Losing hope means an acknowledgment, an affirmation, of despair, and that is not the nature of your soul. You do not live to despair; you live to hope. Hope is strength-giving; despair depletes that strength. Despair is never positive or constructive, and never leads to improvement or nurtures growth. There is no point in losing hope.
Hope is its own affirmation. Hope has its own strength-giving qualities. When you hope for something, you hope because you do not have firm evidence that something you wish for will indeed happen. You can only hope. That hope is strengthened through prayer. If you despair and in your desperation cry out to God, that is not an act of desperation. That is an act of hope, faith, and love.
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