by: Kennedy Ochs.
Through our faith in God, we have been justified and made righteous in His eyes. This means that we no longer have to fear judgment from God, but instead “we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ” (v.1). This justification also brings us the promise of hope—even through the darkest times. This hope comes from the Holy Spirit, who creates in us a character that turns to God for hope. We can rejoice in our suffering, knowing that we have been given endurance from God to persevere in every situation.