“And again, Isaiah says, “The Root of Jesse will spring up, one who will arise to rule over the nations; in him the Gentiles will HOPE. May the God of HOPE fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with HOPE by the power of the Holy Spirit.” Romans 15:12-13
Our Advent Wreath sits on our dining room table just waiting for us to gather around, asking us to prepare our hearts for the coming of our King.
Sunday evening we lit the candle of Hope. Oh, how we need to fill our hearts with hope!
Each morning Sarah and I begin our school day lighting this Hope candle, reading scripture, discussing what that scripture is telling us and how we can apply it to our lives, and then praying that scripture over us. It has been a wonderful way to start our mornings. (You can find the free study here.)
Yesterday, I was really moved by the scripture we read and Sarah’s response on how to apply it to our lives. I wanted to share it with you and maybe it will bring you a little bit of Hope today.
“The Lord says, “The time is coming when I will do the things I promised. I made a special promise to the people of Israel and Judah. In those days and at that time, I will make a righteous branch sprout from David’s family. He will do what is fair and right in the land.” Jeremiah 33:14-15 (ICB)
Jesus is going to fulfill the promise that God made with Israel and Judah…This scripture tells us that God keeps his promises to us and won’t forget them. Therefore, we can trust him with our full hearts, just like David, and just like we should always be doing everyday for our whole lives!
Oh, the joy that fills my soul when I hear her speak words from God or hear her sing her praises to the Lord she loves. I know that God has a plan for Sarah and I know He will fulfill His promises to her. That gives me Hope.
God keeps his promises. God has a plan. Nothing is left to chance. I can trust God to keep his promises with the plan that He has for my life. That gives me Hope.
God loves his people, even when we don’t love Him. He will keep his promises, even when we do not keep ours. That give me Hope.
May the God who loves you enough to keep his promises of the wondrous plan he has set out for you, bring you Hope in this season of Advent.
Living thru faith,