Romans 15:13 (ESV)

May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that by the power of the Holy Spirit you may abound in hope.

Trusting the Lord can be a bit scary. We automatically think that it would be a tough season when He calls us to trust Him, but what if the Lord intended it to be different? What if instead of fear, it was the complete opposite?

We can see in the verse above that the Lord does not want our seasons of trusting to be tiring and weary but filled with joy and peace. He carries our burdens, so that you don’t have to. You can enjoy who He is and what He is. He wants you to trust that He will take care of you; that whatever you need, He can do it, so that you can receive your joy and peace, and through that, you will be empowered to live out the fruit of the Spirit.(Read Galatians 5:22-23)

Romans 15:13 (NLT)

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.

Since you are living out the fruit of joy and peace, His promise to us is that we will overflow with confident hope; the hope that will pull you through, sustaining your peace and joy. This all starts when we are able to simply trust Him – handing over the things that are far beyond our own control. When we do that, He will give us the joy and peace we are longing for in our season. Joy and peace is not the end result of a trusting season. It’s not about what you learned, but what you earned through your trusting season. We want challenge you today to completely trust the Lord; to completely let it all go into His hands so that you can be filled with joy and peace -  not like the world gives but the one that comes from heaven. You don't have to wait for an eternity to receive it. All you have to do is trust Him with everything.

Challenge:

Write down the things the Lord has called you to trust Him in. Then, write out a prayer declaring that you will trust Him, and you will receive the joy and peace that has been promised to you.

Bernard Agyakwa