What is the meaning of HOPE?

What is the meaning of HOPE?

 Instead of wishing or hoping for something to happen, a person of faith  knows that their hope is solid, concrete evidence because it is grounded in the Word of God and we know that God cannot lie (Heb 6:18; Num 23:19).

A person of faith has a hope that is “the assurance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen” (Heb 11:1).

According to Merriam Webster Dictionary   hopedhoping intransitive verb

* to cherish a desire with anticipation :  to want something to happen or be true hopefor a promotion hoping for the best I hope so. 

* archaic :  trust transitive verb

According to the Cambridge Dictionary

 Hope examples as a verb and a noun

Hope as a verb 

After hope, we often use present verb forms even when there is reference to the future:

We hope she passes her driving test next week.

I just hope the bus is on time tomorrow. 

Warning:We don’t normally use hope in the negative:

I hope it doesn’t rain. 

The past continuous of hope is used to make polite statements and, especially, polite requests:

I was hoping to have a word with you, Professor O’Malley.

We were hoping you could lend us your car while you were in America.

 Hope as a noun

We can use hope as a countable noun:

In 1938, there was still a hope that war could be avoided.

After the election, their hopes were high, but five years later nothing has changed.

When we mean hope in general, we do not use an article:

You must never give up hope.

I recall a slogan stated by the  Reverend Jessie Jackson at the 1988 Democratic National Convention

 You must not surrender! You may or may not get there but just know that you’re qualified! And you hold on, and hold out! We must never surrender!! America will get better and better. Keep hope alive. Keep hope alive!

 

  As someone who understands the struggle I say to you NEVER GIVE UP!

Society has a way to make you feel down about who you are, and what you are purposed to do.

Just hear the words of my  Big Mama, as she would say to me… I was once lost but now I am found, I was blind but now I see.

So the next time you need hope look yourself in the mirror and say I love me when you need encouragement.

Stay Focus

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