â€œI hope it rains today.â€ â€œI hope I do well on this test.â€ â€œWeâ€™re hoping the results come back negative.â€ From the trivial to the most profound longings, hope colors every facet of all of our lives. Whether you think about it or not, hope is an attitude that anchors much of your life. When you lose hope you lose your grip on life. Beyond just wishful thinking, hope informs the foundation of our dreams and expectations. That hope is challenged by our circumstances, however, and most particularly by our suffering.