Romans 12:12 2 Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer.
Hope has a name! His name is JESUS!
The call to the people of God on today is to be "joyful, persevering and faithful in our prayers without ceasing.
Rejoice, even in tribulations or afflictions. Not for it but in it!
How can you rejoice in the midst of trouble? You can do it with confidence and assurance because Jesus is your hope. He is the one that gives us the strength, patience and endures to persevere in testing, trials and tribulations.
It is Christ that dwells on the inside of us. Hope is in us!!
2 Corinthians 12:9-10 But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me. 10 That is why, for Christ’s sake, I delight in weaknesses, in insults, in hardships,in persecutions, in difficulties. For when I am weak, then I am strong.
Yes, it is through constant prayer to God through Christ Jesus who is our "blessed hope" that we are able to rejoice in tribulation, to be patient even in the midst of pain and suffering.
Be thankful IN all things, including those things that causes us hurt and pain. Not thankful that we are experiencing pain but thankful in the midst of them.
1 Thessalonians 5:17-18 pray continually, 18 give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.
People of God we are not hopeless for we have hope through Christ Jesus.
Hebrews 6:19-This hope [this confident assurance] we have as an anchor of the soul [it cannot slip and it cannot break down under whatever pressure bears upon it]—a safe and steadfast hope that enters within the veil [of the heavenly temple, that most Holy Place in which the very presence of God dwells].
I have purposed in my heart that i will fix my eyes on Jesus for He is MY hope, MY joy, MY peace in the midst of life's storms called pain, suffering, trials and tribulations. Yes, My hope is Jesus!
There is hope even in tribulation! Jesus is His name!