Sunday, December 17, 2017

H O P E
Romans 5:5

Can you recall a time when you felt like your whole store of energy was poured out in competition?  You surely experienced total exhaustion and fully depleted your energy resources.  Who pours new life into your heart when you’ve been totally poured out?

The Apostle Paul wrote these words in Romans chapter 5 and verse 5, “And hope does not disappoint us, because God has poured out his love into our hearts by the Holy Spirit, whom he has given us.”  Here we find a source of energy and hope which will never run dry.

Many of us hope for things with little basis for believing they will actually happen.  The good news here is that our hope in God is made more tangible by the love we feel in our hearts.  That heartfelt love overcomes disappointment and breeds an unshakeable confidence.

As you compete today, recall the hope that does not disappoint.  When you feel fatigue and pain pouring out of you, remember that God is pouring out his love into your heart, moment by moment.  Let the assurance of an inexhaustible source of hope and power fuel your heart, your mind and your body.

Bible Reading Plan:
John 19:17-27
Revelation 14
Job 36:16-33
Nahum 1-3