"The hope on the other side of despair is the unique gift of God to those who walk the journey. It is hope not based on anything in particular working out. It is a hope that comes to those who wait and walk at the same time.
It is not just a hope; it is The Hope; a gift not founded on circumstances or successes but a gift that declares that Reality can be trusted after all. Someone is Good somewhere. Goodness is at the beginning and the bottom of all of this. Goodness will win out.
~ from Richard Rohr's Near Occasions of Grace