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
Life provides moments to welcome JOY and recognize when it’s placed in our hearts. But, doubt often monopolizes our days of wonder and robs us of our calm.
Christ pours peace exactly where we need it. He whispers, “I am here” and leads us to a prayer of praise. When we’re in the midst of a storm, we feel afraid and worry we won’t make it to the safety of the shore. But, God pulls us from the waves of worry and reminds us to hold on tight. He has a plan for our days.
We won’t always understand the timing of His will or recognize how God will choose to save us. But, He will teach us how to trust. His joy will be complete, even in the eye of the storms. And, when we have been guided by grace, He will provide HOPE for those who long to be rescued. He will remind us how it feels to be held by the Spirit of His strength.
Christ will carry us. He will set our feet on solid ground and help us remember to be faithful. Then, in moments of great purpose, we will discover JOY. God will remind us; He will handle ALL things. And, we WILL remember; PEACE will come, when we learn to trust and praise.
Dear God, Thank you for your everlasting love. Only You are mighty enough to help us find JOY, even in the storms. Forgive us when we forget to trust in the power of Your will and open our hearts to be rescued. We will gratefully allow peace to lead us to a place of calm and never forget; our HOPE is found in YOU. Amen