Hope cannot be divorced from lament; our hope for tomorrow has a context in the suffering and sorrow that surround us today.
To thirst for God, to seek after His teachings and long for His presence, is to adopt the posture of the psalmist in Psalm 119.
The author of Ecclesiastes reminds us there is a time for everything and a season for every activity under heaven. There is a time to be born and a time to die, a time to search and a time to give up, a time to weep and a time to laugh, a time to mourn and a time to dance. Yet, sometimes it feels like there is more sadness than laughter, more mourning than joy.