Now may the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you believe in him, so that you may abound in hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.
[Rom 15:13 NET]
In spiritual as in earthly things there is great strength in hope, and, therefore, God’s people are carefully to cultivate that grace. A well–grounded hope that, having been made new creatures in Jesus Christ, we are His; that with our names, though unknown to fame, written in the Book of Life, we have grace in possession and heaven in prospect; that after a few more brief years, pure as the angels that sing before the throne, we shall be brought with gladness into the palace of the King, to be like Christ and with Christ, seeing Him eye to eye and face to face such hopes are powerful springs of action.
~ Guthrie ~