Life can be discouraging at times. When we look atour circumstances in life, we can easily get depressed. When we get depressed, we forget about the promises in the Bible. That is why 2Corinthians 5:7 says we are to live by faith and not by sight. How are we to live by faith? One way we live by faith is to read and believe what the Bible says about us. In other words, we live by faith knowing what our identity in Christ looks like. When we believe what the Bible says about our identity in Christ, our focus will turn away from our troubles and circumstances to God.
One chapter full of promises about our identity in Christ is Ephesians 1. This chapter says in Christ we have every spiritual blessing, we have been predestined, redemption through his blood, we have the forgiveness of sins, we have been given knowledge of His will, and we have beensealed with the Holy Spirit! What wonderful promises we see just in this chapter alone!
When we get discouraged, we need to read Ephesians 1. These promises remain true no matter how we feel. These promises cannot be taken away, as God will never leave us nor forsake us! God is there with us always! Since God has redeemed us, forgiven us and sealed us with the Holy Spirit, God sees us through the lens of Jesus!
Keep looking to your identity in Christ throughout your day. If you get discouraged or depressed, look at your identity in Christ. When you lookat your identity in Christ, will be living by faith and not by what is seen.