What Does the Gospel Say to Our Pain, Shame, Rejection, Lostness, Sin and Death?

Grace is available because Jesus went through the valley of the shadow of death and rose from death.  The gospel engages our life with all its pain, shame, rejection, lostness, sin and death.  So now, to your pain, the gospel says “You will be healed.”  To your shame, the gospel says “You can now come to God in confidence.”  To your rejection, the gospel says, “You are accepted!”  To your lostness, the gospel says, “You are found and I won’t ever let you go.”  To your sin, the gospel says, “You are forgiven and God declares you pure and righteous.”  To your death, the gospel says, “You once were dead, but now you are alive.”

– Justin and Lindsey Holcomb

as quoted by – Tchividjian, Tullian; Glorious Ruin: How Suffering Sets You Free; David C Cook Publishers, Copyright 2013, Kindle Edition, page 176

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