HOPEFILLED: UNLOCK A LIVING FULL OF HOPE.

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READ: ROMANS 15

“May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that by the power of the Holy Spirit you may abound in hope.” {Romans 15:13, ESV}

There is peace in believing.  Where we find our greatest need to believe God is often in the midst of the storms in life. We rarely need to be reminded to believe, or even recognize the requirement, when life is tranquil, right?  Instead, it’s in those hard moments that look anything but peaceful where we have a promised peace.

Peace comes from knowing and trusting and when our surroundings start to contrast what faith promotes, we can weaver in our believe.  When the ground we stand on gets shaky and we struggle to make sense of things, we can start to entertain questions like:

Does God even see what’s happening here?

Does He really hear my prayers and love me if this is where He’s leaving me?

If God never leaves me, why do I feel alone in this?

Entertaining these questions in the difficult spaces of life slowly chip away at our ability to believe God.  It’s that famous mantra, “What you think about you bring about.”  And the opposite of the life breathing encouragement found in Philippians 4:8 that instructs us to keep our mind set on whatever is true, honorable, lovely.  When we spend time thinking (and let’s be real, often obsessing) about our fears, doubts, and the ‘what if’s’ of life, those thoughts over grow our minds and smother the truth we know.

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To believe is to have that firm conviction of the goodness, efficacy, or ability of something No. Matter. What. As believers, that something is God. Believing that God is good (all the time), His word is true and can be trusted (always), takes a daily habit of intentionality seeking God each day for encouragement and a built-up faith. It takes reaching up and taking hold of the Holy Spirits help for your every day.

When we allow our minds to travel down the rabbit hole of doubt it not only affects our believe but it slowly squelches our hope.

“For whatever was written in former days was written for our instruction, that through endurance and through the encouragement of the Scriptures we might have hope.” {Romans 15:4, ESV}

We have the greatest instruction manual for life at our fingertips. And not just any life but an abundant life. The word of God is written for you and is applicable for your life right now, not only to breath life into your day but to be a hope amplifier.  Take a little time today to read the bible and find encouraged for your soul today.  And in so doing, unlock a living full of hope!

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BethAnn Foro
BethAnn Foro
Howdy, I'm BethAnn! Founder, Author, Bible Teacher, & Chief Visionary at She Believes Ministries. I love to gather and encourage women everywhere to lean into Jesus and simply BELIEVE HIM! Not just believe in God but truly believe all of Him for our whole life! I'm so happy you are here at SHE BELIEVES, I hope you find encouragement and deep refreshment for your soul through the online pages and faith-based resources at SHE BELIEVES MINISTRIES!

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