Hope can be like a deep river. On the surface the waters are choppy and unpredictable but near the bottom of the river, the waters are calm and sure. Therefore, I have found, the deeper you dig, or the deeper you hide in God, the calmer the waters. I have also found that it apparently shows to those around us. I did not find this calmness in easy times; I found it in difficult times. I found it in turmoil; things were so troubled on the surface that I had no choice but to go deeper to find peace. I think this is one thing missing in the body of Christ. I don’t know what kind of situation you are in. I know what I am in. And this I know: Though the fig tree may not blossom, nor fruit be on the vines, though the labor of the olive may fail, and the fields yield no food, though the flock may be cut off from the fold, and there be no herd in the stalls – yet – I will rejoice in the God of my salvation. The Lord is my strength and He will make my feet like deer’s feet and he will make me walk on high places. Hab. 3:17-19. Let’s dig deep and hide in Him! He is our hope and peace.