“Now may God, the source of hope, fill you with all joy and peace as you believe, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.” (Romans 15: 13, International Standard Version)
Joy and peace are infinite and forever available to feel and to know. This sense of well-being and harmony are a hope we inherently have. It is God, the very Source of all goodness and Life and Truth, Who plants this hope within us.
This seed of expectation may seem small, but it comes with the full power of God and His holy purpose behind it. We were made to know Him and express His nature. We were designed with this divine intention in our souls and with it the ability to recognize the Truth of this active law of Life.
Sometimes when things seem difficult in our human experience, we are inclined to discount this hope. We deny that it is legitimate or push it back as too good to be true, to be Truth.
And yet it still remains there, ready for our acknowledgement. For that hope of good, peace, and joy, is God speaking to us, calling us to believe. And when we do, we find that that small drop of conscious awareness of God can’t help but overflow, filling us up with Truth and Love, and washing away the doubts and fears. This hope, this connection with God that material sense would hide, is our true guide and forever friend. It leads us home and impels us to bring healing hope, light, joy, and peace to others as well.
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