Justified can informally be translated to mean that our state has become “just as if” we have never sinned – justified.
Our hope, our expectation and desire, is the glory of God, we want to be with him. Even in our earthly tragedies and sufferings we have the opportunities to rejoice in that hope.
The only place to get this hope is thought justification through Jesus Christ.
“But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.” (Romans 5:8 NIV)