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
It can be difficult, when we look around at everything that is going on around us to feel much hope. From the economy to natural disasters to personal difficulties, there is so much that can steal our hope if we allow it.
Yet, as Christians, we are given something that others struggle to find.
The God of hope - I love that. The God of hope fills us with all joy and peace. And He doesn't just give us a little hope, a taste of hope. No, we have abounding hope. We know that the God who loves us is in control and that He will lift and sustain us.
To me abounding hope brings a mental image of hope piled high and running over. A hope that cannot be contained but spills out and around to those nearby.
And how to we have this hope? We have it through the power of the Holy Spirit. This is not just a drummed up good feeling. This is hope given to us by God Himself through the Holy Spirit.
This is hope I can hold on to, hope I can live and breathe and move in. Hope that sustains and gives life.
This is the hope that springs eternal.