I found a verse that shed some light on my hopeless topic. (2 Nephi 31:20)
Wherefore, ye must press forward with a asteadfastness in Christ, having a perfect brightness of bhope, and a clove of God and of all men. Wherefore, if ye shall press forward, feasting upon the word of Christ, and dendure to the end, behold, thus saith the Father: Ye shall have eeternal life.
This verse brought to me some HOPE. Hope is something to strive for. Hope is trusting that God will keep His promises with us. Hope is the willingness to press forward with steadfastness not knowing the end result. From this verse we find a blessing of being hopefully, to receive eternal life ( To life with our loving Heavenly Father again!!).
Hope is the attribute that keeps us cheering for the underdog. I have always found enjoyment in seeing the not so victorious win one, or to see the nobody become a somebody. Other people need us to have hope in them.
us, as disciples, reach out to all
who, for whatever reason, have
‘moved away from the hope of
the gospel’ (Col. 1:23). Let us
reach to lift hands which hang
– ELDER NEAL A. MAXWELL
“BRIGHTNESS OF HOPE,”ENSIGN, NOV. 1994, 36
Hope in my opinion is an attribute we all to often under estimate. Hope leads to a drive to change. Change allows us to reach to our happiness. I invite all to take this helpful quiz found in Preach My Gospel (with a few minor changes), that helps us see if we are hopeful or hopeless....
-One of my greatest desires is to inherit
eternal life in the celestial kingdom of God.
-I am confident that I will have a happy and
successful life. (D&C 31:3–5)
-I feel peaceful and optimistic about the
future. (D&C 59:23)
-I firmly believe that someday I will dwellwith God and become like Him. (Ether 12:4)
Do you have hope?