Got Hope

7 09 2012

Through him we have also obtained access by faith into this grace in which we stand, and we rejoice in hope of the glory of God. More than that, we rejoice in our sufferings, knowing that suffering produces endurance, and endurance produces character, and character produces hope, and hope does not put us to shame, because God’s love has been poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit who has been given to us. Romans 5:2-5

Hope can be defined as “to desire with expectation of obtainment”. My personal definition is describes hope as the expectation that things will be better. It is important to carry hope in our hearts and minds each day.  At different points, we may be tempted to become weary, tired and unsure about the promise of tomorrow, but we must never give up.   Our passage today is a reminder of the ultimate hope that we have in serving Jesus Christ. He provides eternal hope and expectation that comes with knowing and standing on God’s word. So as we manage the challenges of the day, we can be reassured that our suffering is making us stronger and we are increasing our endurance. It is also building our character which ultimately allows us to produce hope. I am so thankful for the hope we have in Jesus Christ. In Him, we know that things will get better.


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