Wednesday, May 20, 2009

The Word on Wednesday...

Romans 15:13- "May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in Him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit." defines hope as:

1- to desire with expectation of obtainment
2- to expect with confidence
synonym: expect

Do we truly hope (with confidence & expectation) in the Lord? I never thought of it that way before. We say things like: I hope it doesn't rain today; I hope he's right; I hope I can fit into this dress by Christmas; etc, when all the time we figure with our luck it will rain; we have doubt that he knows what he's talking about; and we aren't very confident that we'll actually fit into the dress at Christmas.

Do we "hope" in the Lord with that same lack of expectation and confidence? God is the God of Hope! Paul called himself an apostle of "Christ Jesus our hope" (1 Timothy 1:1). The weather fails, politicians fail, loved ones fail, diets fail, but God never fails (Psalm 13:5). The next time you say that your hope is in the Lord, say it with "expectation of obtainment" and "expect it with confidence"!

Lord, I pray that my hope truly is in You and You alone. Help me to hope in You with confidence and expectation! I know that You are faithful, true and unfailing! Thank You, Lord!

1 comment:

Ashley said...

I just LOVE this post!!! You are so cute Amy!! ;) Have a great weekend!!!!