In the midst of our hard times, Paul tells us there is hope in Christ and in the power of the Holy Spirit. Our hope can only be through God. We will not be disappointed or put to shame. He loves us and will never leave us. Paul states, “And 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.” Romans 5:5 (NIV)
Into our hearts His love is poured. He continues to seek a relationship with us and wants the relationship to grow and flourish. Just like our human relationships, we need to spend time with the person to know them. My wife is my closest human relationship since we spend a lot of time with each other and have conversations with each other. God wants to take our relationship to another level spiritually. When we accept Jesus into our lives and seek His forgiveness and make Him leader of every detail of our lives, He gives us His Holy Spirit who is our source back to the Father and Son. Our hope is through the Holy Spirit who Jesus gave to us until His return. Many of us go through more hard situations and yet still cling to the hope we have in Christ. I pray I always remember where my hope comes from regardless of where I am right now.
Have you accepted Christ and live like the Holy Spirit is in you?
Do you need to refocus on your commitment in Christ?