The writer of the book of Hebrews understood there was a potent connection between hope and faith. They also understood that there was an important difference, so they wrote:
Faith is the substance of things hoped for;
the evidence of things not seen.
Or as the New International Bible translates it:
Faith is the confidence of what we hope will actually happen;
it gives us assurance about things we cannot see.
Faith and hope. That connection is important because all too often what we really want is certainty that the things we hope for will come to pass. That isn’t faith; it is magical thinking.