The Lord taketh pleasure in them that fear him, in those that hope in his mercy.
Hope is different than faith. Faith is belief in the Lord. Hope is that what you believe about the Lord applies directly to you.
The Lord is happy when we honor, love, and respect (fear) Him and have hope in His mercy … for us. That hope is a choice. Hope in His promises, hope in His strength, hope in His ability to love and lift us through the trials of life.
Don’t underestimate the power of hope to draw on the powers of heaven.