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. ~Rom. 15:13

I love that this scripture talks about how joy and peace and hope are gifts from God. But I wonder if we’re opening our hands to receive those gifts? Friends, how can we have joy if we’re holding on to discontentment about the situation? How can we have peace if we’re bickering about the decisions our leaders make? Are we really trusting Him?

The hope we have in Jesus isn’t a kind of wish-upon-a-star magic. It’s real, secure and steadfast — it’s for certain. Yet it comes only when we trade our pride, our agenda, and our hope in ourselves for complete surrender to Jesus.

On our own strength, joy will be elusive and peace will waver. Yet the hope found in Jesus will never fade.

This hope we have as an anchor of the soul, a hope both sure and steadfast and one which enters within the veil, where Jesus has entered as a forerunner for us…~Hebrews 6:19

Jesus. Is. Hope.

May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in Him.

If you have any questions about trusting Jesus, I’d be honored to walk with you in finding answers. Feel free to reach out!

PS- coincidentally, Bible Project‘s Church At Home series highlights Hope this week. Check it out!

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