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Friday, October 11, 2013

Overflow with 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.”
Rom. 15:13 (NIV)

“. . . the God of hope . . .” Paul says ‘the greatest of these things is love’ but we have to have hope and the love of God to get us through our journey of life.

. . . fill you with all joy and peace . . .” We sometimes have to learn to accept things as they come to us. We do this by surrendering our thoughts and feelings to God.  Certain circumstances in our lives help us to grow in the Lord and later we see His hand in those things that originally vex us.

. . . as you trust in him. . . “When we rely on the Lord to guide us through our days, we are not in control. We pray and seek His wisdom about our circumstances and wait for Him to work.

. . . so that you may overflow with hope. . .” I have a friend who has had a complication following what is considered a simple surgery. But, as I listen to her talk, she conveys that she’s taking these steps she has to take in stride. She has hope that she and her husband will get through this ‘momentary trial.’ They decided this is their journey for right now.

“. . . by the power of the Holy Spirit.” We cannot do anything without the power of God working through the Holy Spirit. Jesus told his disciples that, when He left them, he would send a Helper to assist us. It is this third person of the Trinity that guides us through the pitfalls of our journey through this life. 

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  1. Hi Cecelia! I love this passage so much. It really speaks to me today too. Hope will bring me the joy and peace I really want, even if I don't 'get' everything my way. I would love to overflow with hope, but it is up to me to be open to the Holy Spirit.

    I pray that I will always be open to that holy influence!
    Good to see you :)

    1. Ceil: Thank you for your good thoughts. We all need to find hope in our lives in order to have peace. Thank you for stopping in. Enjoy your weekend.

  2. All Paul's teachings in Romans have been heading to this point.
    We hope in a living God.

    1. David: Thank you for your insightful comment. Thank you for stopping by . I usually post on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.Please feel free to stop in when you can.

  3. I actually have this scripture on a post it note on my computer! What wonderful truths. Thank you, Cecelia, for sharing your thoughts with us. :)

    1. Karen: You are welcome. We are blessed with having access to the truths of God that are recorded in His Word.

  4. You are so right. Of ourselves, we can do nothing. But with Him and His Spirit...everything is possible!

  5. Cecelia, I'm not sure my comment went through. In case it didn't, I was just thinking how right you are, that we need the Holy Spirit to empower us and enable us to do the work we're called to do. Yea and amen!


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