Some people think hope is like a vapor - not actually real. They tell you to “be realistic” or “face reality.” They believe that pain and suffering, hopelessness and hardship are the reality… because they have no hope and don’t understand it.
“This hope is a strong and trustworthy anchor for our souls. It leads us through the curtain into God’s inner sanctuary.” Hebrews 6:19 NLT
But hope IS powerful! It’s a gift from God who saved us from death. Yes, we face pain, suffering and hardship, but we do it with hope for our future and the joy of our salvation. God doesn’t leave us orphans, He keeps us in His perfect love!