The God of Hope
Now the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, that ye may abound in hope, through the power of the Holy Ghost. ~Romans 15:13
As Alexander the Great was setting out on his conquest of Asia, he inquired into the finances of his followers. To ensure that they would not be troubled over the welfare of their dependents during their absence, he distributed crown estates and revenues among them. When he had thus disposed of nearly all the royal resources, his friend General Perdiccas asked Alexander what he had reserved for himself. "Hope," answered the king. "In that case," said Perdiccas, "We who share in your labors will also take part in your hopes." He then refused the estate allotted to him, and several other of the king's friends did the same. [Daily Walk; May 25, 1992]
Hope for the Christian is a confirmed assurance. It is a knowledge of a future expectation being completed. It is a peaceful confirmation that what has been promised is sure and guaranteed. Paul gave a word of great assurance to the believers at Rome that our God is the God of all hope!
There is the insignia of hope.
God, by His infinite nature and infallible Word, has signed off in giving us hope. As Christians, we need not to be overwhelmed about the future. Our future is secure and settled because of what God has already declared to us in His Word. His Word is His signature of guarantee for our future.
There is the infusion of hope.
“The God of hope fill you with all joy and peace.” The hope that we receive from God gives us joy and peace. It removes all fear and gives us confidence in God’s power. The hope of this world leaves us with an unsettled feeling and the thought of, “What if?” However, the hope that we have from our Lord sweeps over our soul with an assurance that all things are well.
There is the intention in hope.
“...That ye may abound in hope, through the power of the Holy Ghost.” God desires that we abound in hope! It’s the idea that things are great and that we are in good hands. The indwelling of the Holy Spirit makes this hope increase in our hearts. There is no waking up in the morning with a diminished anxiety. No, there is the waking up in the morning and the going to bed at night with a blessed assurance that God has our best interest under control.
There is the incredible in hope.
The power of the Holy Spirit is the power of our hope. Hope gives us strength. Hope inspires our vision. Hope keeps us going. Hope keeps us closer to God. Hope is what we give to those who are struggling. Hope is a dividend of the Christian life. My hope is in the Lord!
Don’t lose hope! Make sure your hope is centered on the Person and promises of God for your life. He is the God of all hope!
Have a hope-filled God Morning!
Bible Reading Schedule: Leviticus 19-21