May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that by the power of the Holy Spirit you may abound in hope. – Romans 15:13
God is a giver of hope. His hope leads to joy and peace.
The strength of our hope is dependent on the source of our hope. If our hope rest in the temporary things of life and our surroundings then our hope will be temporary as well. When our hope rest in the God of hope and it is empowered by the Holy Spirit we will find a hope that is lasting and empowering. This hope will give us a forward looking life that looks forward to the blessings of God and the fulfillment of His promises.
Hope is at the center of our walk with Christ. “Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen”. Hebrews 11:1. In hope we anticipate the fulfilling of God’s promises. Hope preceeds our confidence and assurance. Hope sets our eyes toward the future and ignites us for a forward thrust toward living out life according to God’s purposes and plans. This move forward is empowered by the Holy Spirit.
Lord may hope ignite us to move forward toward your purposes and plans.