“We rejoice in hope of the glory of God. More than that, we rejoice in our suffering, knowing that it produces endurance, which produces character, which produces hope, which doesn’t put us to shame.” (Romans 5:3-5a)
Hope has a way of allowing us to do what we are otherwise incapable of doing. The particular hope we have is in the promises made from a gracious God and Father. This hope lifts us up out of any present circumstance or situation in which we may find ourselves. Whether joy and happiness or sorrow and sadness, honor and glory or shame and embarrassment, we stand securely in our hope! What a thing to rejoice in! That there is nothing in this life, whether seen or unseen, that can touch us or shake us. We stand within the mighty fortress of our Father’s Love through Christ our Lord! Such a blessing as this gives us joy no matter what.
Has life beaten you down? Remember the Lord’s promises for you and be strengthened in this hope. The world doesn’t win. Your sins do not win. The devil doesn’t win. Jesus Christ wins! He already is the Victor over sin, death, and the devil. Nothing can touch your hope! So let us rejoice together!
Lord Jesus, teach me to rejoice in all circumstances thanks to my hope. Amen.