You are my refuge and my shield; I have put my hope in your word.
Biblical hope is defined as a confident expectation. It’s not wishful thinking, for example “I hope you feel better”, it is waiting in expectation of seeing God fulfil his promises.
It’s not about WHAT we are hoping for; it’s about WHO our hope is in. Our hope should not be in our abilities, in other people or in our job or money (inversely we should not lack hope because we feel that we lack skills, relationships or finance).
God is our safe place and our protection. The Bible says He is ‘an ever-present help in trouble’ (Psalm 46:1). We can choose to put our hope in God and His word (the Bible), which is full of His promises for us. Then we can wait with a confident expectation to see God’s promises fulfilled.
Today, why don’t you look up some of God’s promises? You could write them on a post-it note and stick it to your bathroom mirror or at the top of your computer screen to remind you of the promises He has made to you.