Hope is not the same thing as optimism that things will go our way, or turn out well. It is rather the certainty that something makes sense, is worth the cost, regardless of how it might turn out.
—Michael Downey, “Gift’s Constant Coming”, Weavings,
referenced in: Reuben P. Job (2013-10-24). A Guide to Prayer for All Who Walk with God (Kindle Locations 435-437). Upper Room Books. Kindle Edition.