Hope is the thing with feathers that perches in the soul. (Emily Dickinson, 19th century American poet)

Hope, like love, is one of the prominent themes in literature and music. It is, also, thought of very lightly as a mere expression of desire, e.g., “I hope it won’t rain tomorrow.” That kind of wishing may be sustaining for a brief period, but it can’t last or provide confidence. Biblical hope, however, is the result of faith placed in One who is the great promise-keeper.

We put our hope in the Lord. He is our help and our shield. (Psalm 33:20)

This hope is a strong and trustworthy anchor for our souls. (Hebrews 6:19)