Romans 5: 1-5 NLT Therefore, since we have been made right in God’s sight by faith, we have peace with God because of what Jesus Christ our Lord has done for us. Because of our faith, Christ has brought us into this place of undeserved privilege where we now stand, and we confidently and joyfully look forward to sharing God’s glory.
We can rejoice, too, when we run into problems and trials, for we know that they help us develop endurance. And endurance develops strength of character, and character strengthens our confident hope of salvation.
And this hope will not lead to disappointment. For we know how dearly God loves us, because he has given us the Holy Spirit to fill our hearts with his love.
Paul is stating some significant facts when we face problems and you may want to study and meditate on this passage for the rest of the Christmas season.
Fact 1…You have been justified!
Fact 2…You have peace because of what Christ did for you!
Fact 3…You are brought into a place of underserved privilege in which you now stand!
Fact 4…You look forward to the future with confidence and joy.
Fact 5…You can rejoice in the storm because your endurance, character, and confidence in God will soar to new heights!
Fact 6…This “Hope” will not lead to disappointment.
Fact 7…God still loves us!!
Fact 8…The Holy Spirit in us fills our hearts with love!!!