In the past few weeks, I have been experiencing some healing and breakthrough that has filled me with true hope.
Not the kind I often hear people express, which can amount to veiled expressions of doubt.
They’ll say, “I hope so,” but really don’t expect anything good to happen.
So, what is this wonderful thing anyway?
It is joyful and confident expectation
It can also be
Someone who can help or save: Jesus is our hope.
Grounds for believing that something good will happen.
A feeling of trust
It’s funny: Healing brings hope; hope brings healing.
Steve Backlund, of Global Legacy says that if we are not overflowing with hope, we are believing a lie.
Yoncci Cho says, “who should draw a plan for ones’s life? It is when you have a plan in your heart or dream; it becomes a drawing for your own future.”
Hope is the power behind dreams. It is what gives us courage to express desires or reach out to others; it strengthens us when we take risks – That new friendship; a business venture; healing, learning and growth.
Hebrews 11:1 says, “Faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.”
Faith and hope are partners. Both have to do with trust and expectancy; they plan on good things happening.
Perhaps the thing I like most is, they cheer our hearts.