“Hope deferred makes the heart sick, but a longing fulfilled is a tree of life.” Proverbs 13:12 (NIV)
Hope is not just about waiting and believing God for something. Hope is increasing your faith in the Lord and your salvation. You know the day of the Lord is near when Jesus Christ will come but you have no idea about the time or the date. Yet, you keep waiting, exercising your faith.
This is Hope.
A hope that stands alone and can succeed in all odds. When you rest your faith in God, at all times and you tend to believe Him to deliver you, to save you, to help you, to live in your life, then you have hope.
The moment you get weary and you start questioning your faith, then there is problem. Many believers fall by the wayside. They get to a point and then, they began to ask if truly God exists, if truly Christianity worth the effort.
I would like to tell you that you must stay firm in your hope. Do not give up. Never get to the point where you will lose your hope in God.
Be patient, pray at all times, read the word of God daily to empower you, and stay strong in your faith.
The more you keep your hope in God, the more He will raise you up, and beyond your extreme imagination.