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What Does Hope Mean to You?

Posted on March 7, 2017
By Fletcher Jonson
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Amy Austin
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89.5 KVNE has its Day of Hope this Friday, March 10.  This is for anyone who has questions about God, the Bible, what it means to be a Christian, how to become a Christian, forgiveness, Salvation, and any other questions you may want answered.

Since we’re having this day, it made me start thinking about the meaning of hope. So, I found an article written by John Piper in 1986.

Here’s what Piper says hope is:
  1. The desire for something good in the future.
  2. The good thing in the future that we are desiring.
  3. The reason why our hope might indeed come to pass.
    Source: desiringGOD.com – Written by John Piper August 1986

Ordinarily, when we express hope, we are expressing uncertainty. However, biblical hope is not just a desire for something good in the future. Instead, biblical hope is “a confident expectation and desire for something good in the future.”

Biblical hope not only desires something good for the future, it expects it to happen. It not only expects it to happen, it is confident it will happen. There is a moral certainty that the good we expect and desire will be done.

This scripture has always been one of my favorites:

“Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see.” – Hebrews 11:1

Hope is a beautiful word with an even greater meaning! So join all of us at 89.5 KVNE for our Day of Hope this Friday, and invite your family, friends and neighbors.

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We’d love to know how God has revealed hope to you or how He is working in your life! Let us know in the comments below!

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