I was taken aback by her question, “What is hope?” I needed a second to gather my thoughts. To stall, I asked her the same question: “What does hope mean to you?” She explained that she had been “hoping and praying” for an outcome for 13 years and it hadn’t happened yet. She concluded that it was a waste of time to hope.
“We have this hope as an anchor for the soul, firm and secure.” Hebrews 6:19
I lovingly reminded her that if we place our hope in outcomes, we will frequently be disappointed. Because we live in a broken world, we don’t always get the outcomes that we desire. But our faith and hope are in the resurrected Jesus. So, we have reason to hope and reason to trust, even when outcomes are unexpected. He is an anchor for your soul. – Sandi