Move your heart closer and closer to God, and He will come even closer to you. But make sure you cleanse your life, you sinners, and keep your heart pure and stop doubting. James 4:8 TPT
I believe the key to hope is in this verse; moving your heart closer and closer to God, keeping your life clean and your heart pure. I think it’s showing us that the closer we get to Him, gaining His perspective and believing and trusting in His promises, we no longer try to make things happen, we trust Him to guide us and rest in His timing for the moment to happen.
When we doubt, it erodes out hope. Like water that washes under a rock, once the dirt is gone, there’s no longer a foundation for it to sit on and eventually it will fall into the water. It’s not that doubt won’t come, it’s what you do with it that makes the difference.
Jesus told His disciples in Mark 11:22-23; So Jesus answered and said to them, “Have faith in God. For assuredly, I say to you, whoever says to this mountain, ‘Be removed and be cast into the sea,’ and does not doubt in his heart, but believes that those things he says will be done, he will have whatever he says.”
Have faith in God. Place your hope in His word. Don’t let doubt cheat you of your promises. You may not be able to make it happen, but that’s what He is for. You do what He says and trust Him with the rest. Put your enemy (doubt) in it’s place and walk on with your hand in His. He will lead you if you’ll allow Him to and trust me, everything will work out alright.