And now abideth faith, hope and charity, these three; but the greatest of these is charity (I Corinthians 13: 13).
If you and your children fare well, and your affairs be to your contentment, I give very great thanks to God, having my hope in heaven.
We also boast of our troubles, because we know that trouble produces endurance, endurance brings God's approval, and His approval brings hope (Romans 3: 4-5).
Hope deferred maketh the heart sick: but when the desire cometh, it is a tree of life (Proverbs 13: 12).
But if we hope for that we see not, then do we with patience wait for it (Romans 8: 25).
Hope deferred maketh the heart sick
Chasten thy son while there is hope, and let not thy soul spare for his crying
Seest thou a man wise in his own conceit? There is more hope of a fool than of him (Proverbs 26: 12).