Faith, Hope & Doubt
1 Cor 13:13
The Greek word for “faith” is pistis, meaning “belief” or “confidence.” It can also mean “conviction” or “assurance.”
The word for “hope” is elpis, meaning “expectation” or “confidence.”
Biblical hope is based on faith because it is the confident anticipation of the ultimate fulfillment of that faith.
This kind of hope can become a hurdle to answered prayer when it is misapplied.
As we learned earlier we receive what God has promised us when we pray. Having faith means speaking and affirming this fact until the answer manifests. Hoping is dangerous because it can cancel our prayers.
Doubt is really an insult to God.