May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in Him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit. – (Romans 15:13, NIV)

I pray that the God who gives hope will fill you with much joy and peace as you trust in Him. Then you will have more and more hope, and it will flow out of you by the power of the Holy Spirit. – (Romans 15:13, ERV)

I pray that God, the Source of all hope, will infuse your lives with an abundance of joy and peace in the midst of your faith so that your hope will overflow through the power of the Holy Spirit. – (Romans 15:13, VOICE)

Hope, joy and peace through Christ are the very things that strengthen us to persevere when things are difficult. Joy is deep-rooted within us and is not dependent on our circumstances. The joy is found in knowing God and trusting that His plans are good. His peace, true peace, is an anchor through our storms and a green pasture to lie in beside still waters when we need rest. All around us are reminders of God’s goodness and grace. This morning, despite being woken up twice in the night by a restless dog, I am surrounded and snuggled by him and his sister, as I am enjoying the sweet silence of the morning and watching the morning sky change colors as I sip on hot coffee. God knows all of the little things that bless our hearts and reminds us of His love and tender mercy anew every morning, if only we look around as we seek Him. May we ever seek the Lord to open our eyes to His goodness all around us and recognize the hope we have in Him that infuses our lives with joy and peace.

Each day as we rise,

May we find anew;

The joy that we have,

In knowing the truth.

Hope overflowing,

For all that’s ahead;

Joy in the journey,

Peace as we are led.

His goodness abounds,

In all things, always;

No matter the road,

Beside us He stays.

Dear Heavenly Father, thank You that You are our hope, joy, and peace in all things, always. Thank You that Your nearness is not dependent on our circumstances. Forgive us for our lack of faith when the road before us is rough. Teach us to trust You to lead us every step of our journey. Show us how to love those around us in ways that share the hope, joy, and peace found in You. May many come into a lasting relationship with You. Be glorified O God, as we praise You for who You are and how You love us all. Amen.

© Shannon Elizabeth Grabrick and Revelations in Writing, May 2011 – present

The whole earth is filled with awe at Your wonders; where morning dawns, where evening fades, You call forth songs of joy. – Psalm 65:8

The One We Adore

Yours, O Lord, is the greatness, the power, the glory, the victory, and the majesty. Everything in the heavens and on the earth is Yours. O Lord, and this is Your kingdom. We adore You as the one who is over all things. – (1 Chronicles 29:11, NLT)

Greatness, power, glory, victory, and honor belong to You, because everything in heaven and on earth belongs to You! The kingdom belongs to You, Lord! You are the head, the Ruler over everything. – (1 Chronicles 29:11, ERV)


I love the sweet silence of Sunday mornings, especially when sunlight is streaming in through the windows. It takes very little looking to find reminders of the greatness of God, and to meditate on who He is and all that He has done. By His power, He created all that our eyes can perceive; through His greatness and His majesty, He placed us on this planet with purpose. All that we have and all that we are is by His goodness, and every good thing is a victory through Him. Everything is His, and all glory belongs to God for who He is and how He loves. May our adoration and awe be evident as we walk in His way, and point people to the path that leads to the lavish love of the Lord.


O Lord, You are good,Believe Instead of Striving

It’s You we adore;

For Your majesty,

Power, love and more.

All in the heavens,

On earth, sky and sea;

You hold in Your hands,

Just as You hold me.

Let all that we are,

Rise up and give praise;

Give glory to You,

For all of our days.


Dear Heavenly Father, thank You that all greatness, power, glory, victory and majesty is Yours. Thank You that You hold the heavens and the earth in the palm of Your hands. Thank You that this is Your kingdom, no matter what we see. Thank You that You are over all. Forgive us for neglecting to recognize Your greatness, and lacking adoration and awe for who You are and how You love. Teach us see Your hand and heart in all things, so that we would give proper praise, glory and honor to You. Show us how to love people in a way that demonstrates the very same love that is given to us by You. May many come into a lasting relationship with You, Lord. Be glorified O God, as we adore You as the One who is over all things, and praise You for who You are. Amen.

© Shannon Elizabeth Moreno and Revelations in Writing, May 2011 – present

As you know, we consider blessed those who have persevered. – James 5:11