Life is a hope; change is a promise.
I will plant a bulb and hope that come spring days in a few months, green life will poke through the cold ground. The bulb may also rot.
I will nurture a child and hope that come hard times, the deeply-planted love and care will encourage perseverance. It may appear to be for naught.
I will do my best to trust the One Who does all things well, Who sees beyond my view, and Who promises an eternal hope. On days when hope (for me or the ones I love) is hard to see, I will trust His promise.