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Let’s establish what I mean when I say HOPE. I just love that word so much! Try saying hope with a frown…and now in an angry voice. I mean, you cant, because it’s HOPE! It just doesn’t pair with those things, yet when we are in despair, when we are sad, and frustrated it is probably the exact thing we need most: hope.
Lets see what Merriam-Webster Dictionary has to say about it: “to cherish a desire with anticipation 2: trust 1: to desire with expectation of obtainment 2: to expect with confidence.”
I love/dislike that trust is involved. When we are hoping, usually it’s something we can’t see, it’s something that doesn’t feel possible, or it’s out of our reach. So all you can do while hoping is: wait and trust. This is where it can look different for everyone depending on your beliefs. I personally place my hope in God. I believe He wants good for His children, I believe He has a plan for each of us, and I believe in living eternally with Him in Heaven some day. The Bible is full of promises that we can count on (with an open mind because the end result doesn’t always pan out like we, as humans, picture).
“Now hope that is seen is not hope. For who hopes for what he sees? But if we hope for what we do not see, we wait for it with patience.”
I really like questions. I like asking them and I like learning more. That’s why you ask questions, to learn more, either about yourself or someone/something else. Here are some questions about hope. I invite you to post and share your thoughts: What makes you feel hopeful? What do you place your hope in? How can you pass hope on? What are you hoping for?
To HOPE is daring, risky, stretching, and adventurous.