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A Daily Devotion for Wednesday October 13


Romans 5:2-5

….through whom we have gained access by faith into this grace in which we now stand. And we rejoice in the hope of the glory of God. Not only so, but we also rejoice in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance; perseverance, character; and character, hope. And hope does not disappoint us, because God has poured out his love into our hearts by the Holy Spirit, whom he has given us.

When hope is described as believing in something we cannot yet see, God makes it easy to be hopeful. He has kept promises, by sending us Jesus and then the Holy Spirit. We have hope in the promise of eternal life as well. The more I read and study His Word, the more hopeful I become.

Father God, my hope is in you, for all eternity. I need to believe your promises, and to believe you love me. You are the same, yesterday, today and tomorrow. Amen


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Beverly Flynn
Beverly Flynn
Oct 13, 2021

Romans 5:2-5 As Christians we can look forward to sharing God’s glory. You and I don’t know how long we have to live. We don’t know the troubles that lie between us and death. We don’t know the mistakes that we will make. But Paul tells us that our position is secure. We don’t have to worry about it. We can confidently look forward to heaven. We can look forward to it, because nothing can take it away. In fact, Paul even mentions in verses 3 and 4 that not even problems can take our hope away. Hope is what keeps us going when we’re ready to give up on ourselves. I cannot always have hope and glory in my sufferings,…

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David
David
Oct 13, 2021

Romans 5:2-5

3-4 Not only so, but we glory in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance; perseverance, character; and character, hope.


I believe that suffering produces perseverance; perseverance, character; and character, hope, but I’m not sure that I glory in suffering. This may be my ignorance of how words are used in the bible but glorying in suffering means to me that I am proud of it or at least happy about it. My suffering has led me to a stronger hope that God knows best and things will turn out for the better eventually. This has been my experience so far.


Dear Lord I sometimes question why something is happening in my life, but hope has…

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Barbara
Barbara
Oct 13, 2021

Romans 5: 2-5

2 through whom we have gained access by faith into this grace in which we now stand. And we boast in the hope of the glory of God.


Hope got me to where I am today. Hope that things may change, hope that God hears us when we pray. Hope is the connection to God and his love. Hope based on eternal love and the power of the God we believe in is insurmountable.


Dearest Lord, you shower me with love and hope. The Holy Spirit brings all the love and grace to see me through all of life’s challenges. I thank you for all you have given to me and the hope of eternal life wit…

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Tom
Tom
Oct 13, 2021

Romans 5:2-5 Paul writes that our faith gives us access to God’s grace and is the source of our hope. Without faith, I cannot see any reason for hope. I suspect to the non-believer, hope is simply the wish or desire of some specific earthly event. “I hope the train is on time.” “I hope Janice can make it to the wedding.” ”I hope I win the lottery.” Christian hope is so much more than that as it is built on faith that turns suffering to perseverance, thus building character. It is this hope that is mystical, eternal, not of this world, and worth sharing with those who do not yet have it.


Prayer - My hope is in You, Lord.…


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