May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that by the power of the Holy Spirit you may abound in hope. Romans 15:13
There are days I grow weary from the sameness. James will likely live with us forever (as will my sister with Down syndrome when my parents can no longer care for her), and his progress happens but so slowly some days it’s hard to recognize.
That’s why I love this verse. No matter how slow the progress seems or how long the sameness stretches out before me, I can ask God to fill us with joy and peace so we can abound in hope. We can overflow with it! We live it out each day and remind our children when they forget.
Fill us with all joy and peace in believing, so that by the power of the Holy Spirit we may abound in hope.