May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing so that by the power of the Holy Spirit you may abound in hope. Rom. 15:13

Our beliefs about Who Jesus is and what His life, death, and resurrection means (I use present tense due to my beliefs) are just that: beliefs. Peace with God happens because we choose to believe in His love and grace. Holy Spirit encourages us and confirms the truth of Christ in our Spirits so that we can have peace even when we feel conflicted because of evil that we see, do, or ignore. The joy and peace, love and grace we experience are spiritual results of simple belief in Who Jesus is and What He accomplished. Sometimes we make it harder than it actually is by thinking there is more for us to accomplish or something we have to factually prove.

Lord,  I believe. Even when I don’t understand.