The God of Hope

July 20, 2019

“Hope deferred makes the heart sick, but desire fulfilled is a tree of life” Proverbs 13:12, Berean Study Bible.

“Now may the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you believe in Him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit” Romans 15:13, Berean Study Bible.

I know you are accustomed to hearing that God is the God of peace, and the God of righteousness, but I would like you to know that He is also the God of hope. In the past, when things didn’t go as you hoped they would, you would be all heartbroken. In the past, when you didn’t get to do what you set out to do, you would be devastated with no motivation to go on. But, my sister, you are growing and maturing in the things of God. You are learning God’s ways and you are learning how to trust in Him.

With spiritual growth comes the understanding that whether things work out or they don’t, whether you’re able to do what you set out to do or you don’t, whether you receive it or you don’t, you know that everything will be alright because you serve the God of hope. This hope overflows and becomes a shock absorber to your heart when you face disappointment. This hope is from God, and it is filling you now with all joy and peace as you believe and trust in Him.

Prayer: Father, you are my God of hope. No matter the disappointments I experience in this life, I know you are in control and everything is going to be alright. Let hope overflow in me and fill me with joy and peace as I believe and trust in you. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

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