“… under hopeless circumstances he hopefully believed.” Romans 4:18Romans 4:18
English: World English Bible - WEB
18 Who in hope believed against hope, to the end that he might become a father of many nations, according to that which had been spoken, “So will your seed be.”
Be willing to live by believing and neither think nor desire to live in any other way.
Be willing to see every outward light extinguished, to see the eclipse of every star in the blue heavens, leaving nothing but darkness and perils around, if God will only leave in thy soul the inner radiance, the pure bright lamp which faith has kindled.
—Thomas C. Upham
Are you in a storm?
Is it dark?
Are you running low on hope?
Does it feel like you’re all alone or that Jesus has gone to sleep in your boat?
Well, if that’s you, I want you to know I’ve been there!
I’ve been in storms that I believed would finish me off!
(They didn’t. But at the time I sure believed they would!)
The reason they didn’t is because of The Light, who is also called the Holy Spirit. He is not intimidated by any storm, and part of the reason is because He works with a Saviour who is a water-walkin’ Master Mariner!
Just between you and me? When the storm is raging? They are the One’s who are willing to come close, whispering the words of hope-filled-Light and encouragement that we desperately need.
I don’t know about you, but I can’t get through a single day in my life without Them.
So, if you’re tired of bailing on your own? If you’re ready for Someone else to row for awhile? Then move over and let Them take the oars!
(They have been hoping that you would.)
Why don’t you come with us?
We’re all going to the other side of this storm!