Have you ever been driving or riding in a car when the gas light comes on?
If you’re like me, instead of panicking when this happens, you look at the light and say, “I think you’re bluffing!” So you call the light’s bluff by driving to church, to Target, and even to a restaurant before stopping to get gas.
There’s no need to panic when the gas light first comes on because even though you’re low on gas, the car still has reserve fuel. The reserve fuel is enough to keep you moving forward until you get to the gas station.
In a similar way, hope provides the fuel you need to keep moving forward. Hope sustains you until you see the manifestation of God’s plan for you. Hope helps you to hang in there in tough times. Hope is your reserve fuel.