Jesus rose. He is alive. He is seated at the right hand of God.
What does that mean for you and me?
It’s a new day.
What gives you confidence? I usually go about my day trusting in Jesus.
I suppose that answers the question for me. Jesus’ presence is my confidence. “Jesus-confidence” versus “me-confidence.”
But it’s more than that. It’s an assurance that I’m in his will. Or at least, actively seeking to be. In surrendering my will to his, peace gives me strength.
What does this have to do with Jesus’ resurrection?
Jesus’ resurrection changed everything. His presence is the confidence that I can be where I am meant to be. I can be who I am meant to be.
His presence brings strength in convictions, perseverance through hardships, healing in hurting, peace in storms.
Friend, your strength may run out. You may grow weary. But Jesus doesn’t. He understands what it’s like to be you. He knows what you’re going through.
Because he is with you, everyday is a new day… A new opportunity to trust in him.
So then, since we have a great High Priest who has entered heaven, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold firmly to what we believe. This High Priest of ours understands our weaknesses, for he faced all of the same testings we do, yet he did not sin. So let us come boldly to the throne of our gracious God. There we will receive his mercy, and we will find grace to help us when we need it most. (Hebrews 4:14-16)