How to Hope

Romans 8:24-25

For we are saved by hope: but hope that is seen is not hope: for what a man seeth, why doth he yet hope for?
But if we hope for that we see not, then do we with patience wait for it.

How do we hope?

The above verses tell us that we "wait patiently for it."

I'll admit that is easier said than done!

But it does give us a goal, doesn't it? Sometimes it helps to simply know how to pray for hope.

Then there are times when we have no idea how to pray. That's ok. God has an answer for that too.

Romans 8:26-27

Likewise the Spirit also helpeth our infirmities: for we know not what we should pray for as we ought: but the Spirit itself maketh intercession for us with groanings which cannot be uttered.
And he that searcheth the hearts knoweth what is the mind of the Spirit, because he maketh intercession for the saints according to the will of God.

We must remember that God knows the future as well as He does the past. He knows what is in store for us in every situation.

When we have no hope, and we are not able to wait patiently, we can go before His throne and just simply "be" there.

There is no need for us to try to put into words the deepest longings of our hearts. He knows. His Spirit helps us.

He makes intercession for us. (intercede – to mediate between parties with a view to reconcile those who differ or contend.)

He brings our hearts and desires into agreement with the will of God; and He promises that no matter what happens in that circumstance that we are facing, it will work out for our best.

Romans 8:28

And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.

We can hope in His promises, and wait patiently for His blessing, knowing that every situation in our lives will bring about His blessing and benefits to us.

God is trustworth, and we can safely place our hope in Him.