We are living in turbulent times. Hope is being promised from everyone from the president to infomercials. The problem is, the hope they promise is not a lasting hope. As Christians, we have a hope that is eternal. Hope that comes from the assurances in God's Word. In Jeremiah 29:11, God promises us a hope and a future. In Romans 15:13 we are told, "Now may the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you believe in him, so that you may abound in hope by the power of the Holy Spirit." It is the power of the Holy Spirit that will allow us to abound in hope.
So, are you hopeful or hopeless? That answer seems to me to be in whether or not you believe God's Word. Let us believe and have HOPE!