May the God of hope fill you with 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 (NIV)
It’s amazing to think that we can overflow with hope, the very thing that defines God. As though that isn’t gift enough, we can also be filled with all joy and peace as we trust in him.
All joy and peace, and an overflowing of hope are blessings bestowed on us by the Lord when we believe and trust in him.
Trust. A difficult thing for many people to do. Maybe you’ve suffered hardships and tragedy. Maybe you’ve asked God for something, and you didn’t get the answer you were hoping for.
Maybe things seem completely out of control; we may feel out of control, but nothing is out of God’s control. When we surrender our lives to Christ, we do so in faith. A faith and a belief that God is who he says he is. The Lord came to earth as a tiny baby. What else is more vulnerable? We can trust a Savior who would do that for us. We can trust him, and then be filled with all joy, all peace, and an overflowing of hope.
For Today: Is there something you’re struggling to trust God with this season? What is one step you can take to demonstrate your trust in him?