clothed in strength and dignity, and she laughs without fear of the future
The process is something like emotional whiplash. Over the course of weeks or months, a certain dream seems within reach, and then, suddenly, I’m exactly where I started. It’s depressing.
So what’s the cure to such heartsickness? Whom or what is my object? Scripture never instructs us to hope in anything but the Lord and His Salvation (Titus 2:13). All other hopes are encompassed within that one, fantastic hope. Anything that happens in my life should be purposed to glorify God and reveal that hope to others.
And when I understand the hope of my salvation, I will recognize anew the power and faithfulness of the One who oversees my life. If He is faithful to redeem my sinful soul through His Son’s blood, He can be trusted in the other areas as well.
In fact, God rewards those who hope in Him. Lamentations 3:25 says: “The Lord is good to those whose hope is in him, to the one who seeks him.” And the Psalmist declares: “No one whose hope is in you will ever be put to shame” (Psalm 25:3). That is refreshing truth. God will never say, “You were wrong about My feelings for you.” His promise is sure."