To "Hope" is to "Wait". Hope requires the ability to wait for something that is not currently in front of us. Hope and waiting require patience and all three require trust. A hope without trust in God is a "hopeless hope". A hope without trusting in God is merely a wish. Throwing a coin into a fountain or blowing out the candles on our birthday both include wishes. The expectation of fulfillment is low. The same is true with a hope in the absence of trust. However, when we trust, we are able to wait as long as it will take for the hope to be fulfilled.
Lord, please fill me with trust so that my hope is not hopeless.