Do not confuse Hope with expectations. To hope is to know that something is possible and to be ready to take action in a timely way. To expect is to believe you are omnipotent and that you actually can make it happen.
"Your crown has been bought and paid for. Put it on your head and wear it." — Dr. Maya Angelou. And the dazzling light with which it sparkles is the Holy Spirit growing inside you...blinding the darkness and nurturing the good.