Gracious words are a honeycomb, sweet to the soul and healing to the bones. Proverbs 16:24
For wisdom will enter your heart, and knowledge will be pleasant to your soul. Proverbs 2:10
uses the phrase, expectation will not be cut off. Hope and expectation are often interchangeable but using a phrase like “I hope so. “, is not as powerful a statement when it sounds like a wish. Expectation is a better word, a faith word, when your expectation is from the Lord.