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Always be ready to answer everyone who asks you to explain about the hope you have.
~ 1 Peter 3:15, {new century version} ~
The hope you have. says that hope means:
the feeling that what is wanted can be had or that events will turn out for the best.
a particular instance of feeling as in the hope of winning.
a person or thing in which expectations are centered.
something that is hoped for.
to look forward to with desire and reasonable confidence.
to have a wish.
to trust, expect, or believe.
In the Psalms it talks about hope.
Psalm 16:9
So I rejoice and am glad. Even my body has hope.
Psalm 19:14
I hope my words and thoughts please you. Lord, you are my rock, the one who saves me.
Psalm 25:21
My hope is in you, so may goodness and honesty guard me.
Psalm 31:24
All you who put your hope in the Lord be strong and brave.
Psalm 33:20
So our hope is in the Lord. He is our help, our shield to protect us.
Psalm 33:22
Lord, show your love to us as we put our hope in you.
Psalm 39:7
So, Lord, what hope do I have? you are my hope.
Psalm 62:5
I find rest in God; only he gives me hope.
Psalm 71:5
Lord, you are my hope. Lord, I have trusted you since I was young.
Psalm  71:14
But I will always have hope and will praise you more and more.
Psalm 119:114
You are my hiding place and my shield; I hope in your word.
Psalm 119: 147
I wake up early in the morning and cry out. I hope in your word.

As you can see hope is found over and over in the bible.
There are many more examples not shared in this writing it would be a great word study to do when time allows it.
The point is:
Following up on my last few writings.
I have been doing a lot of thinking and it feels to me
that to trust, to risk, or to love is equal to hope.
For when we hope for something it is a good feeling and it is positive, it is with great anticipation and it is also relational.
In our walk with each other we learn to trust within relationships,
we also learn to risk and to love and that can be hard to do when hurt has been a theme for us.
Then finally we learn to hope.
I think it has to be the last for some of us.
In the end what really matters is our ability to:

Always be ready to answer everyone who asks you to explain about the hope you have.
~ 1 Peter 3:15