“May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that you may abound in hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.”

Romans 15:13

GOD OF HOPE

Hope, faith, and trust, are the three components of Christians in envisioning the future. Hope generates faith, faith in turn creates trust. God provides us hope through our faith in the unseen. Responses from the Holy Spirit to our faith creates trust. We continue eternally on this pattern of hope leading to faith and then to trust. Each time we hope for an outcome that is unseen and becomes revealed by the Spirit of God we are strengthened. Each time we will become amazed at these powerfully and intimate responses that pull us from darkness. Each time we move further into the house of the God of hope. As this cycle of hope continues our worries lessen, our faith and trust becomes heightened.

Points of Reflection

  • What is the most important thing you have prayed for and what was God’s response?
  • How have you experienced the cycle of hope leading to faith, which creates trust?
  • How long does it take for you to trust and what conditions must exist?

Blessings, until next time,
Bruce L. Hartman

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