Hope is anticipating the good thing to come. It is the anticipated light at the end of a tunnel, or a pot of gold at the end of a rainbow. It is a silver lining of every cumulus cloud. It is an anticipation of redemption or justice.
When the Jews or indigenous people were decimated, hope brings an anticipation of justice and redemption. Hope is believing in the cycle and seasons of life. Even death brings resurrection– that is hope.
Hope is believing in the redemptive power of life.
As long as there is life, there is hope.