Sunday, June 15, 2014

Filled Up

Romans 15:13 #Amen

           So many people are consumed with the idea of filling their bank account, their belly, their resume and many other temporal pleasures but what about the void within ourselves?  This verse points us to the only source that will fill us completely... God.
           People search and unsuccessfully try to fill their lives with stuff and quick satisfaction.  Joy and peace come only 'because you trust in Him.'  The sooner you learn not to put your trust and hope in people and the things of this world, THEN you'll sooner seek and find an everlasting hope in Christ.
           Confident hope is different than hope that could go either way, like 'I hope it doesn't rain today.'  His Hope is based on His promises that do not and will not fail.  ''Confident hope is based on the full assurance that God is trustworthy, reliable, and able to fulfill His promises.  That He will keep His word.''
          'Hope is looking forward with expectation and anticipation of something we believe will happen.  Confident hope does not waver even when rough times come.  Confident hope does not let circumstances diminish its power or boldness.  Confident hope believes every circumstance, no matter how unpleasant at the time, is working on our behalf to grow us, mature us, and cement our hope.  Challenges give us the opportunity to give God the opportunity to prove His power, His might, His ability, and His willingness to come to our aid.  Confident hope relies on God.  Given the opportunity, God answers and gives us more reason for confident hope.'
         But hope which is seen is not hope. For how can one hope for what one already sees?  What we see and have seen is proof of God's faithfulness.
        May the verse above be my prayer for you today and always.