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. Romans 15:13
Hope, a feeling that what is wanted will happen, or the thing that one has a hope for. These are some definitions of the word ‘HOPE’ from Webster’s Dictionary.
In the Holman Bible Dictionary it says that ‘hope’ is: Trustful expectation, particularly with reference to the fulfillment of God’s promises. Biblical hope is the anticipation of a favorable outcome under God’s guidance. More specifically, hope is the confidence that what God has done for us in the past guarantees our participation in what God will do in the future. This is a contrast to the world’s definition found in Webster’s Dictionary.
1Timothy 4:10, says: “This is why we work and struggle: We hope in the Living God who is the Savior of all people, especially of those who believe.” In other words: We have a TRUSTFUL expectation in the Living God who is the Savior of all people, especially of those who BELIEVE.
In 1Peter 1:21, the Apostle Peter reminds his readers: “Through Christ you believe in God, who raised Christ from the dead and gave Him glory. So your faith and your hope are in God.” So our FAITH and TRUSTFUL EXPECTATION, (hope) is in God.
In Colossians 1:27, the Apostle Paul states: “God decided to let His people know this rich and glorious secret which He has for all people. This secret is Christ Himself, who is in you. He is our ONLY hope for glory.”
So now we have stated that our HOPE is in God and in Christ. Paul reminds his readers, in 2Corinthians 5:19 that: “God was in Christ, making peace between the world and Himself. In Christ, God did not hold the world guilty of its sins. And He gave us this message of peace.” So since we have HOPE in the Father, we have HOPE in the Son, because of the UNITY between the two, these two are really ONE. As the saying goes, “you can’t have one without the other!”
So may the God of TRUSTFUL EXPECTATION fill you with all JOY and PEACE as you TRUST Him to fulfill His promises and may you overflow with TRUSTFUL EXPECTATION, which is provided to EVERY TRUE BELIEVER, by the power of the Holy Spirit.
If you have NOT given your HEART and LIFE to God, then you cannot experience the TRUSTFUL EXPECTATION of Almighty God or the God of HOPE, unless, you come to Him with a TRUE REPENTANT HEART, CONFESSING your sins to Him, and asking Him for His FORGIVENESS, BELIEVING, with ALL your HEART that Jesus died for YOU, and is ALIVE in Heaven, making intercession for you, before God, then ACCEPT His gift of SALVATION, and have HOPE in the Father and the Son, and receive the HOPE of Heaven. Do it NOW, while you still can. He’s waiting and coming SOON!!!