God calls us “prisoners of hope”. (Zeph. 9:12)
If you are a prisoner, there you stay - no leaving. The privilege to come and go as you please is revoked.
Our God is a God of Hope and we are “prisoners” of that hope. But, the key is to stay in that place of hopefulness. In the hope-filled place, we will be experientially filled with joy and peace to keep on believing and to keep on abounding in hope.
Now may the God of Hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, that you may abound in hope by the power of the Holy Spirit. ~ Apostle Paul, as recorded in Romans 15:13
STAY in that place of HOPEFULNESS!
Because of Him and Unto Him,