I needed this!
Good morning brothers and sisters. Have you ever read a verse and it was just what you needed? Well, I have and today is one of those days! Sometimes when God is closing doors, changing seasons, preparing for you next step, you as person, get afraid. We have to dig deep and fully rely on faith. We know that faith will get us through. This is the building process. But I have to admit, it can be very scary. You don't always know what lies ahead on the path but you know there is light because Jesus is before you. So lets look at Romans 5:1-5. Maybe this is what you needed this morning. 1- Therefore, having been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ, 2- through whom also we have access by faith into this grace in which we stand, and rejoice in hope of the glory of God. See what is going on is not for my benefit alone, it is for the glory of God. It will show others that with faith, nothing is impossible with Jesus. He will see you through. 3-And not only that, but we also glory in tribulations, knowing that tribulation produces perseverance, now perseverance is moving forward despite the hardships that are in the way. 4- and perseverance, character; and character, hope. That is God refining us. And to me character of a person is one of the most important things. And then there is hope. Now look at what they say about hope. 5- Now hope DOES NOT disappoint, because the love of God has been poured out in out hearts by the Holy Spirit who was given to us. Hope comes from God. He pours it into us through the Holy Spirit but you notice to get that hope, you must go through some difficulty. Stay strong, stay planted in Jesus Christ and just like me, that hope will build. And we can look back together and say, "God did this!" Repent, revive, refresh. Rise up child of God, rise up!