If you are reading this and you know that you could use a little more HOPE in your heart these days, THIS is for you. If there is so much weighing you down that you can hardly catch your breath, THIS is for you. If you are looking for an encouraging word of truth today, no matter where you are or what your life looks like right now…THIS is for you.
“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.” Romans 15:13
Friend, I have GOOD news for anyone looking some good news today. The God of HOPE lends us the Spirit, who freely gives us HOPE so that our own hope many ABOUND, limitless. Because of His Spirit, who dwells in us, our very own hope abounds from an endless resource, a well of hope that would never run dry.
I just love that word ABOUND. It feels like a breath of fresh air to my soul, almost like a deep sigh of relief. Anyone out there looking for some ABOUNDING in their life? (raises hand.)
We were created more than just to make it through the day, we were made to ABOUND. Abound in joy, in thankfulness, in love, and in HOPE. I know this because we were made in the image of a God who ABOUNDS, this is part of His character. And because of Jesus, it is part of our DNA. We literally have hope running through our veins.
Can you feel it?
If you had forgotten for a second, doesn’t it feel good to remember? Oh how the enemy wants us to forget. To forget about our eternal lifeline to hope. How cleverly darkness invites us to live in despair. Don’t be fooled, friends.
The God of hope sends the Spirit who gives hope, so that our own hope may ABOUND. Our hope springs eternal because of the God who gives it.