“Now hope that is seen is not hope. For who hopes for what he sees? But if we hope for what we do not see, we wait for it with patience.” Romans 8:24

From the Complete Word Study Dictionary we find the meaning of two words;
 hope and patience ~

1679. ἐλπίζω elpízō; from elpís (G1680), hope. To hope, expect with desire

5281. ὑπομονή hupomonḗ; gen. hupomonḗs, fem. noun from hupoménō (G5278), to persevere, remain under. A bearing up under, patience, endurance as to things or circumstances. This is in contrast to makrothumía (G3115), long- suffering or endurance toward people. Hupomonḗ is associated with hope (1 Thess. 1:3) and refers to that quality of character which does not allow one to surrender to circumstances or succumb under trial.

We find in this verse simple hope.  An expectation with desire is the beginning of receiving the promise of God but this alone will not achieve receptivity.  We must add to hope patience, the quality of character that does not allow us to surrender to circumstances.  Be not weary in well doing, for in due season we shall reap if we faint not, Galatians 6:9.

Write the vision down, though it tarry, wait for it.  There is an appointed time for every word from God and we must remain stedfast in our expectations, unmoved by what we see.  

The bible tells us our hope is to be founded in God, Psalm 33:18; 42:11 and upon his promises, Psalm 78:7; 119:81,114Our hope is supernatural because it comes from the Father, who is the God of all 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.”  Our patience is supernatural becomes it comes from God, Romans 1:5 “Now may the God Who gives the power of patient endurance (steadfastness) and Who supplies encouragement...”.  What do we have that we have not received?  Our help is truly in the Lord and we are able to endure with the right heart and mind as we find our strength in the Lord.

Our promise is this ~ His hope never shames us because the love of God is shed abroad in our hearts by the Holy Spirit.  Simply meaning, that when we have a misplaced hope, an expectation, something that does not have its origins in God, we have no guarantee that it will come to pass.  We simply have the word of a man and we are strongly exhorted from the word to keep our eyes on God for He is not a man thatHe should lie, for it is impossible for God to lie. He only speaks truth and He watches over his word to perform it.  His word comes with a 100% guarantee to a believing heart.  This heart which stays connected to the love of God is never ashamed because of the confidence it holds in God, their Father, who has promised, “I will not in any way fail you, nor give you up, nor leave you without support. [I will] not, [I will] not, [I will] not in any degree leave you helpless nor forsake nor let [you] down ( relax My hold on you)! [ Assuredly not!].  So we take comfort and are encouraged and confidently and boldly say, the Lord is my Helper I will not be afraid. Hebrews 13:5-6 Amplified translation.

May you be strengthened today to stand still and patiently wait for the salvation that comes from a Father who loves you.