√ Hope is ETERNAL.
(1 Corinthians 13:13 NLT) Three things will last forever–faith, hope, and love–and the greatest of these is love.
(Titus 3:7 NLT) Because of his grace he declared us righteous and gave us confidence (HOPE) that we will inherit eternal life.”
√ Hope has the FINAL WORD.
(Revelation 21:3-5 NLT) … “Look, God’s home is now among his people! . . . He will wipe every tear from their eyes, and there will be no more death or sorrow or crying or pain. All these things are gone forever.” And the one sitting on the throne said, “Look, I am making everything new!” And then he said to me, “Write this down, for what I tell you is trustworthy and true.”
√ Hope is for TODAY.
(Hebrews 6:18-19 NLT) . . . we who have fled to him for refuge can have great confidence as we hold to the hope that lies before us. This hope is a strong and trustworthy anchor for our souls. It leads us through the curtain into God’s inner sanctuary.
(Lamentations 3:20-23 NLT) I will never forget this awful time, as I grieve over my loss. Yet I still dare to hope when I remember this: The faithful love of the LORD never ends! His mercies never cease. Great is his faithfulness; his mercies begin afresh each morning.
√ Hope has a NAME.
(Matthew 12:21 MSG) . . . He won’t walk over anyone’s feelings, won’t push you into a corner. Before you know it, his justice will triumph; the mere sound of his name will signal hope, even among far-off unbelievers.