God’s Spirit of Hope

And hope does not disappoint us, because God has poured out His love into our hearts through the Holy Spirit, Who has been given to us..”

Romans 5:5

It’s been a rough few weeks for several towns in Atlantic County.  Storms, COVID, and several deaths are highly impacting many of us.  As I was with a few police officers yesterday discussing the suicide of a 29-year-old, one of the young men said something that prompted this devotion.

“You can never give up hope…” was his comment.  It kept swirling in my mind the rest of the day and most of the evening because my go-to phrase is “hope will not leave us disappointed”.

Hope is in fact God’s gift of His Holy Spirit in our lives. Through my darkest days the Holy Spirit got me through; and sometimes that Spirit came through someone else.

We all have received God’s Spirit freely. We can keep It to ourselves for strength and we can share that Spirit with others to build that strength up.

Praying we use God’s Spirit often!

Pastor Lou Strugala

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