The world defines hope as a “feeling of expectation” and “desire for a certain thing to happen”.
As children of God we are entrusted with not just a feeling of expectation but with guaranteed hope. We are called to live our life of faith with confidence in what we hope for and with conviction and assurance about what we do not see (Hebrews 11:1). Our hope is secured. Our hope is everlasting. Our hope is rooted in God and His holy word.
Hope is believing in healing when the statistics are not in your favor.
Hope is seeing a friend in Jesus when your friends and family abandon you.
Hope is trusting in God’s word when your trust in human words and promises is shattered. Hope is remaining cheerful when you are stuck in the miry clay of depression.
No matter what our circumstances, we are expected to rejoice in hope, be patient in tribulation and be constant in prayer (Romans 12:12).
In our moments of despair and hopelessness may the God of hope fill us with all joy and peace in believing, so that by the power of the Holy Spirit we may abound in hope (Romans 15:13).
May we continue to live life courageously, rejoicing in the hope of the glory of God (Romans 5:2).