I 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 (NLT)
It’s my prayer for you today, that God the source of Hope will fill you completely with joy and peace because you trust in Him
In previous verses and chapters of Romans, we can see that Christ fulfilled the prophecies and promises relating to the Jews, and the Gentile converts could have no excuse for despising them. The Gentiles, being brought into the church, are companions in patience and tribulation. They should praise God. Calling upon all the nations to praise the Lord, shows that they shall have knowledge of him. We shall never seek to Christ till we trust in him. And the whole plan of redemption is suited to reconcile us one with the other, as well as to our gracious God, so that an abiding hope of eternal life, through the sanctifying and comforting power of the Holy Spirit, may be attained. Our own power will never reach this; therefore where this hope is, and is abounding, the blessed Spirit must have all the glory.
As we trust God as the source of Hope and we put our faith in Him alone despite the circumstances, something supernatural will happen to you. We may be facing challenges, tribulations, waiting patiently or even fighting to survive; the key to pass through the storm is to TRUST HIM.
And as we trust HIM, three wonderful and powerful things will happen to us:
We will be completely filled up with joy (a feeling of great pleasure and happiness, this joy giving you freshness and new strength)
We will be completely filled up with peace (helping you to learn to rest in HIM, a deep sense of inner calm, tranquility in your soul, peace in your relations, and even prosperity as the word “Shalom” in Hebrew can be translated “peace” but also “prosperity”
We will overflow with confident hope
This abundant joy, abundant peace and overflowing of confident Hope will happen only because we trust HIM. But the trust in HIM is like pushing the trigger that releases the Power of the Holy Spirit to move and to perform these miracles in us.
Trusting in God will suppress our doubts and fears, through this powerful working of the Holy Spirit.
Prayer: Lord, I put my trust in you alone as you are the only real Source of Hope. I welcome the Holy Spirit to fill me up with complete peace and joy. And I’m ready to overflow with confident Hope through the power of the Holy Spirit.
Quote: Trusting God is like pushing the trigger that releases the Power of the Holy Spirit to fill us completely up with joy, peace then to overflow with confident Hope through HIM.
Song: Hope song – from Impact & Sébastien Corn