Therefore, since we have been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ. 2 We have also obtained access through him by faith into this grace in which we stand, and we boast in the hope of the glory of God. 3 And not only that, but we also boast in our afflictions, because we know that affliction produces endurance, 4 endurance produces proven character, and proven character produces hope. 5 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 5:1-5 CSB
This time of year, our hearts are set on holiday traditions, family gatherings, and maybe even a special present under the tree. Or perhaps this is a season of grief or loneliness for you. Maybe it feels like there is nothing good to look forward to.
Whether the immediate future feels full of light and promise or heavy with darkness and dread, the truth is, we all have something magnificent to set our hearts and minds on: the promise of God’s glory!
One day, we will be basking in the full presence of God. His peace will wrap around us. His love will overwhelm us. His hope will fill our hearts to overflowing. THIS is the glory of God we get to boast about today!
May you see every circumstance through the lens of His glorious love.
Today marks the third Sunday in the season of Advent, the four weeks leading up to Christmas Day. Join us here at (in)courage each Sunday during these weeks as we learn about the promises of God and count down to Christmas together.
Make the season bright by reflecting on these promises from God. Amidst the hustle and bustle of the season, make time to quiet your heart and hear from His.Leave a Comment