Against all hope, Abraham in hope believed.
Hope is not giddy optimism. It is faith that God makes good on his promises—fully believing what borders on “too good to be true.”
Abraham “against all hope … in hope believed.” He believed God’s promise to give him a son, even in the face of what was humanly impossible.
Because he was “fully persuaded that God had power to do what he had promised” (Rom. 4:21).
That’s the bottom line of faith and hope—being fully persuaded that God has the power to do what he has promised.
It even gets better than that, for he “is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine” (Eph. 3:20).
Able to do what he has promised; and able to do more than we ask or even imagine.
Never lose hope,
for to lose hope is to lose all.