Keep Hoping

In Romans 5:5, Paul writes a transforming verse that, when applied to our lives, provides a perspective for our current reality. He insists that “hope does not put us to shame, because God’s love has been poured out into our hearts through the Holy Spirit who has been given to us.” When we hope in God, in His promises to us, and in the certainty of heaven, we won’t be disappointed. How do we know? Because right now—this very moment—God is pouring His marvelous and overflowing love into our hearts. What does this mean? It means we have everything we need right now, and we know we’ll have everything we hope for in Christ. What are we hoping for? What do we want? Consider the words of A.W. Tozer: God is so vastly wonderful, so utterly and completely delightful that He can, without anything other than Himself, meet and overflow the deepest demands of our total nature, mysterious and deep as that nature is. We keep hoping, and we keep letting God meet whatever our broken selves most require.

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