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Hope Breakdown

Hope, I do not think it means what you think it means.


Hope is one of those words that people, including myself, throw around without a clear understanding of what it means. And let me tell you, it is hard to have hope, if you don’t really know what it looks like.

So here begins my search for a working definition of hope. One that would help me use this virtue in the midst of trying and uncertain times.

Then I found it, Eureka! Paul’s words in the book of Timothy, “For it is for this we labor and strive, because we have fixed our hope on the living God, who is the Savior of all men, especially of believers.” (4:10)

We have it, our working definition…

Hope: To strive for difficult things because of God’s help.

So lets break this down. Read More →