I pray that God, the source of hope, will fill you completely with joy and peace because you trust in him. Then you will overflow with confident hope through the power of the Holy Spirit. – Romans 15:13
Have you ever thought about God being your source of hope and joy? Many times it’s easy to look to other people and think they will bring us fulfillment. We can think that if we were dating the right person we’d be happy. We can think that if we had more friends or if we were more popular then we’d be happy. However, none of those things will truly fill us. We need the joy and the peace that God gives us when we put our trust in Him. The reason that God can be our source of hope is that He’s the only person that won’t let us down. He won’t leave us, He can’t lie. God is constant and always good. He’s looking out for your best interests at all times. It’s up to us to choose to put our trust in Him. We have to decide to let Him be where we find joy. We have to choose to let Him be where we find peace. When we do that, we find that we have true peace and joy!