1 Therefore, having been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ, 2 through whom also we have access by faith into this grace in which we stand, and rejoice in hope of the glory of God (Romans 5:1, 2).
Because of our faith, we have peace—peace with God Almighty, maker of heaven and earth, and with His Son, our Lord, Jesus Christ. Can you image how dismal life is without that peace? Can you remember? Always suspicious, always fearful of lightning bolts blasting out from the throne room to punish us, or somehow change us. Instead we stand in grace. Our faith gives us direct access into the grace we have been given, and there we rejoice in our hope as God’s glory fulfills our faith. God’s glory is His Presence blasting out His blessing, His anointing, His promises that He always keeps, all to give us a favorable life—our hopes fulfilled. Thanks be to God!