Text: Romans 15:13
“Now the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, that ye may abound in hope, through the power of the Holy Ghost”.
Apostle Paul’s prayer in the opening scripture is worthy of note. The moment a believer in Christ Jesus begins to stop believing, doubt sets in and he/she begins to lose many things.
Firstly, he loses the flow of the power God to get things done. This is because where there is doubt, faith is absent, and God needs our faith in Him to bless us (Hebrews 11:6).
Secondly, he loses his trust in the word of God. Such a person seldom studies the Bible.
Finally, he loses fellowship with fellow believers.
Jesus Christ counseled Apostle Thomas to continue believing so that doubt and unbelief can be destroyed (John 20:27).
Christians need to pray for one another to be filled with joy and peace in believing, so that their hope in the holy scriptures and the many promises of God will be kindled until they have experienced those promises.
Dear believer, is your joy and peace in Christ and the scriptures still alive?