It is a solemn moment in time when every day we wake up to what seems to be dwindling hope. We have to face our fears of what can happen or what will eventually be based on the events that surrounds us daily. The bible asked this question: what is man that you are mindful of him or the son of man that you visit him? We are made a little lower than the angels and are crown with glory and honor. Even with such words or question we have to look at our surroundings and ask the question; Is there any hope?

How do you define hope? What do you think about when you hear the word hope? Is there a sense of purpose that drive you to hold on to what seems impossible? Hope gives us the reason to look beyond the things that affects us; the things that would drive us to the point of no return. It is looking to the future with expectation for change. It says that there is a brighter day coming with great anticipation for a positive turn around: A cause with a common goal to fight for what is unknown.  In light of the things going on around us today we do not see much, we do not believe much and we do not expect too much. However, hope in itself offers real insight into the future and the great possibilities that is ahead. We all hope for a brighter tomorrow but that also takes faith in pursuit of the goal.

Someone says that hope is: “to cherish a desire with anticipation, to desire with expectation of obtainment, to expect with confidence, to hope without any basis for expecting fulfillment.”

Hope for me is define as: Human Opportunity Privileges and Empowerment. This is my definition of what hope is. I see it this way because in spite of the challenges we face, there is still time to make the adjustment and contribute to a better tomorrow. Be optimistic; expect the best in spite of what you see happening around you. Even when all seems lost and the world around you are dark look with confidence and cherish the desire with great anticipation for tomorrow.

In a world where there is chaos and a dwindling sense of hope many are left to fend for themselves because of the situation created by those they trust to lead them to utopia. Promises have been made but are broken which throw nation and societies into turmoil. Many are weeping as they remember yesterday and are now force to face the future in lack, fears and mistrust. They are asking; Is there any hope? In the matter of globalization, hope is focused on economic and social empowerment. I will ask the question! Really? I look at what is happening in our world and a differing set; a value system that seems out of reach for the common man but once again hope deferred is not hope lost!

The bible says that, “Hope deferred makes the heart sick but a longing fulfilled is the tree of life.” The question is asked by Job; What strength do I have, that I should still hope? What prospects, that I should be patient? The answer I would say is summed up in this: But God will never forget the needy; the hope of the afflicted will never perish. In spite of all that is happening around us let us take heart because the future is bright even though it might look dark at present. Know this, anyone who is among the living has hope. Even a live dog is better that a dead lion! There is not more time for doubt and fear; hold on to hope and you will be alright!