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Here’s your 90 second AM devotional!
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.
As Paul the Apostle was concluding his word to the church at Rome, his blessing over them was that the God of hope (who WE serve) would fill the people with joy and peace, and that all of them (US TOO) would overflow with hope through the power of the Holy Spirit.
Hope is that ingredient in all of us that still believes when the skies seem to be falling on top of us. For “Followers of Jesus,” the foundation of our hope is our God. Our God is HOPE. Our God is evident in the world today through the power of the Holy Spirit. If we will open up to Him, He will literally keep us overflowing with HOPE. How does a single mom raise five kids on workers wages? HOPE! How does the terminally ill cancer patient survive, thrive, and go back to work well? HOPE! How does the family whose wage earners have lost their jobs and they live in their foreclosed house in fear, in time, see it all turnaround miraculously? HOPE! St. Paul called it, “Holy Spirit Hope.” Whatever you do … Don’t lose HOPE!
I thank You today that You are the God of HOPE. I thank You that in my darkest hours I have felt “Holy Spirit Hope” overflowing in me over and over again. Amen