“Now may the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, that you may abound in hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.” Romans 15:13
“Love never fails…” 1 Cor. 13:8
“Oh, give thanks to the Lord, for He is good! For His mercy endures forever.” 1 Chron. 16:34
“I am very, very proud of you for persevering,” the Spirit of God who lives inside His followers spoke to my heart one day.
Oh, how i needed this encouragement. I grew up not being encouraged by someone I should have been encouraged by. The Lord has given me beautiful love and forgiveness for that person for the lack of encouragement as well as for other things, but what about that gaping hole where encouragement should have been? The Lord fills it each and every day by His Spirit by His love, strength, mercy, compassion, comfort, grace, hope, peace, and joy through His Word and through His body made up of His followers. The Lord gets the glory! He meets my every need!
Friend, we can’t expect people to meet all our needs and desires. We are all imperfect humans. We need to love and forgive and accept when others fall short just as we would want them to do when we fall short which we all do.
And we need to place our hope, trust, faith, and expectation in the Lord Jesus Christ whose “love never fails” and whose “mercy endures forever”. Hallelujah, yes! He never lets His children down! The Lord is the perfect Father, perfect Creator, perfect God, perfect Lord – forever and ever, AMEN!
Let us place our expectation and hope in the Lord Jesus Christ, hallelujah! Praise the Lord, AMEN!