Some see hope as a foolish thing; a wishful thought harbored by a heart too weak for harsh reality. But to the Spiritually minded person, hope is not a wish, it is assurance given by God that he will do the things which he has promised for his faithful followers.

And hope does not put us to shame, because God’s love has been poured out into our hearts through the Holy Spirit, who has been given to us.

Romans 5:5

So for Christ’s followers, hope is what we feel when our hearts are full of God’s love. Not merely content to wait on a better day, we feel the power of God’s presence here and now, poured out by the presence of his Holy Spirit.

Feel that presence in your life today, and let God’s love cover over the fear and anxiety of this world. Hope does not put us to shame!

Ethan Kirl