Hope based on a particular outcome is a fragile thing; it can be smashed by events. Hope based in a particular Person can endure. Whether a miracle occurs or doesn't, we are never alone. "Thou who hast made me see many sore troubles wilt revive me again; from the depths of the earth Thou wilt bring me up again" (Psalm 71:20).
H/T to MamaT at SummaMamas. MamaT was referencing the West Virginia mine tragedy, but this piece of wisdom has applications far beyond that situation.
And today I am reminded that while it is fine to have hope, I should be careful where I place that hope.