Hope is the core of our faith. Recently I have been introduced to the biblical view of hope and I had to share what I have learned with ya’ll.
Now faith is the reality of what is hoped for, the proof of what is not seen.
When I used to hope for something in the past, I always felt as though I was crossing my fingers and waiting for a wish I had asked for to be granted.
But that isn’t TRUE biblical hope.
When Abraham had hope that he would receive an inheritance from God, he set out expectantly. When he had hope that he would have a son he wasn’t waiting as if a wish was going to come true. He was expecting it. When Noah wanted to save his family from the floods that God told him about he was expecting that what he was building would sustain his family and the animals.
Hope is not wishful thinking or crossing your fingers and waiting for something. Hope is CONFIDENT EXPECTATION. It is knowing that God is who He says He is and He’s going to do what He says He will do.
When we pray and say amen we are agreeing that what we have prayed for is already done. This is when our confident expectation should kick in. We then should have faith that God is going to work everything out the way He sees best.
I mean this is the same God who delivered the three Hebrew boys from the fiery furnace, closed the mouth of lions for David, caused Jehoshaphat and his army to triumph, raised Lazarus from the dead, and SO MUCH MORE.
Therefore, switch your mindset to a biblical view of hope and expect to see God move as you continue to move.
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.