Hope is the glue and substance of faith. Faith's foundation is hope. Hope releases courage. It renews the dry spirit. It refreshes the burdened heart. It lightens the load. It helps us face the new day.
In Christ we have a living hope. He is alive within our hearts. He is the restorer and strengthener of our beings. We can face today and tomorrow because of the living hope in Christ.
One of my favorite life verses is Romans 15:13:
"Now the God of hope fill you with joy and peace as you believe, that you may abound in hope through the power of the Holy Spirit."
Every word and every phrase of this verse is powerful.
"Now" means in the present. Today. This moment. God is a God of hope.
We serve a "God of Hope". That comes from the goodness and love of our Lord. His mercies are new every morning, because great is His faithfulness.
Ps 71:5 reads, "O Lord, you alone are my hope, I've trusted you, O Lord, from childhood."
It has been said that a person can live forty days without food, four days without water, four minutes without air, but only for seconds without hope.
He is my hope. His hope releases joy and peace. I can face today, tomorrow, and eternity because He lives.