Romans 15:13 Now may the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, that you may abound in hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.
I had this scripture on my fridge years ago and I shared it at my Grandmother’s funeral. Earlier today a friend told me she had been praying this for me. I love the word of God. It is absolutely the most beautiful piece of work ever written. And why wouldn’t it be as Jesus IS the Word – John 1.
Romans 8:38-39 For I am persuaded that neither death nor life, nor angels nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present nor things to come, nor height nor depth, nor any other created thing shall be able to separate us from the love of God which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.
His power exceeds all others. Let His praise be known throughout the earth!
A couple of days ago I found out some information about someone who has been a great influence in my life. The information shocked me, as it was hard to believe. I was angry for a time, confused and a little desperate.
This morning I found the joy and peace of the Lord very unexpectedly on another blog. And when I read the words written there this scripture came to my mind.
The moment profoundly impacted me and I was again reminded of the great unfailing love and perseverance of our Lord so often found in unsuspected places in His own people.
Here is the scripture. May it remind you, as it did me, the blessing of good news and bring renewed hope to you as one who brings peace and glad tidings of good things.
How beautiful upon the mountains are the feet of him who brings good news,
Who proclaims peace,
Who brings glad tidings of good things,
Who proclaims salvation,
Who says to Zion,
“Your God reigns!”
Your watchmen shall lift up thier voices,
With thier voices they shall sing together;
for they shall see eye to eye
When the Lord brings back Zion.
Break forth in joy, sing together,
You waste places of Jerusalem!
For the Lord has comforted His people,
He has redeemed Jerusalem.
The Lord has made bare His holy arm
In they eyes of all the nations;
And all the ends of the earth shall see
The salvation of our God. Isaiah 52:7-10