“LORD, I have hoped for your salvation, and done your commandments.”
“Every man who has this hope in him purifies himself, even as He is pure.”
The hope that Jesus creates in our souls has power; it moves us to overcome the world and do the will of God. Hope in Christ is not like wishing on a star; it is real and sure and strong. “We are saved by hope” (Rom. 8:24) because God’s hope has real power.
Live and rejoice in your hope! This whole world is hopeless, but God has called you out of the world and given you a precious, real hope.