“I pray that God, the source of hope, will fill you completely with joy and peace because you trust in him. Then you will overflow with confident hope through the power of the Holy Spirit” (Romans 15: 13, NLT).

Hope, the feeling things will turn out for the best, is what keeps us going. Without it, we get depressed, do desperate things or give up on life altogether. Hope is very important to our well-being and is what helps us get up every morning.

Sometimes hope is just that – a feeling. But if our hope is in God, it’s not a feeling, it’s a strong conviction that he has our best in mind and will bring it about. Our expectations can be confidently put in him because he is the source of hope and the only one with the power and will to make all our hopes into reality.