Hope is the feeling of wanting something to happen and thinking that it will happen. It is an expectation, aspiration, a desire, a wish, ambition, aim, goal, plan, and design. It is a strong feeling that something good will happen and be true. To hope in something is to strive hard in your wish for your aspirations to be fulfilled or accomplished.
Hope in the bible is the confident expectation of what God has promised and its strength is in God’s Faithfulness. Having goals is not enough, but one has to keep getting closer to those goals, amidst all the twists and turns of life. Hope allows people to approach problems with a mindset and strategy-set suitable to success thereby, increasing the chances they will actually accomplish their goals. Hope is an optimistic state of mind that is based on an expectation of positive outcomes with respect to events and circumstances in one’s life or the world at large.
SOME BIBLICAL REFERENCES…
- God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble. ( Psalm 46:1-3 )
- The name of the Lord is a strong tower, the righteous run into it and are safe. ( Prov 18:10 )
- Do not grieve for the joy of the Lord is your strength. ( Neh 8:10 ) Ps 42:5; Ps 119:74; Zech 9:12; Rom 12:12; Eph 2:12; Rom 15:13; 1Thes 1:3; 1 Tim 4:10; 1 Pet 3:15
May God grant all your prayerful intentions with your zeal in hope.
God bless you.
Blessings, Father Seth