Hope is expecting something by faith in knowing.
Knowing that something was promised and it’s that promise we receive by faith.
The bible tells us Hebrews 11:1; that Faith is the substance of things hoped for and the evidence of things not seen.
2 Corinthians 4:18 NASB
while we look not at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen; for the things which are seen are temporal, but the things which are not seen are eternal.
This is why we fix ours eyes on Jesus the author and perfecter of faith. Hebrews 12:2
It’s by our faith in the Word that gives us the assurance that it will happen.
So as we believe by faith and when we pray for anything we believe our Father will grant us our prayers.
Mark 11:24 NIV
Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask for in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours.
Then why would God tells us to do something if he didn’t won’t us to have it?
If there is no expectation then why should we then hope for anything?
The bible tells us that it has been given unto us exceeding great and precious promises: 2 Peter 1:4
We have much to hope for as our faith is in the one that has already and will carry out everything He said he would.
I know for many of you have tough seasons and what seemed to be a number of un-answered prayers.
Proverbs 3:5 NLT
Trust in the LORD with all your heart; do not depend on your own understanding.
Have you given up on what was promised to you?
I hope not.
It doesn’t matter what you have been going through and will be going through, the promises are still yours.
Don’t let these tests of your faith keep you from what is already yours.
If you do so, the enemy will kept you from the promises.
Now you have taken on the enemies’ doubts and fears.
God said that he has not given us the spirit of fear, but of a sound mind.
It’s in that sound mind coupled with faith in the Word, for when we hope we receive through expectation.
When hope dies so does your faith?
And if you don’t expect anything, you have no evidence in the promises.
So then faith brings hope and hope brings expectation and expectation gives us the promises’.
Ref. Psalms for Life, Author Wilbur J Lockett