"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
This verse is in the signature of all my emails. I have it set up as an email and text reminder daily. I had to recite this verse to myself this morning. I was allowing my emotions and situation to make me feel hopeless. This verse is a constant reminder that God is the author of hope. Hope is eternal life through Jesus Christ. We do not have to wait for this truth, we have eternal life right now, if we believe. Hope is, the battle is already won for us! Hope is, God has a plan and purpose for my life!
My faith and growing relationship with God allows me to experience joy and peace. I would not be able to experience all that he has for me outside of a relationship with him. Trust comes through relationship. I could not image dealing with the struggles of this morning, and day-to-day struggles without God. All my problems aren't always resolved right away (or even how I thought), but I am learning how to be content in His promises and will for my life! If I rely on my own emotional feelings for the source of my hope, I would be all over the place. My God gives me hope… it overflows by the power of the Holy Spirit! You can have the same hope today!