The Kitchen Table 2022 Day 1
Therefore, having been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ, 2 through whom also we have obtained our introduction by faith into this grace in which we stand; and we exult in hope of the glory of God. 3 And not only this, but we also exult in our tribulations, knowing that tribulation brings about perseverance; 4 and perseverance, proven character; and proven character, hope; 5 and hope does not disappoint, because the love of God has been poured out within our hearts through the Holy Spirit who was given to us.
Faith is what we believe for, and hope is what we look for in our lives. We are justified by faith. Faith is what we “believe” in. Hope is what we look for because of what we believe in. We are justified by faith or because we not only believe in Jesus, but we believe Jesus and everything Jesus said and did for us before the cross, on the cross, through the cross and after the cross. That faith means that we constantly have the hope of His presence which brings peace. Don’t look for your problem, look for His presence. He is here!