Everything in this imperfect fallen state has an expiration date attached to it Some people live out their lives placing their hope in temporal things such as people, places and things. Hope in the temporal yield temporal results, because a perfect, eternal hope cannot come from an imperfect world. The only way hope has any real impact is when we anchor it to the One who has real power. Jesus embodied hope for our earthly lives, and He promised a hope filled existence in Heaven for eternity to those who would trust and follow Him.
I rise before the dawning of the morning, and cry for help, I hope in your Word. Therefore my heart is glad, and my glory rejoices; my flesh also will rest in hope.
It s good that one should hope and wait quietly, for the Salvation of the Lord.
Therefore having been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom also we have access by faith into this grace in which we stand and rejoice in hope of the glory of God. And not only that, but we also glory in tribulation, knowing that tribulation produces perseverance, and perseverance, character; and character, hope. Now hope does not disappoint, because the love of God has been poured out in our hearts by the Holy Spirit who was given to us.