“rejoicing in hope, patient in tribulation, continuing steadfastly in prayer;”
Romans 12:12 NKJV
Hope – A small but powerful word! What is hope according to scriptures? It is an assurance that what God has declared and completed in the spiritual realm will surely manifest in the physical realm!
The reason why we can rejoice in hope is because God on whom we hope is completely reliable. We rejoice in hope as if we already have what we hope for! Because in the spirit we have it!
The hope of being with God brings rejoicing because we already have a foretaste of His presence in our spirits! The same applies in every other area of life!
Patient in tribulation – we know that the tribulation will not last forever! We have hope which is secured in God.
Continuing steadfastly in prayer – sometimes it can be difficult to pray when going through tribulations or trials! We keep on praying though – receiving mercy and grace for each moment! Remain steadfast in prayers! Not begging or complaining! Simply receiving grace and mercy, as well as direction and wisdom!
We don’t start rejoicing after the manifestation of what we prayed for! We rejoice in hope and we remain patient if it delays or other troubles show up. We also continue to pray and communicate with the Lord as we wait! Then we are assured of victory always!
Rejoice with me brethren! You are blessed! Leave your comments below!