Hope Is a Verb

August 3rd, 2018

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Romans 12:9-18

Did you know that you can hear a smile? Try it. The next time you are on the phone with someone listen for their smile. I promise, it works. That same principle applies to hope. Hope is an emotion; it is a feeling deep inside that allows us to press on even in the toughest of times. Logically, it shouldn’t be something we can see, but it, too, is tangible.

Romans 12 suggests that hope is more of a verb than a noun. The hope we have in Christ is the kind of hope that simply cannot be contained. Yes, it is easy to be joyful in hope but that same hope is what drives our patience. They say “don’t pray for patience.” We don’t need to; we have His faithfulness from yesterday that gives us assurance for today. We have hope not because he promises to get us through tomorrow but because he brought us through yesterday. It is an outward expression of what is true inside. That expression is your testimony, so do be joyful in your hope.

Author: Mike Rhodabarger


One Response to “Hope Is a Verb”

  1. sharon y greer Says:

    August 4th, 2018 at 4:17 pm

    Many years ago my heavenly Father gave me the promise “I will supply all of your needs according to my riches in glory by Christ Jesus.”
    This devotional underscores that promise., and
    He has done just that , not just some of my needs but ALL! and He is still doing it for me 24/7

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