Wednesday, May 8, 2013
There Is Always Hope
In summary of Romans 15:13 it says,
“May God, the source of hope, fill you with joy and peace through your faith in him. Then you will overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.”
May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that by the power of the Holy Spirit you may abound in hope.
What this means to me:
This passage reminds me that God is to be my ultimate source of hope. He will fill me with all the joy and peace. This is a result that comes from trusting and believing in him. He provides his Spirit living within me, He is never far away. There have been darker times in my past when I have asked myself, “Is there hope” and “Is this life worth living?” These were some dark times when long struggles had been present and I was not walking daily with Him. I believe it is extremely difficult to go on without hope. Hope is an essential part of life. Real hope is in such short supply in our society today, people tend to fall for all kinds of scams. Instead of turning to God, they trust in false hopes, like psychic hotlines, palm readings, astrology, fake healers, and quack cures. Inevitably, those false hopes disappoint. Real hope in this life is found by turning to God. Romans 15:13 says, “May God, the source of hope, fill you with joy and peace through your faith in him. Then you will overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit” (GWT). God is the only source of hope that has never disappointed me. When I place my faith in him, he provides joy, peace, and hope that overflows. God is everywhere. And I am never, ever alone. And where God is, If find hope is present.
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