Christians can have true hope. This hope isn’t wishful thinking, or hoping in someone to rescue them, or hoping in money or a material item. True hope is in Jesus and Him alone. The Bible is filled with verses instructing us to hope in Him. He promises us so much and His values are unchangeable. That doesn’t mean everything will work out as we want it to, but it does mean that we can trust God to work it out for us – His way, His will, to glorify Himself.
Hope in Jesus is not disappointing.
Romans 5:5 And this hope will not lead to disappointment. For we know how dearly God loves us, because he has given us the Holy Spirit to fill our hearts with his love. NLT
We can trust that His hope is best for us.
Hebrews 6:19 This hope is a strong and trustworthy anchor for our souls. It leads us through the curtain into God’s inner sanctuary. NLT
True hope is only in the Lord. We can get help from a caring person, but our dependence is on Him.
Psalm 39:7 And so, Lord, where do I put my hope? My only hope is in you. NLT
Lamentations 3:25 The Lord is good to those who depend on him, to those who search for him. NLT