Hope = Eagerly Waiting
The word, "hope" is really significant to our family. Mike and I struggled with infertility for many years and didn't know if we'd ever be able to conceive a child. One day, when I was feeling especially low, I came across this verse:
"But if we hope for what we do not see, with perseverance we wait eagerly for it." Romans 8:25 (NASB)
Suddenly, the concept of hope took on a new depth of meaning for me. Hope was no longer a wishy-washy elusive dream. Having hope required perseverance, expectancy, and eagerness. We see this same biblical concept of hope all through Children of Promise, too.