Proverbs of a 36 yr old man
Your joy is built on hope. Many people chase dreams and stockpile possessions in a vain attempt to capture happiness. But genuine joy comes to those who love God and live according to his wisdom. An honorable desire will be sweet to the soul even if its deferred. Hope is special in this way because a person cannot live without hope. Hope is an essential part of the human mind, without it we cannot survive. It is pleasant to see dreams come true, but fools refuse to turn from evil to attain them. Hope found in Christ springs eternal, but those who detest turning from evil or sin should not expect God to fulfill their hopes. Just an empty joy built on present happiness instead of eternal hope found in Jesus. When you are in the midst of life's trials find reasons to hope. And in addition to earthly hope, be sure to place your hope in heaven knowing that no matter how difficult life gets on earth, in the end all will be well. Our hope is built on nothing less than Jesus Christ, our righteousness. I dare not trust in the sweetest of earthly frames, but wholly lean and depend on Jesus' name.
Study Proverbs 13:12