In his desire to hurt us, Satan would like nothing better and could do nothing better than to make us think that all hope is gone. He knows that as long as there is a single thread of hope to which we cling that help is on the way. It is only when we release our grip and give up in despair that the evil one can hurt us as he desires. Regardless of what you are going through help is possible if you don’t give up hope.
Christian theologian Richard John Neuhaus was being driven from an airport to a speaking engagement. During the drive, one of his hosts went on and on about the disintegration of the American social fabric and the disappearance of Christian values and virtues from the culture. After what was a tedious drive listening to the man talk, Neuhaus finally was able to offer a response: “The times may be bad, but they are the only times we are given. Remember, hope is still a Christian virtue, and despair is a mortal sin.”
It may be true that Christian values and virtues are disappearing, but there is one virtue that should remain as long as a single Christian survives: the virtue of hope. Regardless of how bleak the circumstances, hope can continue. Hope cannot be taken from the Christian—it can only be surrendered. And as long as God exists, there is reason for the Christian to hope. After all, it is God who is in charge of the present and future, not society or culture.
Whether your concerns are cultural or personal, as long as you refuse to surrender your hope in God, you will live to praise Him another day.( Turning Point)
What oxygen is to the lungs, such is hope for the meaning of life.