I wonder today, as I finish this week of writing, how your week progressed. Did your thoughts turn to hope more often? Did you experience a greater level of confident expectation?
I know that reading and writing about hope helped to refocus my attention on the foundation of my faith and refreshed my outlook. I arrived at the conclusion that HOPE in scripture refers to salvation and its benefits. It is deeper, richer and more fulfilling than the wishful thinking we often associate with the phrase “I hope.” I will finish the week with my favorite reference to hope in all of scripture.
13I pray that God, the source of hope, will fill you completely with joy and peace because you trust in him. Then you will overflow with confident hope through the power of the Holy Spirit.Romans 15:13
Hope that does not disappoint comes from only one source — God. When we trust him, confident hope will overflow in our lives.
Have a blest weekend filled with wonderful times of worship! If possible, meet together with other believers to celebrate God’s overwhelming gift of confident hope!