It is not about achieving, it is about receiving. We are driven to do, but it is done. Once and for all, he has made us perfect. Perfect. Holy.  

So what happens when I feel overwhelmed?
Think of the Cross. Was Jesus overwhelmed? Yes. It is finished.

How about when I feel angry?
Think of the Cross. Was anger exhausted? Yes. It is finished.

When I feel frustrated?
Was the Cross frustrating? You bet! It is finished.

When sickness comes?
Was sickness finished at the Cross? Absolutely! It is finished.

You crazy Galatians! Did someone put a hex on you? Have you taken leave of your senses? Something crazy has happened, for it’s obvious that you no longer have the crucified Jesus in clear focus in your lives (Galatians 3:1).

Why have I needed a reminder of the finished work of the Cross? Because when I forget that it is finished, life gets crazy. I refuse to accept a crazy, hard, sick, and stressful life. It really is finished.

Sarah Coleman is an Australian author and communicator. Her books include Single Christian Female and Make Yourself Amazing. She is passionate about the Kingdom of God. She also loves being a wife and mother to two boys. To read more of Sarah's thoughts go to sarahcoleman.com.au.

Publication date: April 8, 2014