Hope in the One Who Does Not Disappoint
Romans 5:5 (NKJV)
5 Now hope does not disappoint, because the love of God has been poured out in our hearts by the Holy Spirit who was given to us.
Struggles in life happen whether it is in a family, a marriage, a job, your health, your faith, your journey or your purpose. We all have expectations upon our life, yet we need to see what God’s will is for our life. We will have times of joy, peace, happiness, valleys, mountains to climb, or even dry seasons. All these God uses to help us to grow in our faith. By having our faith in Him, it leads us to have hope in Him and His power. A hope that does not disappoint.
Everything we go through is an appointment with God. When we see all things point to His love for us, we will see the purpose in all that we go through. The medical appointment may put you in the office to encourage another patient waiting or a nurse helping you. A lost job may have you interview with a lost person and they come to know Jesus by seeing your hope in Him. He may heal others in your family or marriage when you lay everything before Him, and we see Him heal wounded hearts. Yet you may even have a testimony to share with a small group in how He was there when you thought no one cared and that included Jesus. There are examples you may think of as you reflect upon these areas.
As you reflect realize the love of God has been poured out in our hearts by the Holy Spirit who was given to us. The Gift of God’s love, the gift of Jesus, and the gift of the Holy Spirit shows us God’s loved poured out to us. We should never say, “Poor me,” but “Pour into me.” We will see His love and have hope in Him when we seek Him in all that we do. We will see His love also when we reflect on ALL the times that He was there for us. So, as you reflect and see all that He has done in your life’s journey, now pray.
Pray by thanking Him and praising Him for pouring His love into you. See what you have learned and how you are to share what you have learned and always give Him all the Glory for what He has done and what He wants to do through you. Your hope will reflect His love and others can come to know the One that will never disappoint them.
I thank You that my hope is in You. There were times I missed how much You love me, times that I doubted you loved me, and times I questioned if You loved me why the turmoil. Now I see Your love and thank You that You give me hope through Your love and I am amazed at all that You show me.
Thank You Precious Jesus for Your love and it is in Your Holy Name I pray, Amen.