Tomorrow is Easter Sunday. I am so thankful that Jesus loved us enough to die for our sins. God is so good!
I am so thankful for the peace that God gives me. I remember when I didn’t rely on God. When I relied on myself, I was always frustrated and stressed out. I used to grind my teeth at night. I clearly remember the anxiety, stress and worry that consumed me. I didn’t see my value or have confidence. Now, I know what I am worth to God. I do not rely on myself. I have confidence in Jesus Christ, who gives me strength.
I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.
–Philippians 4:13 (NKJV)
I remember friends and family snickering about people who wore the bracelets that said WWJD? (What would Jesus do?) Now, I would proudly wear it and be laughed at too, if it meant I could continue to feel the peace of God in my heart. Feeling that peace is an amazing gift. It makes me understand how Daniel’s friends could walk through the fiery furnace. Once you experience the peace of Jesus Christ in your heart, you will never want to turn back to your old way of life.
All of us are the same. We have all sinned and fall short of God’s glory. We can all be redeemed in Jesus Christ. We can please God by having faith and demonstrating God’s righteousness. God has tolerated and passed over our sins to demonstrate his goodness and virtue. God is just to those who have faith in Jesus.
For there is no difference; for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, being justified freely by His grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus, whom God set forth as a propitiation by His blood, through faith, to demonstrate His righteousness, because in His forbearance God had passed over the sins that were previously committed, to demonstrate at the present time His righteousness, that He might be just and the justifier of the one who has faith in Jesus.
–Romans 3:22-26 (NKJV)
This Easter I am thankful for the goodness of God. I am totally unworthy of God, and I am so grateful to be called a child of God.