Hope

🌻🌻🌻🌻🌻🌻🌻🌻🌻🌻🌻🌻🌻🌻🌻🌻🌻🌻I realize that all of these abstract ideas like belief can start to feel detached from the flesh-and-blood, bills-and-bankruptcy trials you may be going through.🌻🌻🌻🌻🌻🌻🌻🌻🌻🌻🌻🌻🌻🌻🌻🌻🌻🌻🌻🌻🌻🌻🌻🌻🌻🌻

But maybe belief is not abstract. Maybe it’s the only foundation when everything is shaken. 🌻🌻🌻🌻🌻🌻🌻🌻🌻🌻🌻🌻🌻🌻🌻🌻🌻🌻🌻🌻🌻🌻🌻🌻🌻🌻🌻🌻🌻🌻🌻🌻🌻

Paul put it like this, β€œwe know that suffering 🌻🌻🌻🌻🌻🌻🌻🌻🌻🌻🌻

produces perseverance; 🌻🌻🌻🌻🌻

perseverance,🌻🌻🌻🌻🌻🌻🌻🌻🌻🌻

character; 🌻🌻🌻🌻🌻🌻🌻🌻🌻🌻🌻🌻🌻🌻

and character,🌻🌻🌻🌻🌻🌻🌻🌻🌻🌻🌻

hope.🌻🌻🌻🌻🌻🌻🌻🌻🌻🌻🌻🌻🌻🌻🌻🌻🌻🌻🌻🌻🌻🌻🌻🌻🌻🌻🌻🌻🌻🌻🌻🌻🌻🌻

And hope does not put us to shame, 🌻🌻🌻🌻🌻🌻🌻🌻🌻🌻🌻🌻🌻🌻🌻🌻🌻🌻🌻🌻🌻because God’s love has been poured out🌻 into our hearts 🌻🌻🌻🌻🌻🌻🌻🌻🌻🌻through the Holy Spirit,🌻🌻🌻🌻🌻🌻🌻🌻 who has been given to us” (Romans 5:3-5 NIV). 🌻🌻🌻🌻🌻🌻🌻🌻🌻🌻🌻🌻🌻🌻🌻🌻🌻🌻🌻🌻🌻🌻🌻🌻🌻🌻🌻🌻🌻🌻🌻🌻

–pastor Craig Groeschel

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