Last week’s verse reminded us that our Heavenly Father is the only source of unshakeable hope (Psalm 62:5).
But as I’ve already confessed, I struggle to place my hope solely in the Lord. I am constantly tempted to place my hope in something more tangible: my abilities, my wisdom, my people, my possessions.
No matter how hard I try, I can’t muster up a hope that is firmly in Christ alone. I know He is the only source of true, unfailing hope. But my heart is so fickle! I forget so easily. Like a clueless sheep, I become distracted and wander off in another direction. I need the Shepherd to gently reach out and bring me back to safety. I crave a hope that endures.
So I find comfort in Romans 15:13:
May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing so that by the power of the Holy Spirit you may abound in hope.
God Himself is the answer to our struggle with finding our hope in Him. He is the God of hope. Through the Holy Spirit, He fills us with joy and peace so we can enjoy bountiful hope. The hope He gives will never run out and will never fail. The hope He gives endures forever, through all circumstances.
No matter what you face this week, God supplies the hope you need to have lasting joy and peace.