"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
We all have those days when it seems the world is against us and hope is elusive. These are the days we need to take hold of Romans 15:13 and understand true hope isn’t beholden to circumstances or feelings. Hope is a supernatural promise we receive from God and the overflow of the power of the Holy Spirit in our lives. Hope lives in the invisible realm of God so our five senses cannot help when we feel hopeless.
In 2 Kings, we are told the story of a woman who is recently widowed, left with two sons and a tremendous debt to pay. Because of this, her sons are in danger of being taken from her and sold into slavery to repay the debt. She's lost her husband, her security, her future, and now her sons are in danger of being taken from her. Do you think she felt hopeless?
In desperation, she seeks out the prophet Elisha for help and he asks her a simple question in response to her, "What do you have in your house?” She replies, “I have nothing . . . except ...Read More