"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." NIV
"Now the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, that ye may abound in hope, through the power of the Holy Ghost." KJV
Although we may be facing the most challenging time in our lives, we have a God who is eager to fill us with joy and peace, if we will only believe and trust in Him. Let's get our eyes off our situation and look to Him. In doing so, the Holy Spirit will be able to deliver God's blessings to us and we will no longer despair, but we will have hope. Our God is so gracious that He gives us added blessings of peace and joy.
Heavenly Father, forgive us for continually taking our eyes off You and looking at our circumstances that seem so hopeless. Help us to use the faith You have given us to keep our eyes on You and Your great power and love so that we may have this hope You have promised to us. In Jesus' name, Amen.
Bobbi Craigmyle, Psy.D., BCPCC