1680 elpís (from elp?, “to anticipate, welcome”) – properly, expectation of what is sure (certain); hope.
Hope is something that is easily translated into a ‘feel-good’ emotional entity. It ranks right up there with joy and love.
We use it a lot just like those words too. “I hope so…” is a common phrase used a lot just like telling someone who is just a friend, “I love you…” We know that love is so much more than that, but so is hope.
24) For in hope we have been saved, but hope that is seen is not hope; for who hopes for what he already sees? 25) But if we hope for what we do not see, with perseverance we wait eagerly for it.
Each year when a new year starts there is always an air of expectation that goods things will come and that this fresh start is a milestone that the old and the bad is past and now new good things will come.
Hebrews 11:1 AMP 1NOW FAITH is the assurance (the confirmation, [a]the title deed) of the things [we] hope for, being the proof of things [we] do not see and the conviction of their reality [faith perceiving as real fact what is not revealed to the senses].