- Search the Scriptures regularly and meaningfully to find your hope in God’s character, sovereignty, and promises.
- Ensure your definition of hope is ‘certainty’ and not ‘wishful thinking’. Let it become a firm anchor for your soul. (Hebrews 6:19)
- Respond to hope with bold and passionate prayer, engaging ambitiously with God’s plans and promises.
“When seventy years are completed for Babylon, I will come to you and fulfil my good promise to bring you back to this place. For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future… I will bring you back to the place from which I carried you into exile.”
I, Daniel, understood from the Scriptures, according to the word of the Lord given to Jeremiah the prophet, that the desolation of Jerusalem would last seventy years. So I turned to the Lord God and pleaded with him in prayer and petition, in fasting, and in sackcloth and ashes.
Larry Osborne: Daniel had hope in the biblical sense of the word. He had a deep-seated confidence in God’s character and sovereignty. He staked his life on it. It was the lens through which he evaluated his circumstances, made decisions, and determined his actions.
2 Corinthians 3:12
Therefore, since we have such a hope, we are very bold.
Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer.