Whom God hath set forth to be a propitiation through faith in his blood, to declare his righteousness for the remission of sins that are past, through the forbearance of God. —Romans 3:25
Have faith in God, but also have faith in what He has done. Calvary was proof of God's righteousness, not only for your yesterday, but also for your today and your tomorrow.
God never said because you believe in Jesus you are automatically declared righteous. He gave us the basis for forgiveness of sin and the basis on which He could declare sinners righteous—faith in the shed blood of Jesus.
Jesus is the foundation on which our faith stands. His sinless blood blotted out your sins forever; but for that blood to be effective in your life, you must have faith to believe.
Faith in the atoning blood of Jesus means protection and provision in our daily walk. Plead the blood of Jesus over your mind, your body, your work, and your walk with Him. Apply the blood to the doorposts of your life, your family, your church, your work, and your friends.
Lord Jesus, thank You for shedding Your blood
to atone for my sins. I apply the blood to every
relationship in my life for Your protecting,
cleansing, healing, and saving power.