ROMANS 15:13

 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.

Romans 15:13 (AMP)

Suggested reading: Romans 15:8-13

God is the source of hope! Many followers of Jesus Christ, and unbelievers as well, have broken hearts because they based their hope on someone or something other than Almighty God. There is no person, situation, or material possession that can ever give us the joy and peace that Almighty God, Jesus Christ and the Holy Spirit can provide for us. God’s comfort and healing power are the ultimate medicine for our broken hearts.

First, we must have faith that Jesus Christ came to set us free. We must ask God for forgiveness for our sins and invite Jesus into our lives. Then our faith must grow as we read God’s Word and live according to the Scriptures to the best of our ability. As the experience of our faith increases, our joy and peace will also increase. The power of the Holy Spirit will cause us to abound in hope and overflow with confidence in God’s promises. That is a positive, healing process.

The more confidence we have in God’s promises, the better able we will be to receive inner emotional and spiritual healing. We must never give up hope that the God of the Universe can and will heal our broken hearts. It may require the assistance of Christian, inner healing ministers, but Jesus is able to release our pain and trauma. Living with ongoing emotional and spiritual pain prevents us from achieving our God-given destiny. The Lord wants to fill us with His hope, joy and peace—and He will—if our faith aligns with His promises. 

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