"Now the Lord of peace himself give you peace always by all means. The Lord be with you all." - 2 Thessalonians 3:16
True believers have the love of God to help sustain them, and to give them hope. Jesus paid their sin debt in full by His shed blood at Calvary. Past sins no longer apply once you are saved; you have been washed clean by the blood of Jesus when you put your faith and trust in Him and you believe in Him as the Savior.
"There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus who walk not after the flesh, but after the spirit." Romans 8:1
Isn't that the personification of a loving and caring Heavenly Father! And Jesus loves us so much that He gave His life a ransom so that if we but believe in Him we may gain eternal life. Such love!
God and Jesus truly understand us. Following is a devotional quote by A.W. Tozer on this subject:
"We should revel in the joy of believing that God is the sum of all patience and the true essence of kindly good will! Because He is what He is, we please Him most, not by frantically trying to make ourselves good, but by throwing ourselves into His arms with all our imperfections and believing that He understands everything -- and loves us still! The God Who desires our fellowship and communion is not hard to please, although He may chasten us, He even does this with a smile - the proud, tender smile of a Father Who is bursting with pleasure over an imperfect son who is coming every day to look more and more like the One whose child he is! This is the best of good news! God loves us for ourselves. He values our love more than He values galaxies of newly created worlds. He remembers our frame and knows that we are dust!"
"For the joy of the Lord is your strength." - Nehemiah 8:10 b
True believers have so much to be thankful for. Always praise the Lord and tell Him how grateful you are for His goodness and mercy and love.
For those of you who may not be saved, following are some Scriptures for you .
Romans 10: 9, 10, 13 tells us (9) "That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised Him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. (10) For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation. (13) For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved."
"Jesus said unto her, I am the resurrection, and the life: he that believeth in Me, though he were dead, yet shall he live: And whosoever liveth and believeth in Me shall never die. Believest thou this?" - John 11:25-26
"Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by Me." - John 14:6
"For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life." - John 3:16
In order to be saved, you first need to admit that you are a sinner and in need of a Savior - Romans 3:23
Then you need to believe with all your very being that Jesus Christ is the Son of God; the Savior.. - John 3:16 ; John 11:25-26
Call out in faith to the Lord; commit your life to Him. - Romans 10:13
The Lord understands us and is full of tender mercies and loves us more than we can fathom.
Have a blessed and Christ centered weekend.... and life!