Sometimes hope can be used in a trivial way, we hope it will not rain for playtime or we hope that
we will get the present we asked for. At a deeper level, hope serves to keep us going when times
are tough. People hope for peace in time of war; food in time of famine, justice in time of
oppression. Hope creates energy and sustains people through difficult times. True hope is much
more than a general idea that things will get better; it is more than a belief in progress. Christian
hope is grounded in the character of God where it is rooted in love and faith. It is not wishful
thinking but it is trusting in God’s strength. Hope is not always easy. There is work to be done. As
well as trusting God, we have to develop qualities of determination, commitment and courage in
our own character.
- Hope and keep faith.