“And now, Lord, for what do I expectantly wait?
My hope [my confident expectation] is in You.” – Psalm 39:7
Contentment and patience are difficult because they are so contrary to fallen humanity and how we naturally think even after we’re regenerated by the Spirit of God. It takes constant renewal in the Word, fellowship with the Lord, and growth through struggle to change. – J. Hampton Keathley III
As believers, our hope is completely different. The hope that we have is in a Person, not in a circumstance. Our hope is in God the Father, the Lord Jesus Christ, and the Holy Spirit of promise. The Biblical definition of hope is a strong and confident expectation. Our hope is sure. We know that what God has promised is exactly what He will do. – Lisa, CctTruth
My hope is in my Lord Jesus Christ, firmly built on “nothing less than Jesus’ blood and righteousness“. And what is the supernatural fruit of this hope in my Lord Jesus Christ? Steadfastness or endurance – the Spirit empowered quality in a saint to bear up triumphantly in the face of much tribulation and sufferings. In other words, if something happens in our life that is difficult or disappointing and we make the choice (enabled by the “Spirit of grace”) to look with the eyes of faith to Christ and His power and sufficiency and we refuse to give in to complaining or bitterness, then our faith perseveres. – preceptaustin
1.complete trust or confidence in someone or something
2.strong belief in God based on spiritual apprehension and not proof.
For we [not relying on the Law but] through the [strength and power of the Holy] Spirit, by faith, are waiting [confidently] for the hope of righteousness [the completion of our salvation]. – Galatians 5:5
Christians live in hope for two basic reasons. The first reason is because of what God has done in Christ. Especially important is the emphasis the New Testament places on the resurrection by which Christ has defeated the power of sin and death. The second reason is the indwelling of the Holy Spirit. – Bert Dominy
“The Spirit is the [a]guarantee [the first installment, the pledge, a foretaste] of our inheritance until the redemption of God’s own[purchased] possession [His believers], to the praise of His glory.” Ephesians 1:14
“Such hope [in God’s promises] never disappoints us, because God’s love has been abundantly poured out within our hearts through the Holy Spirit who was given to us.” – Romans 5:5
“May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing [through the experience of your faith] that by the power of the Holy Spirit you will abound in hope and overflow with confidence in His promises.” – Romans 15:13
Until the day when we can join Him, He instead will be joining us. He will be with us in the midst of whatever is going on in our lives… good or not so good, happy or not so happy, hopeful or not so hopeful. The point is that He is surely with us. I think He just wanted each one of us to know that today.