“We have this certain hope like a strong, unbreakable anchor holding our souls to God himself. Our anchor of hope is fastened to the mercy seat which sits in the heavenly realm beyond the sacred threshold,”
Hebrews 6:19 TPT
Hope is the thing that gives us permission to imagine, more than imagine, be sure of when there seems so little clarity, even less certainty.
Hope does not, cannot disappoint us, the hope of things not seen, heavenly things.
Hope is not a visible thing and at times makes little sense. Hope is internal, it is God planted, it is that tiny idea of a seed that begins with believing.
Then it grows when God comes close through His Spirit in our soul.
“For in this hope we were saved. Now hope that is seen is not hope. For who hopes for what he sees? But if we hope for what we do not see, we wait for it with patience. Likewise the Spirit helps us in our weakness.”
Romans 8:24-26 ESV
Hope, like God’s Spirit in our souls is an advocate, a guide, a loyal friend. We question the worth of our hope in tragic or trying times.
We catch ourselves falling into the trap of despondency, dismay, anger, doubt or heavy grief.
We stay there maybe, it’s okay. Hope never leaves. We gradually find it, it finds us again.
Because hope does not disappoint.
“And this hope is not a disappointing fantasy, because we can now experience the endless love of God cascading into our hearts through the Holy Spirit who lives in us!”
Romans 5:5 TPT
I’m not sure we can make it without hope. I’m certain actually, that I could not.
We cannot see hope, can’t put it on the calendar, hold it in our hands, display it in our homes.
It’s visible only to the soul tethered to God. It’s visible in sometimes secret ways. Other times it holds hands with others and we join in our feeble grips in being anchored together.
We are hopeful. We’ve been promised eternity. We believe it.