Does hope seem as distant to you as the horizon across the ocean? Are you wondering whether you can ever regain the stability of hope in your life?
The popular understanding of hope is quite different from the powerful truth about hope that is taught in Scripture. If you lean on the contemporary meaning, you will experience a hit and a miss. Sometimes what you hope for will come about, and at other times it won’t. But the believer’s hope is based on the Bible—the unchanging Word of God. When you feel unsure of yourself, the Scriptural truths provide all the security you will ever need. In them, you will find your hope.
The first thing to keep in mind is that hope is not a feeling, but rather is a gift to you from God − hope is His anchor that He has already thrown out to stabilize your heart and life.
“’For I know the plans I have for you,’ declares the Lord, ‘plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.’” Jeremiah 29:11
"Which hope we have as an anchor of the soul, both sure and stedfast, and which entereth into that within the veil;" Hebrews 6:19
"Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and cometh down from the Father of lights, with whom is no variableness, neither shadow of turning." James 1:17
"Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and to day, and for ever." Hebrews 13:8
Your habits characterize your character. If you are a Christian, your calling is to be clothed in the habit of Christ, with the result that your character actually reflects His character.