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Day 30 | Freedom Application

Read Romans 8:1–39

When you grasp the reality of God’s freedom, it will become one of the single greatest engines of joy and comfort for you in your walk with Christ. Consider that quote from Romans 9:18, “He has mercy on whom he wants to have mercy, and he hardens whom he wants to harden.” If you are in Christ, you are among those to whom God has shown mercy. It wasn’t because you are good—it is because God is free and in His freedom, He didn’t harden your heart. He showed you mercy. This shifts the focus, doesn’t it? The gospel is no longer founded on whether you are good or worthy. It’s grounded in God’s character and action, not yours. This is the foundation of the gospel.

What are the things that make you want to give up? Or the things in your past (or present) that make you doubt whether God can really use you? Whatever those things are, God has put those things in your story. All of the pain, shame, and faithlessness that makes you want to blush are tools God prepared for His eternal glory.

God’s freedom allows us to boast in our weaknesses. And God’s freedom means that your faults and failures won’t foil God’s plan. Because now, every promise in Romans 8 is yours. There is no condemnation for you. God’s Spirit dwells in you. God’s Spirit will intercede for you when you can’t find the words to pray. He will work desires for holiness in your heart. You have hope for the new heavens and the new earth. If God, in His freedom, is for you, who can be against you? Romans 8:28 says, “We know that all things work together for the good of those who love God, who are called according to his purpose.” Because of God’s freedom, none of these realities are yours to guarantee.

In His freedom, He called you.
In His freedom, He is holding you.
In His freedom, He will not stop holding you.
Because of His freedom, He is the guarantee of the promise.

Pray for 10 minutes