Romans 5:1-5New Living Translation (NLT)
Faith Brings Joy
5 Therefore, since we have been made right in God’s sight by faith, we have peace with God because of what Jesus Christ our Lord has done for us.2 Because of our faith, Christ has brought us into this place of undeserved privilege where we now stand, and we confidently and joyfully look forward to sharing God’s glory.
3 We can rejoice, too, when we run into problems and trials, for we know that they help us develop endurance. 4 And endurance develops strength of character, and character strengthens our confident hope of salvation. 5 And this hope will not lead to disappointment. For we know how dearly God loves us, because he has given us the Holy Spirit to fill our hearts with his love.
Dear Father, I have been made right in God’s sight by faith. I have peace with God because of what Jesus did for me. My faith brings me into an undeserved privilege where I can stand before the throne. I can joyfully look forward to sharing God’s glory. I can rejoice when there are problems and trials for endurance is developed, character is developed, and confidence in my salvation is strengthened. God loves me. Thank you for the Holy Spirit to fill my heart with Jesus’ love. In Jesus’ Name I Pray, Amen.