“I pray that God, the source of hope, will fill you completely with joy and peace because you trust in him. Then you will overflow with confident hope through the power of the Holy Spirit.” Romans 15:13 NLT
Do you trust in the Lord? When all feels lost and there seems no way out do you still place your trust squarely in the Lord? Or do you become unsettled, even panicked as you comb your mind trying to figure out a way to solve the difficulty you find yourself in. Frankly, that would be most folks initial reaction and that’s alright. God understands that our first reaction is to doubt and become frustrated. Our relationship with the Lord is a progressive thing that begins when we first receive forgiveness. Each trial we encounter can and should draw us closer to our eternal problem solver. No, God doesn’t wipe away all troubles, leaving us with a nirvana like existence. Not at all. What He does do is place encouragers in our path. Those who have been there, done that and can advise, comfort and strengthen our faith in the midst of our difficulties.
To believers God is our only source of true and lasting hope. Because we do trust Him we will have a joyful and peaceful spirit about us regardless of our circumstances. It’s an acquired characteristic. We don’t get it by osmosis. We develop it as we begin to accept who God really is. The more time we spend getting to know the Lord the better we will know Him. The better we know Him the more confident we will become in His ability to see us thru any and all situations.
If you’re having a bad day, know that it will soon be over and tomorrow will be a new chance to get it right. God is still on His throne and prayer can alter any situation if you allow it to. Pray believing that God is in the center of all things and wants you to succeed in this life. You are tied to Him as His representative on earth. He is prepared to mold you into the best individual you can possibly be. Let down your guard and allow the Holy Spirit to bring out the God qualities from within you. Until next time, walk with the King and be a blessing!