Our soul waits for the Lord; he is our help and our shield. For our heart is glad in him, because we trust in his holy name. Let your steadfast love, O Lord, be upon us, even as we hope in you. – Psalm 33:20-22 (ESV)
"Hope is such a strong emotion. It has a comforting power that can turn any negative emotion to its extreme opposite: envy to excitement, sadness to joy, anger to optimism, materialism to generosity and bitterness to forgiveness. There is temporary comfort in what the world calls “hope” - hope that your favorite team will score, hope that you get the present you wanted, all based on “things” and “wants”. But imagine the power of hope in Jesus Christ filling your life. The Bible tells us the encouragement and endurance that we find in the Scriptures were written so that we might have hope (Romans 15:4). This heavenly hope that the Lord has blessed His children with gives us the push that we need, reminds us that we have potential and most important that God’s perfect plan for our life includes our God-given purpose.
Still, these wonderful promises of hope that we find in His Word are promises for those who have given their life to Him; those who are saved. Confess and believe that Jesus Christ is Lord and God raised Him from the dead and begin to live a life running over with hope".