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“While optimism makes us live as if someday soon things will soon go better for us, hope frees us from the need to predict the future and allows us to live in the present, with the deep trust that God will never leave us alone but will fulfill the deepest desires of our heart... Joy in this perspective is the fruit of hope.” ―  Henri J.M. Nouwen,  Here and Now: Living in the Spirit I believe we live in a generation where optimism controls our hearts and our faith is not focused on God's promise but the results of the future to come. I've been thinking about the word hope, and what do I hope for in this life? Hope is a state of anticipation, and it is crucial for healthy human existence, and it is a really important concept in the Bible. I understand one of the Hebrew words for hope is "qavah," which means to wait for a tense expectation. Like a farmer who plants vines in the field and waits for good grapes. I often am hopeful for the next big thing in my life to come,