Your hope is only as strong as the object of your hope.
It’s easy to be discouraged with all the problems in the world and all the hurting people around us not to mention our own problems.
It seems as if all hope is lost, who can possibly rescue the situation?
Our hope is not in the presence or absence of problems. Our hope is to be in the One who calls us to an unproblematic world. As long as we are in a fallen world our hope will be tested, our hope is in another world.
For we are saved by hope: but hope that is seen is not hope: for what a man seeth, why doth he yet hope for? (Romans 8:24)
Hope saves us and our hope comes later. If you are looking for a cessation of problems in this life as evidence of faith or the presence of God, you are missing the entire point. Our hope is later, in a place that cannot be tainted with rust, moth or thievery.
Hope is a way of life, it’s the true source of joy. It’s what allows us to persevere and stand for things that the world hates. Hope is the vital center of faith, so much so that faith and hope are used interchangeably (we’re saved by faith and hope).
Where is your hope? Make sure it’s in the right thing as it will shape your entire life.