Joy in Believing! Mentoring Moments, the 1 min blog
Romans 15:13 May the God of your hope so fill you with all joy and peace in believing [through the experience of your faith] that by the power of the Holy Spirit you may abound and be overflowing (bubbling over) with hope.
Many people believe that faith is risky business. That believing in something or for something puts them at risk of disappointment and heartache. They have bought into this doctrine of doubt to such great extent, even embracing a false sense of security. “If I never hope for anything, I’ll never be disappointed.” In fact the opposite is true.
The Bible teaches that God fills us with joy and peace in believing, not doubting, not waiting around for proof, in believing. It also teaches that unbelief is sinful and robs us of peace. [See Hebrews 3:17-19]
Don’t settle for a miserable, hopeless life of playing it safe; there’s no joy in that. Instead discover the joy and peace that comes from believing our faithful God.
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