Romans 8: 24-25
For in this hope we were saved. But hope that is seen is no hope at all. Who hopes for what he already has? But if we hope for what we do not yet have, we wait for it patiently. NIV
Hope that is seen is no hope at all.
I love that.
Hope that is seen is certainty. Anyone can trust in what he can see or feel.
Hope is the opposite of worry.
When I’m worried, I’ve either figured out what I want, and I’m worried that it won’t happen … or, I’ve figured out all the terrible things that could happen, and I’m worried that they will.
When I hope, I put no constraints on the future.
I make my requests known to God, with thanksgiving for whatever He may choose to do. And, when I’m hoping, my heart is thankful for all of the incredible things that He already has done for me.
But if we hope for what we do not yet have, we wait for it patiently.
That’s what I’ll think about today.