“’Be still, and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth.’ The Lord Almighty is with us; the God of Jacob is our fortress” (Psalm 46: 10-11).

Quiet moments are rare, and it can be difficult to find stillness, but take a few minutes today to quietly and deeply consider the Lord. Try not to read or study or be distracted—just be still and meditate on the person of Jesus and all He has done for you. Think about His birth, His infancy, and the dawn of light rising over a dark and weary world. Think about His death and sacrifice, and the gift of life He extends to you. Meditate on His resurrection, His power over the darkness and the grave. Drink in His presence and in the stillness, seek His face. And think about His coming—the day you will see Him face to face. To embrace the birth, life, death, and resurrection of Christ is to agree with God. Your debt is paid; your guilt is gone. What’s done is done. Jesus bore the guilt and shame on His innocent life and paid the price in full. It is finished. When the voice of the accuser comes, remind him of what the Redeemer has done. Scripture says God has removed your sins as far as the east is from the west. Think about how far that is. There is no limit to His forgiveness. He remembers your sin no more. That doesn’t mean God doesn’t know you sinned. It means that, even though He does know about all our wrong, he is not holding your sins against you and He will never use them to accuse you again. Because Christ was condemned for our sins, condemnation has got to go. That is why the gift of God is called amazing grace.

Adapted from “Waiting here for You” by Louis Giglio.