Kept in Hope

1 Peter 1:5-6 KJV Who are kept by the power of God through faith unto salvation ready to be revealed in the last time. [6] Wherein ye greatly rejoice, though now for a season, if need be, ye are in heaviness through manifold temptations:
 
Having trusted Christ as our Savior, we are kept in that condition by the power of God. We do not have the power to keep ourselves in a saved condition. Salvation is completely the work of God and the keeping of salvation is completely the work of God. Because we are kept, we have an assurance of hope beyond this life. Our hope is in Christ. Our hope and rest comes when we are in heaven. Because we have this hope, we can endure the trials and tribulations of this world. Compared to an eternity in heaven in the presence of our Savior, our trials and tribulations only last for a season.