Wishing and hoping for something in the future is to ignore present reality. (Jesse Deloe, writer)
When someone is hoping, maybe even planning for something unrealistic, something that most likely will never happen, we call that “wishful thinking.” We should prepare for the future, of course, and successful planning demands a pretty clear understanding of present reality. Careful and realistic planning will help to fulfill your hopes for the future.
Hope deferred makes the heart sick (Proverbs 13:12).
Faith shows the reality of what we hope for (Hebrews 11:1).
Three things will last forever—faith, hope, and love (1 Corinthians 13:13).