Therefore, since we have been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ. Through him we have also obtained access by faith into this grace in which we stand, and we rejoice in hope of the glory of God. Not only that, but we rejoice in our sufferings, knowing that suffering produces endurance, and endurance produces character, and character produces hope, and hope does not put us to shame, because God’s love has been poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit who has been given to us.
For while we were still weak, at the right time Christ died for the ungodly. For one will scarcely die for a righteous person—though perhaps for a good person one would dare even to die—but God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us. Since, therefore, we have now been justified by his blood, much more shall we be saved by him from the wrath of God. For if while we were enemies we were reconciled to God by the death of his Son, much more, now that we are reconciled, shall we be saved by his life. More than that, we also rejoice in God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we have now received reconciliation.
by: Lisa Moore.
God loved us when we were completely unlovable. He did not ask us to clean ourselves up first before allowing Jesus to die in our place. Think about it: Jesus was crucified in our place and raised up for our justification. We are no longer enemies of God when we are born again. And because we are no longer enemies, we have peace with Him through Jesus. Are you troubled or worried? Our peace with God allows us to have the peace of God that passes all understanding and keeps our hearts and minds in the midst of a world filled with mayhem and strife.'