“Hope” implies something future that is guaranteed but that is not yet seen. Men do not hope for that which they already see or possess. (verse 24) It requires the faith and patience as we wait for our hope to be fulfilled. We must run with patient endurance the race set before us before we can claim the prize now and at the end.
And we speak from our essence:
You give us true hope, Lord, hope that is based on the surest thing in all the universe, even on Your promise. Give us the faith to hope for things yet unseen; give us the patience to endure all things without losing sight of our hope. You, Lord, are our Hope and our everlasting Reward. Amen, we claim in The name of Jesus.