I pray that God, the source of hope, will fill you completely with joy and peace because you trust in him. Then you will overflow with confident hope through the power of the Holy Spirit.
We tend to think of hope as a thought-wish, something we want to believe could happen. This “wishful thinking” weakens the value of hope because the source of our hope is more certain than a mere wish.
God is the source of hope. Whenever I keep my eyes on my circumstances, I begin to feel hopeless. When I remember to look to God, He restores my hope. God is able to do all the things He promises to do. There is no wishful thinking involved. God’s promises are secure and I can hope they will come true because they will. They may not come true in the way I expect. They may not even come true in my lifetime. But I can die in faith believing they will come true because God never fails.
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