Day 20 – The Glue That Holds Us Together

This hope will not disappoint us, because God’s love has been poured out in our hearts through the Holy Spirit who was given to us.

—Romans 5:5

Our faith in Christ makes all things possible. Our trust and belief is what opens the door for this promise to be attained’the realized promise of the Holy Spirit poured into our hearts. The promise of His love poured into us was signed on the dotted line two thousand years ago. It’s just been waiting for us to catch up. Like wet cement, God’s love is waiting for us to step in it so it can solidify around our feet and hold us in His foundation.

The Holy Spirit is the giver of the truth. He is the very breath of God. He is the One who makes us come alive. He teaches us who we really are and how to live the way Jesus did. He shows us who God really is, and what He thinks of us. As we seek His wisdom and grace, His continual witness compels us. As a result, this love relationship matures. The love of God continues to do more. It conceives and bears hope—a hope that does not disappoint.

This hope born from the heart of God is able to pour in when we ask for the experience of the Holy Spirit. Hope changes us—it helps us to see beyond our circumstances and expectations. This hope gives us strength to endure tough times. It also grows when we cultivate and cherish it, as well as when we have doubts and lean into the Lord for His comfort. The more we connect with the Holy Spirit, the faster hope gains ground in our minds and souls. This hope the Holy Spirit abundantly gives is the guarantee of our safety and security. He makes that simple virtue of hope the superglue that holds us together in the hands of God.

Picture it this way: Have you ever gotten superglue on your hands? If you have, you know what I mean. It sticks like nothing else—except for the Spirit of God. He sticks closer than a brother. He sticks inside our ribs, inside our hearts. He bonds with us, and within His presence comes the love of God. It can never be removed or revoked.

As much as He is a person, He is also a gift of God. He is the grace and love of God personified. He has character and grants us purpose. We must change for that to become reality, but it is good change. His permanence is beyond our understanding. There will come a time when the sun won’t rise, the calendar won’t move, and everything will pass away.

Yet, this gift of God will never fail. The Holy Spirit is this gift’the pouring of His everlasting love into our hearts by putting the perfect representative in our hearts. He is the One who raises up unfailing hope from the birth of His coming. He will right us in an upside-down world. He will stick by and with us. He is the glue that holds our lives together and always will.

Prayer

Come, Holy Spirit. Put the glue of Your presence inside my heart, mind, and circumstances today. Create a hope that will never disappoint into my spirit so I may be one with You; and make all I think or say pleasing in Your sight. I welcome Your transforming power and look forward to the evidence of good change happening inside and around me. In Jesus’ name, amen.

Thought

Is there a place in your heart or a circumstance in your life where you’ve lost your hope for God’s transforming power?

Band Discussion

  • When you think of hope, what imagery comes to mind?
  • How has hope sustained you in difficult times?
  • Where can you give more opportunity to the Holy Spirit to pour into you?