Daily Reflections

A New Me

March 16, 2021 Aylín Merck

I have been crucified with Christ. It is no longer I who live, but Christ who lives in me. —Galatians 2:20

The gospel impacts our day to day life. From bad nights to long afflictions, the good news of Jesus always brings us hope. But what does it mean to live by faith when we’re a week behind in laundry? What does “I no longer live” mean when we’re dealing with singleness? What are the implications of “Christ lives in us” when we face disappointment in marriage?

We are in Christ. When He died on the cross, we, in a very real sense, also died. Our anxious, fearful, selfish, and proud old selves died with Christ. When He rose, a new “me” rose with Him. Every day that we must live in our flesh, we can live by faith.

It’s true that perhaps today we’re exhausted, sad, discouraged, or disappointed. We may be more vulnerable today to irritability, anxiety, anger, and fear. But because our “I” has already died and it is Jesus who lives, we don’t have to face the day in defeat.

Make it Personal

Ask God to help you live today believing in the power of Jesus and learning to truly rest in Him.