Faith is the substance of things, but hope is a necessity. Sometimes people say, “You don’t get anything by hoping.” And that’s true to a certain extent, for there is no substance to hope. But hope is a very important partner to faith. Hope is the goal-setter. Faith is the substance of things hoped for. The substance of “things”—what things? The things you hoped for. What do we hope for? We hope for the things that God has given us.