As a good Lutheran, I can fully proclaim these words about our faith; "You are justified by faith." Justified by God's love for us by sending God's son into the world for our sins. In that act, we are reminded that we are justified by faith indeed.
Sometimes we do things that God sees as sin; in the way we treat (or don't) treat one another. We think our own actions are justified. But a lot of times they are not justified at all. We don't "love our enemies and pray for those who persecute us." God wants us to treat each other with love and respect; to show each other we are loved and known.
In the midst of life's trials, we know that we are not alone; that we are justified by faith in God who promises to never leave us or forsake us. In Romans 5, we are reminded "
Jesus' life, death and ultimately resurrection.