Romans 15:13 - Hope, Joy and Peace are in a Relationship with Jesus.

Romans 15:13 (NLT) I pray that God, the 
source of hope, will fill you completely with joy 
and peace because you trust in him. Then you 
will overflow with confident hope through the 
power of the Holy Spirit.  


Paul prays that their faith may give them a 
life full of joy and peace and hope, which are 
all the results of true faith and of the 
presence of the Holy Spirit. [SDA Bible Commentary] 

Paul again prays for the believers (as in 
15:5). This time Paul prays that the God who gives 
hope will give them joy (as they anticipate what 
God has in store for them) and peace (as they 
rest in the assurance that God will do as he has 
promised). Then, the believers can overflow with hope 
by the power of the Holy Spirit. It is by the 
power of the Holy Spirit that God accomplishes his 
care for his people - giving them endurance, 
encouragement, unity (15:5), hope, joy, and peace. Hope 
comes as a by-product of the Holy Spirit's work. 
It does not come from our own senses or 
experiences. [Life Application Commentary] 


Hope For The Heart
   Perhaps the greatest psychological, 
spiritual, and medical need that all people have is the 
need for hope. Dr. McNair Wilson, the famous 
cardiologist, remarked in his autobiography, Doctor's 
Progress, "Hope is the medicine I use more than any 
other - hope can cure nearly anything." 
   Years ago Dr. Harold Wolff, professor of 
medicine at Cornell University Medical College and 
associate professor of psychiatry, said, "Hope, like 
faith and a purpose in life, is medicinal. This is 
not a statement of belief, but a conclusion 
proved by meticulously controlled scientific 
   When hope dies, despair will overwhelm 
us. Hope is both biologically and 
psychologically vital to us. Men and women must have hope - 
and true hope comes only from Christ. He gives 
us hope for the future as we turn in faith to 
Him - hope for eternity, and hope right now. 
   Hoping in earthly things often leads to 
despair.  Accomplishments dont bring the peace we 
had hoped.  Relationships dont fulfill us the 
way we hoped.  But, when we place our hope in 
Christ and the salvation he offers, that hope never 
disappoints (Romans 5:5). [Hope for Each Day by Billy 
Graham re Psalm 16:9] 

Looking For Lasting Joy
   How often have you found what you were 
looking for in life, only to realize it didn't bring 
you the satisfaction you thought it would? It is 
life's ultimate frustration - thinking we will find 
fulfillment in the things of this world. But they can 
never bring lasting happiness. As one bumper 
sticker I saw expressed it, "All I want is a little 
more than I have now." 
   We look for love, security, and happiness 
through our jobs, our possessions, our relationships 
- but if they really brought lasting joy, 
wouldn't we have testimonies to that effect from 
millions of people all over the world? Instead, we 
find emptiness, discontent, and hopelessness. 
   Try putting Christ first and watch how 
your life is turned around. You will discover 
that He alone is the source of the love, peace, 
and joy you have been searching for. 
   No person, possession, or earthly 
pleasure can bring us the joy our souls crave; they 
offer temporary happiness and best.  Pure and 
permanent joy is only found in the presence of Christ. 
[Hope for Each Day by Billy Graham] 

Peace In The Storm
   A wonderful old hymn says, "He gives us 
peace in the midst of a storm." 
   In life we face all kinds of storms. We 
usually think of the personal "storms" that come our 
way - financial worries, problems in our 
marriage or family, illness, the betrayal of a 
friend, and so forth. But we face other kinds of 
storms that threaten to engulf us also: storms of 
materialism, storms of secularism, storms of moral 
degeneracy, storms of injustice, terrorism, and war. 
   Do you remember the violent storm that 
came upon Jesus and His disciples one night on 
the Sea of Galilee? His disciples grew panicky - 
but Jesus stayed fast asleep. He was at peace 
because He knew God was in control. He was at peace 
also because He was sovereign over the storm, and 
He knew it would vanish at His Word: "Peace, be 
still!" (Mark 4:39). 
   His Word still calms the turmoil in our 
lives. Is some storm making you fearful today? Stay 
close to Jesus, for His Word brings peace. [Hope 
for Each Day by Billy Graham] 


Romans 15:13 - Hope, Joy and Peace are in a 
Relationship with Jesus. 



If anyone has a paraphrase, commentary or 
testimony on this passage of Scripture, either 
personal or otherwise, I would be interested in 
hearing from you.  Thanks in advance and let's keep 
uplifting Jesus that all might be drawn to Him. Fred