As I matured (became desperate) and my faith in God grew, I experienced a new kind of hope. A hope that works in the good times and the rough going. I’d call it solid trust. It is a sense of absolute certainty that God loves me and you, cares for us and will do everything He has said He will do.
Acting like an anchor, this type of hope gives us strength and security each day.
Here’s how I use hope in my life now: I get head-swiped by a baseball bat (my problem today). I pray and ask for help. I talk to God about what I would like to happen. I end the prayer with “You know better than I do what needs to happen in this situation, Your will be done.” Then, I relax. Let go. And leave the results to God.
Hope is an essential element of my day.