Did you know the Hebrew word for hope literally means a rope? A lifeline in the turbulent sea of life. God gave us hope in Him to carry us through the heartache and heartbreak, a rope to grasp onto as we fix our eyes on His faithfulness.
Yet, what do we say most often? “I do not want to get my hopes up.” Or, “Well, I do not want to jinx it.” We dare not hope because we want to protect our hearts. Disappointments will come regardless. In fact, the very reason God gives us Hope is to preserve us from defeat, to see us through those dark times. Hope is the joy set before us to endure. As the world and all it’s worries fade away, Hope is one of three that remains.