Heavenly Father, thank you for the incredible realities that you have brought about for us in Christ. We now have peace with you forever; we we have been given access to your grace and now stand in it. Lord, we set our hope on your glory and the joy of being swept up in this also. Lord, please keep our eyes on these wonderful realities, that we might rejoice even in our afflictions. Help us to remember the good hope that these ultimately stir up as they build up our endurance and proven character. May we always delight in this hope as you continue to pour out your love into our hearts through your Holy Spirit.