Hope and love are connected like heart and lung. When the breathing gets stressed and comes in troubled gasps, the heart keeps pulsating. Spiritually, when we are constricted and pressured, the Holy Spirit reminds us with the constancy of a beating heart that God’s love is overseeing it all. “Hope” to win millions in a lottery and you’re likely to be disappointed. The Greek word for “hope” used in Romans means anticipation with expectancy. That means when we pass through suffering we expect to discover in its hardships the manifestation of His love.
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