Hope leads to the greatest goal

Ways to Avoid Losing Hope in Life

Hope is the feeling of expectation and desire for a particular thing to happen or the feeling that events will turn out for the best. Allah commands us to never lose hope in His mercy and forgiveness. Allah catches the attention of mankind by calling out. Without exception, every person has a challenge or difficulty in their life. Losing hope in Allah’s mercy is likened to disbelieving in Allah. The believer calls on Allah in fear and hope: fear of His displeasure, and hope in His mercy and approval of us. Allah says:

إِنَّهُمْ كَانُوا يُسَارِعُونَ فِي الْخَيْرَاتِ وَيَدْعُونَنَا رَغَبًا وَرَهَبًا ۖ وَكَانُوا لَنَا خَاشِعِينَ

“Verily, they would hasten to good deeds and supplicate to Us in hope and fear, and they were humbly submissive to Us.” (Surah Al-Anbiya 21:90)

Hope is being able to see that there is light despite all of the darkness. Hope is that thing inside us that insists, despite all the evidence to the contrary, that something better awaits us if we have the courage to reach for it and to work for it and to fight for it. The very least you can do in your life is figure out what you hope for. And the most you can do is live inside that hope. Not admire it from a distance but live right in it, under its roof. Allah says:

لَّقَدْ كَانَ لَكُمْ فِي رَسُولِ اللَّهِ أُسْوَةٌ حَسَنَةٌ لِّمَن كَانَ يَرْجُو اللَّهَ وَالْيَوْمَ الْآخِرَ وَذَكَرَ اللَّهَ كَثِيرًا

‘Certainly, is for you in (the) Messenger (of) Allah an excellent example for (one) who has hope (in) Allah and the Day the Last, and remembers Allah much.” (Surah Al-Ahzab 33:21)

Hope is the feeling of positivity and an optimistic state of mind which gives an instinct to people those coming ways would be easier than what has been past. We keep moving forward with optimism because hope allows us to envisage a better future or a good outcome. The life of this world is filled with tests, trials, and tribulations but these must be faced with patience and hope. Hope that God will guide you to the best outcome.

Here are some courageous ways to not lose Hope in Life:

  1. Hope is a predictable cycle of behaviour that seals their fate
  2. Hope is a vital bond between the future and the present
  3. Hope approaches everything with a sense of curiosity
  4. Hope is a big dreamer that imagines a better world
  5. Hope being answered by the resources of others
  6. Hope is a positive expectation of a better future
  7. Hope to turn our dreams into concrete goals
  8. Hope to obtain something through petitions
  9. Hope to find stability in our stormy present
  10. Hope can be switched on in times of need
  11. Hope to ensure that things get better
  12. Hope is the action of the Holy Spirit
  13. Hope improves mental wellbeing
  14. Hope reduces sadness and anxiety
  15. Hope to reduce your levels of stress
  16. Hope is a steadfast anchor of the soul
  17. Hope emerging beauty an empty canvas
  18. Hope tends to live in the present moment
  19. Hope consistently seeks out opportunities
  20. Hope  is nurtured through proactive action
  21. Hope encourages you to take positive action
  22. Hope to give life and form his special character
  23. Hope to inspire them towards their desired goals
  24. Hope answers the strong burning desires for happiness
  25. Hope is outreaching desire with the expectancy of good

Hope instead triggers proactive action that helps to improve the situation. Allah teaches us that the greatest hope one can have is to hope in Allah. Hope that one will meet Allah and that’s the greatest success that any one of us can achieve. Waking up to pray to Allah when we are tired is a sure sign of our hope in Allah’s reward.

Ways to be optimistic and positive impacts of Hope when life knocks you down:

  • Prayer allows you to present and pour out your sentiments to God
  • Trust that God is with you and He is close to the broken-hearted
  • Think of problems as challenges so you can be stronger
  • Faith that He will orchestrate everything for your good
  • Believe that you are capable of great things
  • Read or listen to inspiring success stories
  • Do your best and God will do the rest
  • Fill your mind with positive thoughts
  • Look at the bright side of the situation
  • Create a goal list and always go back to it
  • Treat failures as stepping stones to success
  • Work with perseverance and a ‘never-giving-up’ attitude
  • Do not entertain discouraging comments from other people
  • Surround yourself with people who can boost your self-esteem
  • Trusting in God’s power to strengthen your will and make you feel secure

Hope can be a desire for something to happen, a wish for things to change for the better or a particular dream or aspiration. It is important for us to have hope in our lives, important for us to look positively into our future and is a major protective factor in helping us tackle potentially dangerous ideation or intrusive thoughts. Hope is also a very personal thing and it is important that you do not measure your goals influenced by others. Your aspirations are personal and important to you.

The Power of Hope Allah Almighty says in the Holy Quran:

  • “…So be not of the despairing.” (Quran 15:55)
  • “…After a difficulty, Allah will soon grant relief.” (Quran 65:7)
  • “…After a difficulty, Allah will soon grant relief.” (Quran 65:7)
  • “And did He not find you needy then satisfied your needs?” (Quran 93: 8)
  • “And the next life is certainly far better for you than this one.” (Quran 93:4)
  • “God is with you and will never deprive you of your (good) deeds.” (Quran 47:35)
  • “And ˹surely˺ your Lord will give so much to you that you will be pleased.” (Quran 93: 5)
  • “Do not lose heart nor fall into despair! You shall triumph if you are believers.” (Quran 3:139)

Hope is the one thing that can help us get through the darkest of times. If you’re going through a difficult time, or need some inspiration to help guide you in your next phase of life, In fact, hope is best gained after defeat and failure, because then inner strength and toughness are produced. A positive statement propels hope toward a better future, it builds up your faith and that of others and promotes change. Allah says:

الْمَالُ وَالْبَنُونَ زِينَةُ الْحَيَاةِ الدُّنْيَا ۖ وَالْبَاقِيَاتُ الصَّالِحَاتُ خَيْرٌ عِندَ رَبِّكَ ثَوَابًا وَخَيْرٌ أَمَلًا

“Wealth and children are the only adornments of the worldly life, but enduring good deeds are better to your Lord for reward and better for one’s hope.” (Surah Al-Kahf 18:46)

Hope is a positive expectation that we have about a future outcome. Allah makes people recall His blessings. Everyone in this world can relate to the fact that they feel needy in some situations and then they communicate with Allah for easiness in their life. Allah indeed blesses them with what they have asked for and then such people get satisfied with their needs. Allah promises us that every difficulty is a relief. We must never lose hope that our situation will improve. Remember that worry and regret often lead to a cycle of hopeless thoughts.