I love the quote which says, “Hope, like a fleeting ember, may dim in the shadows of despair, but it can be rekindled with the spark of determination and faith.” For followers of Jesus, hope is not a fleeting emotion. Instead it’s a profound, enduring quality that is rooted in faith and trust in God. When our hope is anchored in God, it becomes an unwavering force. This is because our faith in God is a belief in His unchanging character, promises, and eternal love. Even in the face of adversity we trust that He has a greater plan. And this trust sustains our hope. Our faith in God reassures us that He is with us. Constantly, God is guiding us through the storms of life, and working for our ultimate good. This assurance transforms hope from a fragile wish into a steadfast conviction. Allowing it to persist through the most challenging of times, providing comfort, strength, and resilience when we need it most. And by relying on God, we can experience a wellspring of joy and peace that empowers us to endure life’s trials.