Hope can be the desire for something to happen, for it to be true.
Hope can also be to expect with confidence: trust that something is true.
That second one… sounds a lot like Faith doesn’t it?
At any rate, part of finding happy in the chaos for me is full of hope.
Hope that hard things will pass,
hope that there will always be answers to hard questions,
hope that my work with my children will result in a good upbringing,
hope that I will teach them enough.
My hope also resides in my trust in God and His plans for my life.
There are things I know have been directed by Him. Without doubt.
This leaves me full of, and relying, on hope.
The hope that is trust, is harder to grasp,
especially in chaos, and stressful times.
But it is that hope springs happy out of the chaos.
More than that, we rejoice in our sufferings, knowing that suffering produces endurance, and endurance produces character, and character produces hope, and hope does not disappoint us because God’s love has been poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit who has been given to us.
Romans 5: 3-5