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.
Notice Paul doesn’t start this verse with tomorrow, in a few hours, sometime next week, he says NOW. God’s hope is given and empowered by the Holy Spirit. He will fill us with joy and peace. We will abound in it!
Why do we choose to live otherwise? Our Hope does not disappoint.
Our Father, our source of hope, I pray that you fill us up with confident expectation. Your word says that you will fill us completely with all joy and peace when we believe in you. May we allow the Holy Spirit to work through us, empower us in such a way that our hope, joy and peace overflows into our homes, communities, workplaces & churches. May we be a reflection of You so that others are drawn to You for salvation. In Your Son’s most precious name, Jesus, amen.