DEFINITIONS OF HOPE

  1. HOPE IS “AN ANTICIPATION & BELIEF IN GOD FOR GOOD IN ALL OF LIFE” (hope which brought a “new experience”). True HOPE is all about belief in God for good in all of life – an anticipation for good in all of life & in the future – that changed everything.  This is the greatest onramp to a relationship with God
  • (Psalm 27:13 – I would have despaired unless I would have believed that I would see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living!)
  • Romans 5:5 – the Bible says HOPE is that which ‘does not disappoint’ because of the ‘love of God’ poured out into hearts.

 

  1. Hope enables us to see a very, very, very long way out! Hope enables us to see another future.
  • Hope is a FORCE with a LONGEVITY, a PERSPECTIVE, a MYSTERIOUS MIRACLES of the DISCOVERY OF GOD.

 

  1. Hope is a “chosen desire”expectation of fulfillment
  • Hope is to long for with expectation of obtainment (strength)
  • Hope is to expect with desire
  • Hope is a desire accompanied by confidence of fulfillment

 

  1. HOPE IS A “PERSPECTIVE OF ABUNDANT LIFE”). Hope was once a distant, ethereal abstract concept but turns into a very specific powerful force that cleanses us from doubt and fear and brings us into a positive view of our present and future.
  • (Psalm 37:9 – those who hope in the LORD will inherit the land)

 

  1. HOPE IS AN “UNSEEN INVISIBLE POWER”. True HOPE is defined as a unseen power that changes the physical & spiritual atmosphere of places from Godless to God-filled
  • Psalm 25:3 – none of those who wait & hope for you will be ashamed

 

  1. HOPE IS “LIFESTYLE”. True Hope is not a concept, or it is not hope at all!  True Hope defines a lifestyle that gives people the ability to walk out of their discouragement and into encouragement, putting themselves into a place of God’s divine daily lifestyle.
  • Psalm 33:20 – daily our souls wait for the Lord; He is our hope and our shield

 

  1. HOPE IS “SOLUTION ORIENTED”. True HOPE is centered on the Solution in God versus the problem
  • Philippians 4:8 – whatever is true, honorable, right, pure, lovely, of good repute; if there is any excellence and anything worthy of praise, dwell on these things!

 

  1. HOPE QUOTES/DEFINITIONS
  • Love SECURES a heart, but hope ADVANCES a heart.
  • First love is sweet, second love is deep, but third love is a FORCE CALLED HOPE.