No matter how you’re feeling, remember that you are not on trial. There is no condemnation for those who belong to Me—those who know Me as Savior. You have already been judged “Not guilty!” in the courts of heaven.
I came to earth to set you free from bondage to sin. I long to see you living joyfully in that freedom. Learn to enjoy your guilt-free position in My kingdom, refusing to be weighed down or shackled. The world is in a fallen condition where sin and evil abound, but I have overcome the world!
The best response to the grace lavished on you is thankfulness—gratitude that fuels a desire to live according to My will. The closer you live to Me, the better you can discern My will; also, the more you can experience My Peace and Joy. Knowing Me intimately helps you trust Me enough to receive Peace from Me even in the midst of trouble. Overflowing with thankfulness has the delightful “side effect” of increasing your Joy. Live freely and joyously in My Presence, beloved!
Therefore, there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus.
~ Romans 8:1
“If the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed.”
~ John 8:36
“I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.”
~ John 16:33
So then, just as you received Christ Jesus as Lord, continue to live in him, rooted and built up in him, strengthened in the faith as you were taught, and overflowing with thankfulness.
~ Colossians 2:6–7