You know there are times as a Christian when you feel like your cup is not only empty, but turned over and rolled off the table so that His goodness can’t fill it up! Why is that? What happened to make you turn your cup over so that you couldn’t be filled to overflowing?
Sometimes life is tough. You lose someone close to you, the job you wanted didn’t come through, or you’ve been wanting a mate forever and he/she hasn’t appeared…you get mad and turn that cup over. God wants us to hold up our cup to Him in expectation, and let Him fill it with goodness until it overflows. WE must hold the cup and believe in Him and His goodness.
There’s been times in my life when my cup was completely lost. I had to search for it. When I searched, I always found it where I HAD left it. God doesn’t leave us to deal with life on our own, and He doesn’t promise it will always be easy. He wants us to call on Him and His willingness to fill, refill, and continually keep full to overflowing no matter what we are going through.
Romans 15:13 New International Version (NIV)
13 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.