Overflow with hope
"May the God of hope fill you will all joy and peace as you trust in Him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit" - Romans 15:13
In our lives we need hope. Hope is what we cling to, that promises that our tomorrow will be better, that things will somehow work out. Without hope, we lose our focus and our strength to persevere.
"May the God of hope fill you will all joy and peace as you trust in Him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit." - Romans 15:13
This verse tells us that God is our hope. If we have a personal relationship with Him, then we can turn to Him at all times. When we turn to Him, trusting that He has things under control, then we can move through our days with joy and peace. The interesting thing about our verse is that we must trust in Him first, then He fills us with joy and peace. That in turn causes us to overflow with hope.
I need overflowing hope in the midst of my busyness, in the center of my struggles. We desperately need hope that overflows our lives, in the new struggles that the Coronavirus has brought to our lives. Job losses, financial struggles, illness, fear. This world needs to see this hope in you. This verse promises you so much hope, that it overflows and changes those around you!
Hebrews 6:18 says to hold fast to the hope set before you (that’s Jesus). Will you join me today in trusting Jesus a little more than yesterday, holding tightly to the hope that He has already given you, the hope of salvation, the promise that He will provide for you, the truth that He will never leave you or forsake you? Can you trust that He will move and work in your life and through you today?
Pray with us
Dear God, I pray that I may overflow with hope, and share that hope with others. Thank You for Your love and grace, and for the hope that You bring to my life. Amen.