Oh how I love this verse- so simple, yet sometimes so hard to do! During tough times of “affliction” how hard is it to be joyful, patient, and faithful? Don’t we want to do the opposite- complain, grumble and give up!? This verse says that only HOPE, the hope we find in Jesus, can help us to be joyful, patient and faithful…these things are not possible on our own.
Praise the Lord for Hope!