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Hope Springs!

Alexander Pope wrote "An Essay of Man" in 1733 and from it we get that famous saying " Hope springs eternal"...  In the human breast Man never Is, but always To be blest:  The soul, uneasy and confin'd from home,  Rests and expatiates in a life to come."  To me Mr. Pope  wasn' t exactly giving us much "hope" when he wrote this,   because people usually use this phrase when they feel there is very little hope of what they want to ever happen and it is usually accompanied with a big 'ol sigh.   So what is Hope... the Bible has lot to say about it.  There are so many scriptures about hope; when you have hope, when you do not, even when hope is delayed.  So I would say that it is right up there with faith. Hebrews 11:1 states "For we know that faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen...  S o actually you have to have hope to get to faith. I mean, what would there be (substance) to have faith t