We were warned by Jesus that our time on earth will be filled with hardship, trials, mistreatment and pain. With all of this going on in people’s lives, it’s no wonder our hope starts to shrivel up. Hope is not just a feel-good emotion, according to research, but it’s part of a cognitive-motivational system. Positive psychologist Charles R. Snyder believed there was more to hope than accepting it was just a feeling. A person with hope has the will and determination that goals will be achieved. “To hope for something is to desire that thing, and to believe, rightly or wrongly, that the probability of it happening, though less than one, is greater than naught,” Psychology Today reported. What kind of life did God promise us? Well, it’s one that is not very easy or obvious at times. But the good news is we can master hardship and can crush giants by using hope as an armament. Here are 6 strategies for enhancing your hope today.