It hits you in a moment of startling truth: you don’t have much hope. This painful reality may be caused by the headlines filled with more bad news, a personal tragedy breaking your heart or the fact that you don’t feel God’s presence in your life. So what are you to do since you know you can’t expect God to suddenly rid the world of suffering, pain and evil, eliminate all tragedy from your life, or make you happy all the time? Believe God loves you as a precious child even when you’re not sure you fully believe it. Of course it won’t always be easy, may not seem to make much difference at first, and definitely will take some hard work on your part. But trusting God will bring you what you long for – real hope that makes a real difference in your real life.