No matter our circumstances, every Christian has a lot to rejoice about. Here are 10 of many spiritual realities we can always be grateful for:
1. Our sins are forgiven.
“When you were dead in your sins and in the uncircumcision of your flesh, God made you alive with Christ. He forgave us all our sins, having canceled the charge of our legal indebtedness, which stood against us and condemned us; He has taken it away, nailing it to the cross.” Colossians 2:13-14
2. Our salvation is secure.
“‘I give them eternal life, and they shall never perish; no one will snatch them out of my hand.’” John 10:28
3. Our anchor is firm.
“We have this hope as an anchor for the soul, firm and secure.” Hebrews 6:19
4. Our family is big.
“…standing firm in the faith, because you know that the family of believers throughout the world is undergoing the same kind of sufferings.” 1 Peter 5:9
5. Our God is loving.
“Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall trouble or hardship or persecution or famine or nakedness or danger or sword?” Romans 8:35
6. Our identity is clear.
“The Spirit you received does not make you slaves, so that you live in fear again; rather, the Spirit you received brought about your adoption to sonship. And by Him we cry ‘Abba, Father.’ The Spirit Himself testifies with our spirit that we are God’s children. Now if we are children, then we are heirs—heirs of God and co-heirs with Christ….” Romans 8:15-17
7. Our enemy is defeated.
“And having disarmed the powers and authorities, He made a public spectacle of them, triumphing over them by the cross.” Colossians 2:15
8. Our shame is gone.
“As Scripture says, ‘Anyone who believes in Him will never be put to shame.’” Romans 10:11
9. Our Savior is returning.
“For the Lord Himself will come down from Heaven, with a loud command, with the voice of the archangel and with the trumpet call of God, and the dead in Christ will rise first. After that, we who are still alive and are left will be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. And so we will be with the Lord forever.” 1 Thessalonians 4:16-17
10. Our reward is waiting.
“‘Look, I am coming soon! My reward is with me, and I will give to each person according to what they have done. I am the Alpha and the Omega, the First and the Last, the Beginning and the End.’” Revelation 22:12-13