The Hebrew and Greek words that underlie the English word hope in our Bibles combine two important ideas: waiting and confidence. Biblical hope, as has been said many times, is more than a wish for how things could be. Biblical hope is an absolute confidence that things really are the way God says they are. Hope is confidence that nothing that happens on the world stage or in our own little world had escaped His sovereign care. It’s confidence that if God has allowed a certain trial into our lives, He has......