Even when we were dead in sins, hath quickened us together with Christ, (by grace ye are saved)...For by grace are ye saved through faith, and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God. Not of works, lets any man should boast. -Ephesians 2:5,8-9 KJV
Think of it. You are saved. You are forgiven. Jesus is your Savior and your life belongs to Him. Your past sins are in the sea of God's forgetfulness (and as Corrie ten Boom has added, "He has put up a sign that says, 'no fishing.'"). You have eternal life, you are on your way to heaven, and you have a God-given purpose here on earth.
The sky may be gray today, but you are saved; someone may have hurt you or let you down, but you are saved; you may be going through a difficult time, but you are saved; the enemy may be attacking you with doubts and fears, but you are saved; you may be tired, alone, or unappreciated, but you are saved. "What we suffer now is nothing," the apostle Paul wrote, "compared to the glory He will give us later" (Romans 8:18 NLT).
Today there are an endless number of reasons why your heart should be rejoicing and thankful that you are saved. If you weren't saved, you would be lost; under guilt and condemnation; without God and without hope in this present evil world; empty inside and without peace; in bondage to the enemy and dead in your trespasses and sins; without any eternal purpose, and no hope of heaven. What could be worse than that?
You are saved!
Saved by God's grace;
Saved because God loves you;
Saved because He sent His only begotten Son;
Saved because Jesus died for you;
Saved because Jesus shed His blood;
Saved because God provided everything that was needed for you to come to Him and receive His loving embrace.
Today you have not only been saved by Him, but you are also being kept by Him, and He will bring you safely home. What could be better than that?
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