Celebrate your identity in Christ with worship songs that proclaim unchangeable truth.
When Jesus’ disciples learned that He would not remain with them to the end of their lives and ministries, they were distressed.
Jesus wasn’t trying to scare them with His promise of impending trials. Rather, he wanted to prepare them to live securely in the knowledge of who He was and what He could do through them no matter what happened.
I have said these things to you, that in me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation. But take heart; I have overcome the world.
John 16:33 (ESV)
I don’t know what trials, large or small, you’re facing today.
What I do know is that circumstances do not define a child of God.
You are not the sum of your successes or failures. “Take heart” in the midst of your struggles by remembering who you are in Christ.
God will use your struggles to help shape you into a better reflection of His Son, Jesus Christ, but you are not defined by those trials. You are defined by what God declares you to be in Christ.
So “take heart.” Just like the disciples, you will have trouble in this world. Hope, joy and peace are yours in the midst of them when you remember your identity in Christ.
Your Identity In Christ
These qualities are not greater on the days you seem to be weathering your storms pretty well. Nor are they any less true when you feel like you’re having a bad day. These truths remain secure because they have nothing to do with you! They are completely dependent on the impeccable character of God and the work of His Son, Jesus Christ.
The song, Forgiven, by Chris Tomlin summarizes these truths well. Below, I’ve listed a Scripture verse and an additional worship song for each individual characteristic. Enjoy!
God has chosen you from the beginning for salvation through sanctification by the Spirit and faith in the truth. 2 Thessalonians 2:13
Who Am I? by Casting Crowns
In Him we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of His grace. Ephesians 1:7
Redeemed, Restored, Forgiven by Matthew Smith
As far as the east is from the west, so far has He removed our transgressions from us. Psalm 103:2
Going Free (Jailbreak) by Vertical Church Band
In this is love, not that we loved God, but that He loved us, and sent His Son to be the propitiation for our sins. 1 John 4:10
How Deep The Father’s Love For Us by Stuart Townend
There is therefore now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus. Romans 8:1
Completely Done by Sovereign Grace Music
Therefore, you are no longer a slave, but a son; and if a son, then an hero through God. Galatians 4:7
Grace Alone by Dustin Kensrue
He who did not spare His own Son, but delivered Him up for us all, how will He not also with Him freely give us all things. Romans 8:32
10,000 Reasons (Bless The Lord) by Matt Redmond
But thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ. 1 Corinthians 15:57
More Than Conquerors by Rend Collective
And one more worship song because it wraps up this “amazing mystery” of our identity in Christ so well.
Grace and Peace by Sovereign Grace Music
Unless noted, Scripture quotations taken from NASB.
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