In his days Judah will be saved and Israel will live in safety. This is the name by which he will be called: The LORD Our Righteousness. - Jeremiah 23:6

“I am such a loser!” “I can’t believe that I did it again!” “Once again, I blew it!” “I guess I’ll always be a failure!” Ever thought those things, or similar things? Sure we have.

Do you think God ever thinks that way about himself? Of course not! That idea is laughable! God is perfect! Why should he ever feel like a failure?
Ah, there’s the rub, isn’t it? The reason that I often feel like a failure is because by nature I AM a failure, for I’m a sinner. I’ve failed to perfectly love God; I’ve failed to perfectly love my fellow human beings.

But where you and I failed, God prevailed. Jesus came to this earth and he lived perfectly. But did you catch who gets the credit for it? He’s called, “The LORD, OUR Righteousness.” Note, not “HIS Righteousness,” but “OUR Righteousness.” You and I get credit for Jesus’ perfection. Amazingly, in the eyes of God, we look just like Jesus: righteous!
So it’s time for a new thought pattern. God thinks you’re perfect, God considers you to be righteous, just like Jesus. And that makes you … a winner!

O Savior, forgive me for failing to appreciate my status before you. Forgive me for living like a loser when you have declared me to be a winner. Convince me thoroughly that you have won righteousness for me, that I might be filled with humble confidence and might live my life to serve you, as a winner – a winner now, and a winner forever. Amen.