Do you believe that hope can get you through anything?

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  1. KimberlyLake profile image85
    KimberlyLakeposted 11 years ago

    Do you believe that hope can get you through anything?

  2. couponsexpert profile image60
    couponsexpertposted 11 years ago

    It's not hope that can get you through anything, it's faith.  When you believe in GOD, you must believe that he is the father looking after you and that whenever you ask for something that is good for you, he will be there to help you get through it. If not now, then after.

  3. Attikos profile image82
    Attikosposted 11 years ago

    No. Hope is a virtue, and you can't get anywhere without it. Faith is much the same. It is not a panacea, though, and is no impregnable defense. Soldiers on battlefields have hope, but they still die.

  4. baygirl33 profile image57
    baygirl33posted 11 years ago

    Perhaps a better answer will come to me later.Right now I feel hope has abandoned me . I hoped and prayed and lost.

  5. short and sweet profile image67
    short and sweetposted 11 years ago

    It depends on how you are looking at hope. If it is hope as in a wishful thinking that you "hope" or "wish" something might happen, then no, it cannot sustain you.  Maybe for a short time it can give you a boost, but in the end it will disappoint you. But, if the object of your hope is Jesus, according to the Bible, hope is an eager expectation, not a wishful thinking. It is tied hand in hand with faith, again not a wishful thinking, but an expectation of the promises that God has made to come true. This is a true hope that can get you through anything, and it's because the object of your faith and eager expectation of fulfilled promises (hope) is in God and not in yourself or not in unstable circumstances. That's what I believe.

  6. twayneking profile image85
    twaynekingposted 11 years ago

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  7. twayneking profile image85
    twaynekingposted 11 years ago

    Hope is an emotion that comes as a result of surviving great trials or tragedies. It is a dangerous thing to rely on emotion to "carry you through".

  8. jeanniedoe profile image57
    jeanniedoeposted 11 years ago

    Yes hope can help someone to get through with anything. There is a saying that behind the dark clouds the sun is still shining. So no matter how difficult life could be as long as you are still hoping for the best of your life you can survive and attain success.

  9. skye2day profile image70
    skye2dayposted 11 years ago

    Kimberly, Good question. A thinker question. Hope is an emotional state and expectation that something will work out. Hope is a good state. Many feel hopeless. Hope will not get me through. What gets me through is Jesus Christ and my faith in His promises and word that has never changed and is always the same. Everything changes but I have assurance in Jesus and He will always work things out. It does not mean no pain but in pain is gain. Faith is the substance of things hoped for and the evidence of things not seen. Jesus will always be with His children He will never leave us nor forsake us. I know He is with me and for me. I am living proof. Hope, Well I hope and pray many would come to Jesus. I keep the faith and know Jesus is the answer to hope. He answers prayer. Hope this makes sense to you. God Bless U.

  10. zzron profile image58
    zzronposted 11 years ago

    To me hope is the same thing as being optimistic. Having a positive attitude and being optimistic is the driving force for perseverance and persistence.

  11. Stigma31 profile image60
    Stigma31posted 11 years ago

    Hope alone will not get you what you want or desire. It takes work and perseverance, to get those things. Some things you may never get but always hope for, like world peace. There are a variety of states of hope. You could hope that you and a friend that had a falling out get back together, this kind of hope is acheivable, but only if you both want it. You can hope you get a good job, this generally takes a positive attitude, networking, and/or a solid lead/connection. If you just hope for something and don't put any effort in it, it probably won't happen. I don't know why people are linking hope and faith, those things are not the same thing.You can hope God is real, but Faith you believe he is good to have both. It is always good to have a glimmer of hope, even in the worst of times, It gives you the will to push forward and possibly better your situation, but without hope, all is lost. I hope you like my explanation....

  12. ALB21467 profile image60
    ALB21467posted 11 years ago

    Hope cannot get you anything, without doing nothing!

    Hope is what's keep you motivated, maybe?

  13. sharewhatuknow profile image60
    sharewhatuknowposted 11 years ago

    I can hope all day long and get nothing. My belief is what gets me through...  I hope I become a millionaire by winning the lottery.

    There you go, no hope there.

    Believing that when I die, I don't die, but go from life to life is MY hope.

  14. smzclark profile image60
    smzclarkposted 11 years ago

    i believe that belief (and hardwork) can get you through anything. i don't believe that just hope is enough. hope can keep you going for a while, but hoping for the best and not working to make the best happen is setting yourself up for disappointment.

  15. HOOWANTSTONO profile image60
    HOOWANTSTONOposted 11 years ago

    There is only one "Hope" and his name is Jesus Christ, unless he is your personal Savior, and God, then you will have no hope, except your own efforts.

    Jesus Christ is true hope, and not just choice sayings, and wishful thoughts.

  16. chasemillis profile image75
    chasemillisposted 11 years ago

    No, you have to actually DO something. You need hope, but it has to work with action in order to be successful

  17. Cassie Smith profile image60
    Cassie Smithposted 11 years ago

    No, I think you do what you can to get you through and anything that you have no control over, you pray.  And then realize that if things go badly, embrace the experience.  We are not meant a life free from suffering. but have faith that things will get better and work towards what you want and things usually turn around.  And sometimes it takes time.  A long time.

  18. katielrose profile image61
    katielroseposted 11 years ago

    You need hope to get by. Without hope that things will get better, that it will all work out in the end, you tend to just give up. Hope is the fuel that makes life work, but it is only one component. Hope will get you through dark times, but effort, friends and family, the passage of time, or a little bit of luck will get you out of them.

    1. KimberlyLake profile image85
      KimberlyLakeposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      Thank you for your excellent and passionate input

  19. 6hotfingers3 profile image61
    6hotfingers3posted 11 years ago

    Yes, I believe hope and action can get you through anything. Hope is a form of faith. When a person has faith, they can see opportunities they may not have seen when the problem arrived. Hope is believing and believing is an action that also shows you opportunities you may not have seen beforehand. The people held in  concentration camps and lived to tell about them have one thing in common. They believed there was a way out of their situation. Their hope kept them alive and enabled them to endure inhumane circumstances. Hope is at the core of 99.9% of successful people's success.

  20. jeyaramd profile image66
    jeyaramdposted 11 years ago

    What would life be without hope. Hope gets through life. It gives us a feeling that things will be better down the road. A person who has a prognosis for 6 months to live must have hope. She must still look forward to today and tomorrow. Hope is optimism for life. The ability to see the little possibilities. We see hope when we raise children. Hope when we first embark on life. Hope when we are separated from someone we have been married for years. Hope when you are unemployed with a mortgage and family t support. Hope when you start university. Hope when you hold your first grandchild in your arms. Hope for the possibilities of life. Hope that we will be all that we dream to be. Hope with persistence will get you to your destination. Hope also makes us enjoy the journey. Think of how life would be like if we were hopeless. Great question

  21. vicki simms profile image68
    vicki simmsposted 11 years ago

    I believe that hope along with positive thinking and a positive atttude to go with it will make your life more bright. If you think negative then negativity will follow you smile

  22. Nellieanna profile image69
    Nellieannaposted 11 years ago

    Hope - or a positive, optimistic view of whatever it is - is a key part of motivation.  Without hope that it could and probably will happen, the required EFFORT and receptivity to opportunities which could promote it would probably languish and fizzle along the path.  Also, without the effort and openness to opportunities to reach the goal, hope is, indeed, just wishful thinking.  The more fizzling that happens to a person, it seems like the weaker both the person's abilities to hope and to put forth effort seem to diminish. 
    Baygirl -You have today.  It's how you use it that will matter.  One must accept the answers one gets when one hopes and prays as being for the best and not giving up is the most important thing.
    I sense that positive receptivity to things one would like happen truly does promote their likelihood.  It seems that a subconscious awareness of subtle influences and opportunities is set into play when one has a truly positive attitude.  Of course, if nothing is DONE about it - or if it's ignored - it won't help.

  23. profile image52
    michelegoldsteinposted 11 years ago

    If that hope is backed with a strong belief system, including a belief in something greater than ourselves existing in this universe and conspiring for our greatest good (even if we dont recognize it yet).

  24. profile image50
    Jahan917posted 11 years ago

    I don't believe hope can get through anything, it's much like believing just 'praying' can solve your answers, you have to take action and achieve something, that's been a long standing problem with humanity in general, they believe hoping does things.

  25. pstraubie48 profile image81
    pstraubie48posted 11 years ago

    not ANYTHING.....not in an of itself...but i believe that without hope it signals a kind of giving up and giving in to whatever is at issue....hope can keep one who is faced with insurmountable difficulties to keep on trying...keep on plugging away hoping for that better day, that better time, that for which they seek to come to fruition. and, if that which is hoped for does not materialize nothing is only hopes with no action. hoping without action will gain one nothing.

    hope is accompanied by positive energy in my life. thinking positively has given rise to more hope for a new day...and facing some of the things our family has faced has proven to be a way to circumvent fear and an 'i give up' attitude.

  26. mcleodgi profile image61
    mcleodgiposted 11 years ago

    From my experience, if you lose hope, you blindside and put yourself at great risk negative karma. I also agree with chasemillis and several others here that if we don't step up to the plate and do our part of the action, that's the same thing as deciding that everything will remain the same. Your goal won't be achieved and it also puts you at risk for negative karma. Even psychology (especially social psychology) emphasizes that attitude is everything, it can either make or break you. Having an attitude of hope in your every endeavor is always best. Peace

  27. howtohandbook profile image61
    howtohandbookposted 11 years ago

    Yes, certainly!

    Hope is what led a band of colonists to rise up against an empire; what led the greatest of generations to free a continent and heal a nation; what led young women and young men to sit at lunch counters and brave fire hoses and march through Selma and Montgomery for freedom's cause. Hope is what led me here today--with a father from Kenya, a mother from Kansas; and a story that could only happen in the United States of America. Hope is the bedrock of this nation; the belief that our destiny will not be written for us, but by us; by all those men and women who are not content to settle for the world as it is; who have courage to remake the world as it should be.

    BARACK OBAMA, speech, Jan. 3, 2008

  28. profile image32
    neiluposted 11 years ago

    Good job skye2day, is a very good answer. Yes, this is what hope is all about. You have to have faith in something to have hope. My hope is my Eternity with my Lord and Saviour too. I do not think that hope works without faith.
    Can hope get you through anything, depends on how your personality is made up. Some people aspire to be rich but never get there. Is this because of a human trait of greed and selfishness? Or are you genuine enough to put money from a lottery for example to help others-- this maybe a better way to look at it for some. Not that you buy a lottery ticket in hope to win it for the better of someone else. I would think that there still would be abit of selfishness there.
    This subject can expand grossly, so where do you stop? Sky2day connected aptly.

  29. lalhtt profile image61
    lalhttposted 11 years ago

    No, there are possibles and impossibles in the world. Hope alone will not get you anything. But one thing is for sure - it is your mind. If you have clear conscious about your target there will be 99% possibility of getting it. According to lord Buddha's teaching it is very important to have perseverance and clear conscious to reach your target. If some one can live without harming (Physical or verbal) his neighbors (people around him) he will have very clear conscious because everyone will show him friendly attitude. For a person like him it will not be a difficult task to reach his goals.

  30. Lady Wordsmith profile image77
    Lady Wordsmithposted 11 years ago

    If you see hope as just a word to describe positive thinking, then yes, I think that hope that get you through anything. 

    My family has just had a terrible year, with members being diagnosed with cancer, some surviving, some, sadly, not.  We miss those who died.  My own mother has had the worst year of her life, undergoing the gruelling treatment for aggressive breast cancer, and had to put up with extreme side effects that most people don't suffer these days because of anti-sickness drugs and so on.  Nothing worked for my mum, and her suffering was acute and sustained.  But we laughed our way through the year, laughed in the face of all the horrible stuff, and we got through it.  It was partly what we might call hope - and partly because of the way we have conditioned ourselves to be.  I suppose we might say, within my close family, that we have achieved a sort of enlightenment - we achieved this before cancer, so that when cancer arrived we already had the tools to know how to deal with it.  We already knew that every day was a gift to be treasured (I don't mean a gift from God), that we should live it to the full, that there are always people who are worse off in the world who need our compassion and understanding. 

    For us, this has nothing to do with faith or God, because we are all atheists.  This is to do with the universe, and knowing our place in it, and understanding that we're just part of a bigger picture of something extraordinarily beautiful, and that our suffering is beautiful too, just by the simple fact that it exists. 

    The threat hasn't lifted from my mum yet - and we will always worry that cancer may come back and get her in the end - but that will never make us give up hope, and our positivity.  We already understand that we will die, all of us, and we have already accepted that.  Once you've accepted that death will happen, and that you can't know when it might be, it's possible to see everything as a wonderful and beautiful miracle (I don't mean a miracle as ordained by God).

    That's how I live my life.  It makes me happy, blissfully smile

  31. lone77star profile image74
    lone77starposted 11 years ago

    Hope is a strong word for some. For those, yes. Where "hope" means "perfect confidence," then certainly, yes!

    Such perfect confidence (only achievable through the Holy Spirit) can accomplish anything. It has the power of creation of the Father behind it. And, after all, it is His universe.

  32. Abundant old soul profile image79
    Abundant old soulposted 10 years ago

    I believe very strongly that Hope provides the inspiration for you to put in the perspiration to make things happen. I have faith that God has my back. I hope that when I see him/Her, that I will be saved. My assurance comes from the Bible and other great books of all religions. Hope is the fuel that makes my car go. With no fuel- I run out of gas, rust away and eventually get crunched in the scrap heap.With hope only, I get full of thinking and not doing, and eventually waste the gifts hat have been granted to me. There is an entire study and quantified psychology around Hope. I am most familiar with CS Snyder.


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