In this hope we were saved. But hope that is seen is no hope at all. Who hopes for what they already have? But if we hope for what we do not yet have, we wait for it patiently. ROMANS 8:24–25
“As we get older, pain and rejection start to shift us away from the beautiful naivety of our youth. These voices tell us it’s too risky to hope for our passion to come to life because there’s a chance our dream will be squelched. Rejection chimes in and says it’s better to keep your distance because if you let people in, you become vulnerable to being let down. The pain of our past tells us to play it safe by protecting ourselves. Don’t take the bait. We were wired for hope. Jesus had a lot to say about hope. He said hope is the fuel that keeps the fire in our hearts burning. It’s the oxygen we breathe. Hope is the foundation of our faith because it reminds us we haven’t arrived yet; we’re still on our way home. Jesus said all the pain in the world will one day come to an end, and we’ll all celebrate with a giant banquet. The apostle Paul said faith was confidence in what we’re hoping for and assurance in what we haven’t yet seen. While we’re waiting for the party to begin, keep hoping. Are you facing difficulties? Keep hoping. Are you confused? Keep hoping. Get the idea? Don’t let fear keep you from going all in on hope. It’s the only safe bet there is because God is hope and He’s already won the game.”
— Live in Grace, Walk in Love: A 365-Day Journey by Bob Goff.
Hope – faith in action.