I always thought of this scripture as a scripture about faith. But really I was thinking about how it talks about hope. The Hope is what provides an anchor for souls. Hope is an active thing. We don't just wait. Hope is to believe in the promises of God, and when we complete our part, He does His part. Hope is the way to defeat discouragement. When we are discouraged, we remember our hope. Then we know that we need to work, and everything will get better. God promises us many things.
-- The Church is True, The Book is Blue