Rev John Mitchell has posted this reflection:
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.
This is a wonderful prayer that Paul wants every believer to experience. Paul's prayer is that we are filled and continue to be filled every day of our life with His joy and His peace as we believe in Him, so that we may overflow and abound with that blessed hope by the power of the Holy Spirit ...... we could call this spiritual sustenance.
Have you struggled with your faith? God is the God of hope. No matter what the circumstances, there is always hope in God and in his ways and his promises. For the Christian, hope is not wishful thinking, it is faith and assurance that God is who he says he is and will always be faithful and true to his nature. That is why many people say God is their best friend. So, let him be your first port of call and learn to trust anew in his promise that he would never leave you nor forsake you. Trust in him that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.
Heavenly Father, great is your faithfulness. Be with us day by day and may your hope fill us by the power of the Holy Spirit.
Mr Mitchell's short weekly service, available on YouTube, can be seen here: Rev John Mitchell’s YouTube services with hymns.
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