Romans 5 declares that “hope does not disappoint, because the love of God has been poured out in our hearts by the Holy Spirit who was given to us.” Our hope is not in outcomes, in opportunities or our own understanding. Our hope must be built by the fact that the Holy Spirit has been given to dwell within us. Hope is built by the presence of God, it is sustained by the presence of God and it is fulfilled by the presence of God. My prayer today is that we would reconsider hope and that we would not make it about us, about our wants, our dreams and our desires but that we would allow hope to be completely dependent upon God, His love, His righteousness and most of all His presence. Hope does not disappoint when we realize that the fullness of all things is found in the presence of God.