November 18, 2019
mondays and trusting God Romans 15:13
I'm sure you have noticed that some mornings are harder to get out of bed than others. Perhaps it is because we are tired from too much physical or mental energy spent the day before or if you are like me, my allergies weigh me down some mornings. Or maybe it's a carb-crash. Yet, despite our reluctance, we get up, and get going because we hope the day will get better.
Imagine with me what our mornings would be like, every day and every following day, if we did not have hope! Simple hope for the day and deeper hope for each following day.
Hope is defined as a combination of anticipating and trusting; we can face each day, even the rough days of hard times, because we possess hope and trust in our God of 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
As we grow in the discipline of trusting God, our hope grows also and we can anticipate His joy and peace filling our lives. Scripture promises us also that we can overflow with hope and spill it out over others. Wouldn't that be a great joy to see hope begin in someone who through the harshness of earth-living had lost their way to hope?
H Hearing (also studying) God's Word
O Obeying God's Word
P Praying God's Word
E Entering into God's joy and peace
Are we overflowing with Hope? Spilling it out over others?
seeking with you to trust and hope, susie