This is the message of faith that we proclaim: if you confess with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved. With the heart one believes, resulting in righteousness, and with the mouth one confesses, resulting in salvation. Now the Scripture says, No one who believes on Him will be put to shame, for there is no distinction between Jew and Greek, since the same Lord of all is rich to all who call on Him. For everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.
We often turn to these verses when witnessing to someone about becoming a Christian, but they also apply to any area in our lives where we need to assert our faith. If we are struggling in any area – health, finances, relationships, addictions, etc. – we need to acknowledge our sin and make Jesus Lord in that area. Too many of us trust Him with our salvation, but we have trouble surrendering other areas to Him.
If Jesus can save our souls from hell, which we could never do by our own merit, then certainly He can save us in the lesser issues of life. We simply have to turn from our own self-effort to satisfy a longing that we cannot meet and allow Him to be Lord in that area. When we do, we experience grace to overcome the strongholds that have held us back from really living.
I find comfort in the words of this verse. No one who believes on Him will be put to shame, and everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved. This promise is not reserved for a few but is extended to anyone who would believe and call upon the name of Jesus. We can all overcome our sins and struggles by proclaiming faith in Christ.
Are you tired of living a self-sabotaged existence? Do you long for more victory in your Christian walk? Address any undisciplined areas of your life today, and make Jesus Lord over them. By His grace, He will save you, and you will not be put to shame. This promise is for everyone who calls on the name of the Lord. Where Jesus is Lord, grace abounds!
Have a blessed day!