February 21, 2016
Passage: Romans 5:1-5
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Hope is one of the cardinal virtues of the Christian faith, the other two being faith and love. Hope has its origin in the love of God. Hope is keeping a smile on your face when things are rough because you believe that God is turning the situation around. Romans 8:21 tells us that God works for the good of those who love the Lord.

2 Chronicles 20:20 reminds us to believe in the Lord so that we shall succeed and be established. Verse 15 reminds us that the battle is not ours but is for the Lord. That should be our hope whenever we are confronted with a battle. Hope is the belief in things that are unseen. Hope should fuel our faith, like it did in the case of the woman with the issue of blood.

We must learn to rejoice in our tribulations because of the hope we have in Christ Jesus. Paul tells us why we should rejoice in suffering- it brings perseverance, it inflames the desire to be reunited with God. Let us continue to hold on to the hope that does not disappoint.

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