Therefore, since we have been declared righteous by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ. We have also obtained access through him by faith into this grace in which we stand, and we rejoice in the hope of the glory of God. And not only that, but we also rejoice in our afflictions, because we know that affliction produces endurance, endurance produces proven character, and proven character produces hope. This hope will not disappoint us, because God’s love has been poured out in our hearts through the Holy Spirit who was given to us.
Romans 5:5 (CSB)
We can hang on for dear life to hope because God has promised us that we will not be disappointed. Will it look like we expect it to, neat and tidy, wrapped up with a bow? Not likely. But will God do what God does and make beauty from even ashes? Always.
We can count on hope from God that will not disappoint us — no matter what.
Each Sunday during this season of Advent (the four weeks before Christmas Day), we will be reading a special set of Scriptures together right here on the blog. Leave your reflection in the comments, and reply to others. Let’s learn from one another!
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Make the season bright by reflecting on the promises from God. Amidst the hustle and bustle of the season, make time to quiet your heart and hear from His.
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