Because God has given us a perspective on the future and we know that He will bring it to pass; Because of who the sovereign God is and what He does for His own, nothing can supersede hop in Him as a source of lasting joy. Those who hope in Him are able to endure the most difficult circumstances of this life by trusting in His plan even when it does not fit our own, after all no matter how uncertain this life seems, God always remains the same. A follower of Christ can look forward even to death with joy, because the Savior has fulfilled the death penalty for all who believe (1 Corinthians 15:54-55) All the glorious facets of Christian hope will be consummated when Jesus returns for His bride (1 Corinthians 1:8). While the believer’s hope will not be entirely complete until the time of that resurrection, the one who chooses to follow Christ possesses a genuine hope that will purify their lives, and thereby verify that they are true believers. Psalm 146:5-6 gives the believer reason to rest in their circumstances, “Happy is he that hath the God of Jacob for his help, whose hope is in the LORD his God: Who made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that is in them; Who keeps truth forever.”