Abounding In Hope

Rm. 15:13Now the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, that ye may abound in hope, through the power of the Holy Ghost. Did you know that true, lasting hope originates with God, Who is the source of all hope? The Amplified Bible says it this way, "that by the power of the Holy Spirit you may abound and be overflowing (bubbling over) with hope. The world needs hope, true genuine hope. Not this wishful thinking, but the hope that comes from a loving, faithful, trustworthy God. You and I are carriers of this hope. It goes beyond wishful thinking to a place of firm conviction. What undergirds our hope is the power of God's Word. When you and I put our trust in the fact that, "If God said it in His Word, I believe it, and that settles it," our hope will be strengthened. It will put a hop in our step, a smile on our face and a determination that we will not let go of what we are believing God for. The joy and peace come from knowing that God is working on our behalf as we trust Him to bring it to pass.