THEME: HOPE IN GOD
Romans 5:1-5 NIV
“Therefore, since we have been justified through faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we have gained access by faith into this grace in which we now stand. And we boast in the hope of the glory of God. Not only so, but we also glory in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance; perseverance, character; and character, hope. And hope does not put us to shame, because God’s love has been poured out into our hearts through the Holy Spirit, who has been given to us.”
-Scripturally hope means to have a strong and confident expectation. Hope is akin to trust and a confident expectation. It is by the grace of God that we have been save and not by our works lest anyone should boast. Rather, we boast in the hope of glory for which Christ Jesus has given us victory on the cross. When our Christian character goes through hardship, hope of receiving what God has promised grows stronger. We have faith into grace in which we stand. The Holy Spirit gives us lavish evidence in our hearts of God’s love for us. Hope in God then produces peace through the love of God that has been poured into our hearts through His work of salvation.
Thank You for Your cross Lord Jesus. Thank You for the price You paid on the cross for our redemption. We have freedom through Your precious blood and bear the hope of glory in our hearts through Your everlasting love. Thank You for enabling us to come this far and for the grace to see a new week. We ask for Your grace and mercy to be upon us. We ask for Your guidance and favor precious Holy Spirit. We ask for Your wisdom and understanding as we become more like You dear Jesus. May You forgive us all our trespasses and wash us with Your blood. May You bless the work of our hands and grant us victory in all spheres of our lives. May You give us strength and bless us with Your peace. We honor You Lord Jesus and give You praise, and it is in Jesus Mighty name we pray believing and trusting. Amen.
Further reading: Isaiah 26:3