t go by what I experience in this world or the emotions I feel. Those moments and the feelings they bring are not the truth about my life. I choose to not live by what I feel. I choose to live by what God reveals is true in His Word. I choose to believe the unworthy sinful nature of my life has been nailed to the cross and that Christ has given me His new life—His righteousness. This truth is not just for a moment. It is a state of being. I choose to believe the truth of who He says I am. I have no reason to live by what I feel. I am new in Christ. All the old in life that condemned me is forever gone. Jesus has presented me without fault to the Father. That is not just a feeling. That is not just a moment. That is the truth. And that one moment which took place over two-thousand years ago changed everything for me. I have nailed living by my feelings to the cross. I choose to live by His faith.
I was lost, but Christ found me. I was dead, but now I live. I was in sin and broken, but now I am forgiven and whole. I have no reason to live in shame. I have no reason to fear. I have no reason to worry. He is my living hope. I am safe. I am victorious in His love for me. It is who I am. Christ within me—His Word within me—is life and peace.
I have one glad moment that cost Him everything. And that one glad moment is true for eternity.
© 2022 Lynn Lacher