For several days now Romans 15:13 has been etched into my mind since reading it. Often we seek to find a place of peace or happenings to restore our joy but each of those things comes as a result of trusting in God. He is the lord of hope.
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)
When we find ourselves lacking a state of peace perhaps it is then time to check our trust level.
The Holman Bible Dictionary defines biblical hope as “the anticipation of a favorable outcome under God’s guidance. More specifically, hope is the confidence that what God has done for us in the past guarantees our participation in what God will do in the future. This contrasts to the world’s definition of hope as “a feeling that what is wanted will happen”.