Hope leads to faith, and faith to belief. Belief to joy, and in such joy you are made more stronger and more willing to endure. In my greatest of affliction ashamed and a shell of a man, He, faithful and true, presented Himself in all His beautiful splendor to me, and said "I come with a gift." He is my comforter and my helper. My eyes were made open and the veil that covered my aching heart was torn. I beheld His glory and I knew my Highest Joy.
Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ. Amen.
Therefore, having been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom also we have access by faith into this grace in which we stand, and rejoice in hope of the glory of God. And not only that, but we also glory in tribulations, knowing that tribulation produces perseverance; and perseverance, character; and character, hope. Now hope does not disappoint, because the love of God has been poured out in our hearts by the Holy Spirit who was given to us. (Romans 5:1-5 NKJV)