Another way of at looking at the word hope is to view it as confidence. As our confidence is in the LORD our awareness of courage and the strength of our heart is increased. Confidence in the LORD is increased as we give our heart attention to that which matters. What matters is to live in such a way that our expression emanates the influences of the LORD moment by moment day by day. This does relate to being conscious of what we are emanating and adjusting as necessary to stay in this way. I have begun to present HeartMath tools that are helpful in this regard. Reference my DrSteveVentola.com link to note my posts accordingly.
HeartMath was created out of the intention of Doc Childre to find a greater communion with God. I have found it very helpful also in this regard. It is good to bring what I love in inner sense to find greater expression through the means of my outer work. May my example help you to do the same.