‘We rejoice in the hope of glory of God. Not only so, but we also rejoice in our sufferings because we know that suffering produces perseverance; perseverance, character and character, hope. And hope does not disappoint us, because God has poured out his love into our hearts by the Holy Spirit, whom he has given us’. Romans 5: 2b-5 [NIV]

 

Do you ever feel like giving up? Are you just fed up with your lot? Are you struggling with life?

 

This week we are going to look at God’s promises through the Bible. Don’t give up because God loves YOU and He wants you to know His love and care right now.

 

In Romans, Paul assures us of the hope that we can have in God. He urges us to ‘rejoice’ in our sufferings because the end result brings us hope and strength of character.

 

But how can we be happy when life gets tough? When we feel weak and helpless?

 

We can simply come to God and reach out to His hands, where He will scoop us up and hold us. He will not disappoint and if we open up our hearts He will pour out His love through His Holy Spirit. Will you give it a go?

 

Father God, you know there are times when I feel like giving up because my suffering feels like too much to bear. Please would you, by the power of your Holy Spirit, rescue me and assure me of the hope of your glory. Amen

 

Heidi Timms
m2o Church Rugby - St. Matthew & St. Oswald.

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