Hope is misunderstood by scientists as a chemical response, used by politicians as an expensive promise, and manipulated by the religious as an earned state. It’s none of those things. Hope is your confident, comforting, and continuous expectation of experiencing God’s goodness.
“Faith, hope, and love will go on forever” (1 Cor. 13:13a). They are now and always, available to you in every moment of every day. They are your permanent resource, an unending inheritance of God’s grace. They’re who you are in Jesus.
The Bible invites us to pursue love, to make it a primary goal and conscious choice (1 Cor. 14:1). You can do the same with hope and faith. Just as you exercise for the health of your body, work out hope for the health of your soul. Stir it up in your heart and mind by making it the filter through which you see your relationships, circumstances, and your life.
Keep choosing it until it’s your mindset, until it’s natural for you to overwhelm despair and disappointment with every experience you’ve had with his goodness, and all you expect to have.