The Bible has quite a lot to say about hope. Biblical hope has as its foundation faith in God. Unfortunately, the word hope in the English language often conveys doubt, anxieties, stress and nothing to look forward to. For instance, “I hope it will not rain tomorrow.” Implies our tomorrow won’t be sunny.
In addition, the word hope is in the English language is often followed by the word so. I hope so… It’s the answer many people give when asked if they think that they’re going to heaven when they die. They say, “I sure hope so.” However, that’s not the meaning of the words usually translated “hope” in the word of God.
In the Old Testament the Hebrew word batah carries a meaning of confidence, security, and being care free it carries no concept of doubt. In the New Testament the Greek hopeis or elpis/elpizo means we can walk in a confident expectation or assurance based on a foundation built on the solid rock Jesus Christ.
One of the scriptures the includes the meaning of hope is Hebrews 11:1. “Now faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see.” This scripture says to believers “There is no doubt about it!” I can be hopeful, and I have something to look forward to. We can find hope in rainy days as well as the sunny ones because our hope has been built on nothing less than Jesus blood and his righteous.
Brighter Day our Biblical hope is a reality and a feeling that all is well. We don’t have to doubt because we know that God always keeps His promises. Look up! Be hopeful! Praise God in the sanctuary because there’s Gonna be a Brighter Day with Jesus.