Romans 15:13 (AMP) – “May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing [through the experience of your faith] that by the power of the Holy Spirit you will abound in hope and overflow with confidence in His promises.”
Hi WR2W, it has been my constant prayer that each of us would experience “May Flowers” (an abundance of blessings) “After the Rain” (April showers – when it rain, it pours). Naturally, many of us know that when rain is heavy and persistent and is attended by winds, it can cause serious damage to what we have been working so hard to build. Naturally and spiritually, this is why it is very important for us to take the necessary precautions before, during, and after the down pour in order to maintain that which we have worked so hard to build. Naturally, this would be a beautiful garden; spiritually, this would be unwavering faith. From experience, naturally and spiritually, I am a firm believer that preparation is key and if we accurately prepare, we will see “May Flowers” (many blessings) blossom “After the Rain” (the hardships of life’s twists and turns). No matter what we have gone through and/or possibly still going through, “God is faithful; He will not suffer [us] to be tempted beyond that which [we] are able to bear, but with the temptation will also make a way to escape, that [we] may be able to bear it” (1 Corinthians 10:13 KJV). So, let us hold fast to our faith and trust the God of Hope to fill us with His abundance of blessings: joy, peace, and hope – these are the promises that will forever sustain us through the power of God’s Holy Spirit. I love each of you, be blessed, be encouraged, and be true!
Let Us Pray…. Father God in the name of Jesus, we thank You for being a God of Hope. We thank You for making the blessing of hope possible through the sacrificial death of Your Son, Jesus Christ. God, we acknowledge You as Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. For without the power of the Holy Trinity, we would be lost without hope. So, thank You Father for loving us despite our shortcomings and giving us the power to exist in the abundance of hope “After the Rain”. Father God in the name of Jesus, we thank You for the “May Flowers”, the many blessings of joy, peace, and hope which You have allowed to blossom daily in our life even through the rough times. You are such a faithful and loving God and we praise Your Holy name and will forever be sustained by Your word. In Jesus matchless and mighty name, we pray, Amen!