We may rightfully proclaim the gathering darkness, but the Light is still here for all who desire it’s radiance. The Light still shines in the darkness, and the darkness has NOT, no never, overcome it.
Hope is still active in the realm. A sure hope. The hope that we know we shall receive the promise, but have yet not received. For if we received forthwith, that would be not hope, it would be fulfillment. In fulfillment there is no need of hope. But having not received, we believe as sure as having received. The Hope Giver fulfills every promise. That is the sure hope. Hope deferred, is hope assured in Christ Jesus. g.w.
For in this hope we were saved. But hope that is seen is no hope at all.Who hopes for what they already have?25 But if we hope for what we do not yet have, we wait for it patiently. Romans 8:24-25
God did this so that, by two unchangeable things in which it is impossible for God to lie, we who have fled to take hold of the hope set before us may be greatly encouraged.19 We have this hope as an anchor for the soul, firm and secure. It enters the inner sanctuary behind the curtain, Hebrews 6:18-19