Be strong and take heart, all you who hope in the Lord.Hope can be a hard-to-find commodity.
Maybe that's not the right way to say it. Hope is marketed every day, everywhere. You see hope offered in infomercials: Look better! Feel better! Fix a body part! Buy this thing! We can make you happy!
Any of this really hope? I'll let you answer that question for yourself.
Have you ever been in the market for hope, real hope? I'm guessing that's part of the human condition - experienced by anyone and everyone. We feel a natural need for hope. We strive for hope. We look for hope.
The Psalm writer was giving a path to real, living hope - remembering the gifts and the wonders God freely offer.
And one of the gifts: Hope. Not infomercial hope, but the real deal.