Symbiotic Relationship Between Faith and Hope
Faith believes God to be truthful: hope waits for him to display his truthfulness at the appropriate time. Faith believes that God is our Father: hope reckons that he will always act as such towards us.
Faith believes that eternal life has already been given to us: hope waits for the day when it will be revealed.
Faith is the foundation on which hope is built: hope feeds faith and keeps it alive.
- John Calvin, Truth For All Time: A Brief Outline of the Christian Faith (Edinburgh: Banner of Truth, 2008), 85-6.