I have hope

I have hope.  I have a hope that is a certainty--that I have Christ living within simply because I invited Him  in again today; that I have eternal life because whoever has the Son has life; that Jesus is coming again soon.
I also have a hope that is not so certain--that people to whom I have ministered are experiencing a growth in grace and they are cooperating with God to change their lives for the better, even though they have made efforts several times before only to fail again and again.  I am hopeful that something is different this time and victory will be theirs.  God is so wonderfully patient and persistent!