I used to “wish”– BUT now I hope. Hope consists of an expectancy that even though in the natural seems a far stretch, if not downright impossible, because it is God’s will that we have hope in HIM, that the impossible becomes possible.
However, wishing has no foundation, no substance in which to attach to. Hope attaches itself to the promises of God and takes root and gives us a base, a sturdiness, an anchor to keep us in the storm, in the waiting, in the process, in the preparation; and gives us an unmovable faith that increases in depth, capacity and strength until we come into that spoken of– expected end.
Be clear on what it is that you are doing. Why wish upon a star when you can hope in the one who created the sun, moon, stars, and all of creation? Speak words of encouragement and of hope and not waste your time wishing for things that can be received from having hope.
For faith is the substance of things hoped for and the evidence of things not seen. Both “wishing” and “hoping” are unseen but only One produces a result.