….through whom we have gained access by faith into this grace in which we now stand. And we rejoice in the hope of the glory of God. Not only so, but we also rejoice in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance; perseverance, character; and character, hope. And hope does not disappoint us, because God has poured out his love into our hearts by the Holy Spirit, whom he has given us.
When hope is described as believing in something we cannot yet see, God makes it easy to be hopeful. He has kept promises, by sending us Jesus and then the Holy Spirit. We have hope in the promise of eternal life as well. The more I read and study His Word, the more hopeful I become.
Father God, my hope is in you, for all eternity. I need to believe your promises, and to believe you love me. You are the same, yesterday, today and tomorrow. Amen