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In this week’s Bible study, we will reflect on the meaning of biblical hope and what it means to hope during times of hopelessness.

As we all continue to endure the COVID-19 outbreak, it’s becoming more difficult to be optimistic that circumstances will change for the better anytime soon. Some communities may begin to return to a new normal, but it’s clear that life won’t be going back to the way it was for some time. These are challenging times to be an optimist.

But the biblical story invites us into a different way of seeing human history, from a vantage point of hope. In the Bible, hope is about waiting, not for circumstances to change but for God himself. God’s character and his promises to rescue and restore our world are the only things that endure from generation to generation. And so the only option we’re left with in times of uncertainty is to cultivate the difficult virtue of patient hope in God’s promises.