Genesis 2-3 - The story of Creation.
The hope was that god would create light.
Matthew 24:37-38- No one knows the day or hour.
The hope was that everything would be fine, even if things got bad.
Exodus 9:13-14 - Hail
The hope is that the people will be free to worship god.
Exodus 15:22-27- Bitter Water
The Hope is that god would provide fresh water for them.