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Hebrews 11:1 “Now faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see.”
It is common for Christians to wish one another “good luck” when events, challenges or important circumstances are faced. Now, some readers may remark, “Well, but that’s not what I mean when I tell someone, ‘good luck’”. But really, what do we mean? I would venture to say that in some cases, we actually mean that we “hope” things go well. What are we hoping for, though, and in whom are we depositing that hope in?
To write about hope is usually easy when things are going well. As long as we are on top of our game or things seem to be fine, we can agree that hope is an easily attainable outlook. In addition to the ease that favorable life situations present, the ability for us as human beings to distance ourselves from the needs others, helps us to buffer our hearts and minds from our neighbor and it makes hoping easier. At least we hope so.
For Christians, hope should be defined as the diligent expectation in the faithfulness & trustworthy nature and sovereignty of God. It is faith in God that nurtures and nourishes the hope I address here. If He is faithful to His word, we can trust Him, no matter what. Throughout human history, God has been faithful to His children even when we have abandoned Him for other idols. He will keep His promises and never forsake us.