He reminds us of Christ Jesus.

Church,

The Holy Spirit is not in us to keep us from doing anything wrong. Otherwise, He would have failed miserably already. He is in us to maintain our hope alive in Christ. Whenever we remember such hope, we’re comforted, we’re strengthened to rest and not succumb to worries and despair.

So don’t believe that because you’ve been born again that every thought of yours will be straight from the Holy Spirit. If the thought excludes Christ in what God has done through Him for us, then we can understand that it’s not of the Holy Spirit and may very well be anxiety-driven.

“But when he, the Spirit of truth, comes, he will guide you into all the truth. He will not speak on his own; he will speak only what he hears, and he will tell you what is yet to come. He will glorify me because it is from me that he will receive what he will make known to you.” (John 16:13-14)

It’s our hope in Christ that keeps us from falling. And whenever we lose sight of that hope while distracted by earthly circumstances, it only takes a remembrance of the love of God in Christ to be reassured again that we live by grace through faith and not by sight. And if we do fall, He is able to make us stand. And he will makes us stand proudly by the living hope of eternal life in Him.

Our hope is in what God did through Christ and not in what we could ever do. Our hope is in His love for us.

Rejoice by grace through faith in Christ. No other lasting fuel for our joy except Christ our hope in God.

Rejoice.

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