Romans 15:13 – Now may the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, that you may abound in hope by the power of the Holy Spirit
Our God is a God of Hope. Isaiah 40:31 says that all those who put their hope in God will soar like eagles. They will not grow weary but will run; they will walk and not be faint. The God of Hope will bless all those who believe in Him, who place their troubles at His feet, and who put their hope in Him. He will not leave them in times of trouble, nor forsake them in times of need. So though we as humans may go through hardships, we as believers in Jesus are always hopeful to be victorious because we have faith that God is on our side. God gives us wisdom, grace, and strength to go through whatever we must, and we can be joyful and have peace through it all, knowing that we are not alone and have God to lean on or to cling to.
Believe in Jesus and let the God of Hope fill your lives with happiness and give you peace. Isn’t that what we want in our lives: joy and peace? This is Paul’s prayer for us and more importantly God’s promise to us!
The happiness with which God fills us is not merely of physical or material things, but He blesses us Spiritually to fill us with His peace and joy through the Holy Spirit.
Dear Lord, we are blessed to be children of you, the God of Hope. We place all our faith in You Lord and in Your son Jesus Christ who You sent to save us from sin and to lead us to everlasting life. Fill us with your joy and peace Lord, take control of our situations, and let your Holy Spirit work miracles in the lives of your children. Amen.