Do you know the difference between wishing and hoping? Hope looks forward and is based on the expectation of fulfillment. Wishing is an expression of preference that can be disconnected from reality. You may wish that things had been different in the past, but you have no hope for that. Wishful thinking has a negative connotation, but being hopeful does not. You may note that hope is a Biblical concept while wishing is not. You don’t know what the future holds, but you can have hope for the future since you know the one who holds the future, and this isn’t just wishful thinking.
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