Sometimes it seems like one is on backward mode, at least getting nowhere, and hardly knowing where to go. We’re left feeling the futility of things; one problem surfacing after another problem is either solved, or put at bay.
That is likely a good reminder to us of both how we need to proceed by faith, keep on keeping on. And how the hope we have is as sure as the hopelessness which marks this present. The hope we have is not fulfilled in ways of the present, such as winning the lottery. It is fulfilled in Jesus, even beginning in the present, with the sure hope that all will be done in the future. The difficulty of the present will be a thing of the past when God in and through Jesus does what none of us can do. A work God is doing even now in and through Jesus; our part, to hold on by faith.