Your righteousness reaches heaven, God, You who have done great things; God, who is like You? You caused me to experience many troubles and misfortunes, but You will revive me again. You will bring me up again, even from the depths of the earth. You will increase my honor and comfort me once again. Therefore, I will praise You with a harp for Your faithfulness, my God; I will sing to You with a lyre, Holy One of Israel. My lips will shout for joy when I sing praise to You because You have redeemed me. Therefore, my tongue will proclaim Your righteousness all day long, for those who seek my harm will be disgraced and confounded. (Psalm 71:19-24)
Hope catapults us forward. We can trust God, not for specific outcomes we want, but always for the promises of redemption, reconciliation, and provision. We see how God has worked in our lives and place standing stones of testimony, remembrance, and hope. When we know God, we know hope. When we know God, we can claim who He is and trust His faithfulness.
But we must know Him. We must pursue Him. We must proclaim and praise Him.