Today, I was moved by this blessing found at the end of Paul’s letter to the Romans. This is what I want to me personally but also for you and every single person on this earth. We all need to get to know the God of hope and then live in that hope. Because that’s God will for us. God wants us to overflow with hope.
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)
Overflow with hope
Only overflow will ensure that we have plenty. And that’s what God wants for us. He wants to give us so much hope that it will never run out. The God of hope wants to make sure that we have so much hope that we are happy to share it with others. God does not give skimpily. He always gives abundantly.
When we overflow with hope in Christ, all the good things, like joy and peace, will follow. Because hope gives us stability, it anchors core being in God. And that’s when we find true happiness. Hope in Christ is an unbreakable spiritual lifeline.
This hope is a strong and trustworthy anchor for our souls. (Hebrews 6:19, NLT)
Hope in action
This hope in Christ is not just a wish. We don’t put our trust on an idea or a distant person. God is not a stranger to us. Jesus is our friend, not “just” our redeemer. You see, our hope is an application of faith, not a wish. When we overflow with hope in Christ, we boldly claim God’s promises and then state our life on them. We act upon our beliefs because we know God is true and his promises are valid. And as we cling to Jesus, the Holy Spirit will continually keep on supplying us with a fresh batch of hope. That’s why we always overflow with hope.
How good you are!
First, you save us,
then you overflow us with hope.
You keep us well cared for.
Thank you from the bottom of our hearts.
Be praised forever and ever!
In Jesus’ name,
Q4U: Do you overflow with hope?
Be blessed, my fellow pilgrim, as you state your life in Christ and