Positive Aspects of Hope

  • Christine Vander Wielen, M.S.W., LCSW
  • Series: Dear Rosa

In the past decade, there have been numerous studies on hope, and science has simply  affirmed what God's word has already encouraged us to do.  Researchers have discovered that when a person has hope there is a positive physiological effect on circulation, respiration, and motor function.  Furthermore, having hope can positively alter the neurochemistry in the brain. According to Romans 12:12, we are to "Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer." (NIV)