To have hope is to have heart.
The core of your being beating in anticipation of what is longed for.
The courage to continue to believe in what is hoped for.
Some believe it's better not to hope.
Hope sets you up for disappointment.
It leads to failure, broken dreams, and a broken heart.
"Hope deferred makes the heart sick..."
~ Proverbs 13:12a
The waiting. The fear. The anxiety.
When this becomes your focus it drains your energy.
Leaves you exhausted.
Yet life embraces both the dispair of disappointment and the relief of fulfilment.
"...but a longing fulfilled is a tree of life"
~ Proverbs 13:12b
To hope is to have courage, from Anglo-French curage, from quer, coer: heart
Having courage is deciding to have a brave heart in the face of fear and logic.
Intentionally shifting focus from a fearful calculating mind to a trusting courageous heart.
And there is always hope to have.