"Therefore, having been justified by faith we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ."
We all desperately want and need justification. No one can justify themselves by their works. We can only last so long being perfectly good. We can have consistent peace with God only by faith in the perfect performance of Christ. He freely paid our debt for sin, our every sin, as we allow and choose Him as our Savior. If I truly believe He is my Savior, then He becomes my Lord of all out of a heart of gratitude and love. Jesus is the only way, the truth, and the life. (John 14:6)
Nothing is quite so soothing as the sound of mountain streams with cold, clear, water moving energetically down stream.
(Photo taken at Cascade Falls, Giles County, Va)