Listen to the Word of God for you in 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.”
Be blessed to let God separate you from the soulish bonds that have held you captive in disappointment and hopelessness. Be blessed by your Father’s will, His heart, and His words. Let Him do His perfect work to enlarge you to receive more of His fullness spirit, soul, and body. Look to Jesus for ministry. He will shine the light of His Spirit in you to show you who you are and who He is in you and for you. Welcome His light.
The God of hope calls you to hope (Eph 1:18). You were designed for hope. You are His own special creation. He determined for you an appointed place and time. He has given you the good gift of Himself to live in you. He has deposited in you His great love in making you just the way you are, the real you, your true essence. You are blessed as He celebrates, affirms, and validates your unique identity for your authority, calling, and birthright in Him. You can hardly receive these words if you have received wounds of disappointment. Your soul has done everything it knows to do to heal them, but still disappointment gnaws deep inside you beyond reach. Jesus, your Kinsman-Redeemer, is ready to redeem the years that the locusts have eaten when you cancel your soul’s expectations.
You were created by God for eternity forever with Him. Satan can’t take that away from you, so he has sent fiery arrows to rob you, deeply penetrating missiles of disappointment with others, with yourself, and with God.
Jesus your Redeemer wants to pull the poisons out of the wounds in your spirit and your soul. He wants you to know and respond to Him as the Way, the Truth, and the Life, because He said, “You shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free. And when the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed” (John 8:32,36). God is inviting you to see truth with Him. That’s a powerful invitation. It is life-changing to own up to what you are seeing and hearing from Him, coming out of denial and truly allowing God’s truth to come into you. Be blessed as you let God reach into the deep places of your being. Be blessed as He wants you to exchange disappointment for His hope and love (Rom 5:5, NLT). Be blessed to receive His hope that does not disappoint.
all joy and peace as you trust Him (Rom 15:13).
Based on You Are Blessed In The Name Of God, page 109, © Sylvia Gunter 2008. Click here to order An archive of past devotionals is available on the website.