Tenacious Hope

Romans 15:13 (TPT) Now may God, the inspiration and fountain of hope, fill you to overflowing with uncontainable joy and perfect peace as you trust in him. And may the power of the Holy Spirit continually surround your life with his super-abundance until you radiate with hope!

Beloved, may you be filled with contagious hope. May your hope be so tenacious that no circumstance or harsh words can quell it, no disappointment or confusion can dim it, and no delayed promise or unexpected direction can subdue it.

May your hope be so apparent and so steadfast that those around you can’t help but have their own hope stirred and fortified. As you draw from Me – the fountain of hope, may your reserves be filled to overflowing that you may share with those around from your surplus that you might be known as a releaser of hope.

Be Rooted in Hope

Romans 5:4 (VOICE) …When our characters are refined, we learn what it means to hope and anticipate God’s goodness.

Beloved, refuse to lose hope – even if the trials seem endless. Trust, and be rooted in faith, for you know who I AM, and you know My character, so anticipate My goodness. For I AM a good Father, and I love My children.

Let hope become your weapon, and make praise your battle cry. May My Word be your foundation, and may My Spirit lead you on. I AM the King of victory, and My heirs align with Me. So refuse to settle for anything less than My divine peace, for it is your legacy.

Romans 5:2-4 (VOICE) Jesus leads us into a place of radical grace where we are able to celebrate the hope of experiencing God’s glory. And that’s not all. We also celebrate in seasons of suffering because we know that when we suffer we develop endurance, which shapes our characters. When our characters are refined, we learn what it means to hope and anticipate God’s goodness.

Rise to the Challenge

Romans 5:3-4 (VOICE) …We also celebrate in seasons of suffering because we know that when we suffer we develop endurance, which shapes our characters…

Beloved, embrace trials with joy knowing growth comes in its midst. Refuse to be reluctant and drag the unpleasantness out, but rather trust your heart to My care. Take hold of My hand, for I will see you through.

Allow Me to develop your character. For like a diamond formed under intense pressure, so tribulations can bring forth shining beauty in you if you cling to Me in the process. So rise to the challenge. Be strengthened and beautified through the hardships that come. Beloved, hide yourself in Me.

Romans 5:2-4 (VOICE) Jesus leads us into a place of radical grace where we are able to celebrate the hope of experiencing God’s glory. And that’s not all. We also celebrate in seasons of suffering because we know that when we suffer we develop endurance, which shapes our characters. When our characters are refined, we learn what it means to hope and anticipate God’s goodness.

Trust My Radical Grace

Romans 5:2 (VOICE) Jesus leads us into a place of radical grace where we are able to celebrate the hope of experiencing God’s glory.

Beloved, rest in My radical grace which was freely given to you. Cling fast to hope in seasons of testing, and know My grace is sufficient for all that is before you. I AM faithful, and I AM good. Trust in My mercy as you rely on My grace, for I will see you through.

Trust Me to be glorified even in the greatest trials, for I give beauty for ashes and joy for mourning, so rest in Me. Hope in Me. Cling fast, and trust My radical grace to see you through.

Romans 5:2-4 (VOICE) Jesus leads us into a place of radical grace where we are able to celebrate the hope of experiencing God’s glory. And that’s not all. We also celebrate in seasons of suffering because we know that when we suffer we develop endurance, which shapes our characters. When our characters are refined, we learn what it means to hope and anticipate God’s goodness.

My Fingerprints

Romans 1:20 (NLT) For ever since the world was created, people have seen the earth and sky. Through everything God made, they can clearly see his invisible qualities–his eternal power and divine nature. So they have no excuse for not knowing God.

Beloved, shout your hallelujah! Refuse to silence your praise. For I AM worthy, and I AM high and lifted up – the exalted One – all glory belongs to Me. My fingerprints across creation declare the truth of who I AM. See Me.

You may not see the air you breathe though it sustains your life, and yet with total faith you accept its presence and the truth of its existence. In the same way, see My handiwork and allow it to point to Me. For I AM, and I AM good. 

My Love Made Manifest

Romans 5:5 (VOICE) And hope will never fail to satisfy our deepest need because the Holy Spirit that was given to us has flooded our hearts with God’s love.

Beloved, look within yourself and find Me there – My love flooding you and saturating your very being. Each cell and molecule was given life by My Spirit. You are My love made manifest. So allow My love to satisfy you. Allow it to build hope – hope and faith in who I AM and who you are to Me. 

Then share that love and hope from your overflow. Just as My love is shed abroad inside your heart, so radiate your love – a reflection of Mine – to the world around you. Shine, beloved. Let your love be a light that warms and gives hope, for it is a reflection and extension of Mine. You are My love made manifest.

Shine Forth Divine Love

Romans 5:5 (KJV) And hope maketh not ashamed; because the love of God is shed abroad in our hearts by the Holy Ghost which is given unto us.

Beloved, just as My love is shed abroad in your heart, so share it with the world. Let your love shine – radiating warmth to all those you see. And may your love, which is a reflection of My love, give hope. 

For hope brings peace, and with it comes joy. And in that place of contentment comes a knowledge of Me. So be a luminary, beloved, and shine forth the divine love that heals and changes lives. 

Allow My Hope to Satisfy

Romans 5:5 (VOICE) And hope will never fail to satisfy our deepest need because the Holy Spirit that was given to us has flooded our hearts with God’s love.

Beloved, allow My hope to satisfy the deepest cravings of your heart. I AM intensely aware of your longings. As you choose to delight in Me, My Spirit will be at work in your heart. And those longings will be satisfied – either in their fulfillment or simply because your longings will change as you are transformed by My Spirit.

So embrace Me. Allow the rushing waves of My love to wash over you. No trial or trick of the enemy can keep you from My love. Only you can turn away, so refuse to allow anything to tempt you to do so. Be nourished and refreshed by My love and find your joy in Me. Continue reading “Allow My Hope to Satisfy”

Anticipate My Goodness

Romans 5:4 (VOICE) When our characters are refined, we learn what it means to hope and anticipate God’s goodness.

Beloved, in times of trial, cling to hope. Stand fast in the knowledge of who I AM. For you know that I AM faithful, and you know that I AM good. Knowing these truths gives you hope both that I will bring you through the hardship, and that I will create beauty from the brokenness it brings.

So anticipate My goodness. Remind yourself of the truth of who I AM – of My character. Refuse to be moved by earthly circumstance, and instead be firmly rooted in unshakable hope. For the One you hope in is faithful. Continue reading “Anticipate My Goodness”

Embrace the Endurance

Romans 5:3 (VOICE) And that’s not all. We also celebrate in seasons of suffering because we know that when we suffer we develop endurance, which shapes our characters.

Beloved, embrace the endurance that trials cultivate. Celebrate the growth to your character that times of hardship inevitably bring. Suffering is unpleasant, but refuse to allow the pain to be wasted. Instead allow it to bring forth beauty in you.

In the same way that uncomfortable pressure and heat cause carbon to become a diamond – something both beautiful and strong, so your times of testing, when embraced, can bring forth a brilliance of character that is worth the pain.  Continue reading “Embrace the Endurance”