Hopelessness carries a sense of death to possibilities of a better tomorrow. It is unexpected and is accompanied by grief and sorrow as a result of unmet expectations. Only in and by the Lord can we hold fast to the confession of our hope, without wavering.
The loss of what we were joyfully anticipating may make us feel lost. Disappointments bring doubt and hesitation and can hinder us from fully hoping again. Our hope is victorious in the Lord, not in hoping for this or that. Hope is a verb; it demands an object. When our hope is in the Lord, hopelessness cannot remain. Hope in itself is not a power we rely on. The one we place our hope in can bring forth above and beyond what we hope for–as we rest in Him. Our Lord is faithful. We hold fast with a sense of holding firm, securing or tightening our confession of faith. Truly, He holds us in the palm of His hand.
Circumstances of life may make us feel there is little reason for continuing to hope, but the One who made the promise is faithful and will not let us down. Temporary afflictions cannot hinder the increasing glory we walk in, from glory to glory!
Hebrews 10:23 “Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for He who promised is faithful.”