“Now hope does not disappoint, because the love of God has been poured out in our hearts by the Holy Spirit who was given to us.”Romans 5:5
Many days and nights I have spent just wanting to give up on life and on God. I get so tired and frustrated of having to fight my fleshly desires. I just want to give up and give in. Doubt creeps in and I ask myself, “Why do I even believe what I do? What’s the point in all this when I have to fight so hard to keep my faith?” Sometimes I am just totally and utterly exhausted from all my thoughts and from myself. So if I feel this way, why don’t I just give up and give in? This can be answered with one word, HOPE.
Where else can I go to hope in something that will save me from my tribulations? What reasonable evidence is there of anything else for me to find hope in? To whom shall I go to have the hope of eternal life (John 6:68)?
I’m living this life with all its letdowns and frustrations. I desire something greater. I continually study the evidence. I see the love that God has for me in spite of my failings, the peace that I have by faith in Christ, and it is these things that give me hope in something greater. Because the love of God has been poured out in my heart, I have hope that does not disappoint. This hope is what keeps me faithful in my times of doubt, frustration, and temptation and why I am so thankful for it!
Father, thank You for my hope in Christ for I know that it is this hope that gives me peace, comfort, joy, and strength to face this life. I want others to have the same hope so I am willing to share Your love with them so that they will have the opportunity to choose a faith that will give them a hope that will not disappoint. Thank You not only for hope, but also for faith and love that work together in my salvation and are manifested through Your holy and righteous Son. In Him I pray, Amen.
Truth in love,