Hope looks forward, Faith knows it has already received and acts accordingly.
In my classes I often emphasize the importance of digging ditches (or preparing for the thing asked for) which shows active faith and brings the demonstration to pass.
(See The Game of Life and How to Play It, page 17.)
A man in my class, whom I called "the life of the party," because he always tried to find a question I couldn't answer, but he never succeeded, asked: "Why is it then, a lot of women who prepare Hope Chests never get married?" I replied: "Because it is a Hope Chest and not a Faith Chest."
The prospective bride also violates law in telling others about it. Her friends come in and sit on the Hope Chest and either doubt or hope she'll never succeed.
"Pray to thy Father which is in secret, and thy Father which seeth in secret shall reward thee openly."
The student should never talk of a demonstration until it "has jelled," or comes to pass on the external.