Posted by: pastordiehl   in Uncategorized

But if we hope for that which we see not, then do we with patience wait for it” (Romans 8:25).

As a pastor, sometimes my heart goes out to church members who are hurting. I pray for the aging man who suffers daily with arthritis pain. I grieve for the older widow who has lost her husband and can’t move on. I hurt for the lady who found out her unbelieving husband of 30+ years is having an affair. I care about the man serving several years in prison for an irresponsible act that gave him five minutes of pleasure. These are all believers who have the Spirit of Christ in their lives.

Our hope must be in something beyond what we are currently experiencing. Painful as life may be, we can’t give up hope in what is coming next. This is what I call the ‘Resurrection Principle’. When something within your life dies or is stolen from you, you have a right as a child of God, to have that restored. You have a legal claim as a joint heir with Christ.

So, we wait patiently for our hope to be fulfilled. Don’t settle for less than being an over-comer.

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