New King James Version
13 Now may the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, that you may abound in hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.
Now God is known as many things and has many namesake Satan takes many forms so as known here as God of Hope who gives abundance of Joy and peace held in belief we hold by that of believing in the unseen power of the Holy Spirit
What Does Romans 15:13 Mean? ►
Now may the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that you will abound in hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.
The God of Hope – Oh what a glorious title and beautiful theme for the triune God Who in singleness of purpose is pledged to fill us with all joy, peace, love, and hope, when we simply trust in the pure gospel of the Son of His love. God is no respecter of persons and the joy and peace in believing in Christ for the forgiveness of sin and life everlasting is for Jew and Gentiles alike. The glorious hope we have in Him is for bond and free; male and female; old and young, black and white, rich and poor.
There is no one excluded from this glorious promise which already is ‘yes’ and ‘amen’ in Christ, according to His riches in mercy… and it encompasses plenteous redemption and abundance of life in the eternal ages to come. It is God Himself that in great abundance has promised to fill us to the brim with an abundance of spiritual blessings – for the joy of the Lord is our strength; the peace of God is our shield and buckler and the fellowship of the saints is our precious portion, as our hope overflows in and through Him.
All His promises, whether past, present, or future are secured in His unchanging character and unchangeable Word, for He is the same yesterday, today, and forever. Not only do we have an assurance of the eternal, heavenly glory that is to come – but His promises include this present age, which means that our entire life is secure in His keeping.
We are safe in the arms of Jesus and nothing can separate us from our glorious God of Hope – neither the various trials of this present life nor the bitter circumstance we all have to face. Neither the ravages of the old sin nature nor the temptations of the enemy who seeks our destruction, can separate us from the love of God or remove the hope that is ours, in Christ Jesus our Lord.
Paul’s dear desire for the body of Christ is translated into the most beautiful, intercessory prayer – “Now may the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that you will abound in hope by the power of the Holy Spirit. He longs that the people of God are filled to the fullness of Christ and continue to be filled every day of our life, with His joy and His peace, as we maintain our trust in Him.
Paul’s prayer that we all may overflow and abound with that blessed hope through the power of the Holy Spirit. Such a prayer can only be accomplished through the supernatural work of the indwelling Holy Spirit within the heart and life of a spiritual man or woman. Such a work of the Spirit takes place in the ongoing refining process of sanctification as we die to self; live for Christ; rejoice in the Lord; pray without ceasing; grow in grace and mature in the faith.
The overflowing and unfathomable peace of God within, and the glorious hope that is ours in Christ because of all He is to us; all He has done for through our Lord Jesus; all He is doing for us as we journey through life; and all that He has promised to us in the days to come.
What does Romans 15:13 mean?
Paul’s prayer for the Christians in Rome found in this verse is often used in churches today as a closing benediction. It is a powerful statement about what God can do in the heart and mind of every Christian.
Paul makes this request of the God of hope, another beautiful name for God. He is the only lasting source of hope we have for meaning in this life, and for a life beyond death. Paul asks that the God of hope fill these believers with all joy and peace “in believing” or as they trust in Him. In other words, Paul is not asking God to simply dump joy and peace into their hearts without cause. He is asking that as these believers trust in God, their faith will bring joy and peace to their hearts. In other words, help them to keep believing so that they can experience joy and peace.
Finally, Paul asks that they might have this joy and peace in believing so that they may abound with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit. Paul is asking God to give them more than just regular human hopefulness. He is asking for supernatural, Holy Spirit-powered hopefulness.
What a fantastic prayer to ask God for others or for ourselves. What more could we wish for other believers than to be filled with joy and peace and abounding in hope?
Romans 15:8–13 shows that Christ came to serve the Jewish people as the fulfillment of all of God’s promises to them. In doing so, He also became the hope of the Gentile peoples around the world. The Old Testament prophesies reveal that God’s plan was always to receive praise from the Gentiles and to make it possible for them to be included in His grace. Paul prays a blessing of hope, joy, peace, and power for his Roman readers.
Romans 15 begins with Paul’s encouragement to those strong in faith: to please other Christians before themselves so the church can be unified. Christ came to fulfill God’s promises to Israel and about the Gentiles. Paul is satisfied with the faith and practice of the Roman Christians. His work of taking the gospel to unreached regions of Gentiles in his part of the world is completed, and he longs to come see them. First, he must deliver financial aid to Jerusalem, a trip about which he asks them to pray along with him