“Now may the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you believe in Him so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.” Romans 15:13 **
I want that.
Overflow. So full that there’s no room for more.
So filled to the brim that hope overflows. Spills out. Splashes on those around me. Sprinkles them with hope.
Those tiny sprinkles can be a drop of refreshment on a parched soul.
I love being around people like that, don’t you? I have dear friends that encourage me when I’m down or struggling or just need to see the big picture. I want that to be me. I want to be the one that offers a kind word and a smile. The one who shares hope.
You know where it starts, don’t you? It starts with belief.
Believing that it’s all true. Every Word.
Believing that He’s true. True and kind.
“Or do you despise the riches of his kindness, restraint, and patience, not recognizing that God’s kindness is intended to lead you to repentance?” Romans 2:4
Believing enough to turn to Him. To trust Him.
No matter what.
Because it’s in the “no matter what” moments that Hope becomes more alive than ever, filling you with joy and peace that overflows.
“Don’t worry about anything, but in everything, through prayer and petition with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus.” Philippians 4:6-7
What is your source of hope today? If you never considered the truths found in the Bible, start here: FAITH
**For those of you who might still be following my Scripture Memory Challenge, this is the verse I am memorizing from the Book of Romans. Romans is the book of the Bible that I often use when sharing the Gospel message with someone, but this one seemed to meet me right where I am today. Won’t you join me in hiding God’s Word in your heart?