Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer. – (Romans 12:12, NIV)
Rejoice in our confident hope. Be patient in trouble, and keep on praying. – (Romans 12:12, NLT)
Be happy because of the hope you have. Be patient when you have troubles. Pray all the time. – (Romans 12:12, ERV)
Be happy in your hope, stand your ground when you’re in trouble, and devote yourselves to prayer. – (Romans 12:12, CEB)
Though the same verse, I appreciate the verbiage of the different translations. In our hope, we can be happy, joyful, confident and have reason to rejoice. Our faith in Christ gives us the strength and grace to have patience and stand our ground when trials and trouble come our way. Finally, prayer must be a priority. When we are faithful – devoted to communicate with our Creator, we are best able to recognize our hope which grants us the joy and patience we need to persevere in all things and at all times. May we be ever joyful in the hope we hold in Christ, trusting Him in our trials and continuing to present our prayers of both petition and praise before Him.
Be joyful in hope,
let confidence reign;
not in our own strength,
but in truth we claim.
In midst of trials,
patience can be ours;
through trust in the Lord,
His grace empowers.
And in all that comes,
let‘s faithfully pray;
for Christ’s the answer,
He’ll show us the way.
Dear Heavenly Father, thank You that we have reason to rejoice and be confident in the hope we hold in You. Thank You that You grant us patience through our times of trial, as You show us that You are present and moving on our behalf. Thank You that You made the way for us to come before You to pray, personally – as You know us and call us by name. Forgive us for forgetting the grace and strength that You provide, if only we choose to seek You. Teach us to trust You more, in all things and at all times. Lead us to love others in such a way, that they may see the joy and hope that is held in You. May many come into a lasting relationship with You. Be exalted O God, as we choose to rejoice in our confident hope, have patience in times of trouble, and keep on praying in all things and at all times. Amen.
I thank You and praise you, O God of my fathers: You have given me wisdom and power. – Daniel 2:23