Blake Allen, Dunbar Cave Campus Pastor, LHBC

Romans 15:13

“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. .”

Years ago an S-4 submarine was rammed by a ship off the coast of Massachusetts. It sank immediately. The entire crew was trapped in a prison house of death. Every effort was made to rescue the crew, but it ultimately failed. Near the end of the ordeal, a deep-sea diver, who was doing everything in his power to find a way for the crew’s release, thought he heard tapping on the steel wall of the sunken sub. He placed his helmet up against the side of the vessel and he realized it was the Morse Code. He attached himself to the side and spelled out in his mind the message being tapped from within. It was repeating the same question. The question was, from within, “Is… there…any…hope?”

Some of you have been wrecked by life circumstances and you feel like you’re drowning and you’re tapping on different door to see which one will provide you with a way out. 

Maybe God brought you to this devotional today because you are looking for hope. Searching. Trying to find answers to questions of life. Trying to find solitude. Maybe walking through a season of brokenness and desperate for a change. Listen, there is great hope for you today in Christ. What you have been searching for is Him. The answer to all of life’s problems and circumstances is not more money, more opportunity, more status, more stuff, relationships, or anything else. The answer is simply Christ. Matthew 6:33 simply says seek me first above all and He will provide all you need. So what are you seeking currently that is providing the hope you need? 

Hope begins with a relationship with Christ, and it continues with Him each and every day. God is our hope. The verse above tells us that He is the God of hope. He is our source of hope. And yet, often times, we try to find hope and solutions outside of God. But why? He is ready to give us a living hope. He wants you to abound in hope by the power of His Spirit. 

There is hope for you today and it is found in Jesus. He is ready to speak life into your circumstances. And when you press into Him, you will find peace, joy, and hope. 


Lord, thank you for the hope we have in Christ. May we walk and live in hope each day because of what you have done on the cross.  In Jesus’ name, amen.