It is easy to be hopeless in the world we live in. If we focus on news reports or statistics we can allow the doom and gloom of this world to depress us and cause us anxiety.
However, when we take time to draw near to God daily in prayer, in meditation of the Word, in singing hymns and worship songs, and by simply being still and quiet in His presence, we can receive a deeper sense of God’s peace and joy.
This joy is not dependent on outside circumstances. This joy is given inwardly by the Holy Spirit when we spend time with Him. This joy is a mark of the invisible Kingdom of God and it is contagious and irresistible.
We can walk confidently in the love of God, and allow His Holy Spirit to infuse us with hope that overflows to every area of our lives. This is the Hope that does not disappoint. God is able to do exceedingly abundantly above, more than we can ask, think or hope.
Romans 15:13 (MSG) - May the God of green hope fill you up with joy, fill you up with peace, so that your believing lives, filled with the life-giving energy of the Holy Spirit, will brim over with hope!