May the God of your hope so fill you with all joy and peace in believing (through the experience of your faith) that by the power of the Holy Spirit you may abound and be overflowing (bubbling over) with hope.
As time goes on, the world gets worldlier and more of those I love face struggles I want to shield them from (both physical and spiritual), it seems that hope could easily be lost. We can get lost in fear, the sadness of "bad" news, the uncertainty of the world our children will grow up in, the busy-ness of life. But, (Thankful from the tip of my toes to the top of my head that there is a but!) God knew we'd feel this way, and He gave us His word in Romans...by the power of the Holy Spirit (we) may abound and be overflowing (bubbling over) with hope!
So thankful that it's not on our own strength that we have hope (I can think of 1,000+ times I have failed in the having hope area). We all have experienced what seems like a hopeless situation. There is hope through the Holy Spirit. God is our hope! He is bigger than the tragedy, the unfair situation, the struggle in the relationship, the disease that could be fatal. Thank you Jesus that you bring Hope! It's so appropriate that "overflowing" can be translated into "bubbling over", isn't it? As His Hope quenches our parched souls, when the evil one would just love to keep us in a "dying of thirst" place. So, drink from the Hope God wants to pour into your thirsty soul!
My soul was filled with joy, peace and hope this week because God has answered another prayer regarding my health ...my tumor marker has gone down 1.7 points! (Yippee!!!) While that number may seem small, it had been creeping up a point each time the past few months. I'm believing this to mean that the SOT is at work in my body, killing those nasty cancer cells! I'll have a test in November after the treatment has been given its full 16-18 weeks it needs to work....so, stay tuned;).