Are you a hopeful person? What are you hoping for? What is hope anyway?
You can only hope for something if you have faith that it can be!
Hebrews 11:1, “Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see.”
If I do not believe something, then how could I have hope for it? Faith moves me past what I can see and allows me to hope for what is not seen yet. So, it is important who or what I am putting my faith into! Can I believe it? Can I put my faith and trust in it?
Hope is encouragement, but faith is a confident assured foundation. For example, I am encouraged with great hope that my eternal future is in heaven, because of my faith in Yeshua Jesus and confidence in His promises….He has assured us that He went to prepare a place for us and will return to bring us to Himself and that in Him is life eternal. He exemplified this in His resurrection from the dead. That is our faith in action, producing confident hope because we are assured of what we do not yet see!