Romans 15

Romans 15:13

Now may the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that you will abound in hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.

The God of hope. The gospel is a hope-filled gospel that points you to the God of hope and leaves you abounding in supernatural hope.

Hope is a rope that links us to a truth not yet experienced. Everyone has a hope rope, but if you hitch your rope to something that is not true, you’ll be disappointed. When disappointments come, you may blame your hope rope, but the problem is not the rope. It’s what you’ve hitched it to.

There is no greater Truth to which you can affix your hope rope than Daddy-God himself. At one time we were “without hope and without God,” but “on him we have set our hope” (Eph. 2:12, 2 Cor. 1:9-10). The God of hope will never let you down.

We can’t live without hope. Hope gives us strength. If you’ve heard a bad report, hold onto your hope. When your hope rope is hitched to the God of hope, there’s nothing you can’t endure.

Further reading: “The Gospel of Hope

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