Hope is such a simple word. However, there are times when the concept can be a little trickier.
When things are going well, it's much easier to conceptualize the idea of hope. It comes to mind and is accessible in application to our lives. We hope we'll get the job and we do. We hope that someone will recover or that our test results will be positive and it happens.
What about when we hope like never before and don't get the results that we wanted? Have we been abandoned? Should we give up? This is the time to be patient with ourselves, take a deep breath and continue to hope like never before. In time, we may find that what we were hoping for was sub par to what actually happens or that we possess a strength we never knew we had. Hope matters!