The other morning I was reading about how one persevere's, especially through suffering and how suffering produces character and it is through that character we get hope.
Hope is being sure of something we cannot see. And having hope comes from troubles.
I do think it is through those troubles and how we look at them that we get character and hope.
God tells us to guard our heart for it is the wellspring of all life- it is from where everything flows. . And God tells us the heart is deceitful above all things. Hence the guarding.
Protect your heart like a keeper protects his goal. Protect it like a knight protects his Queen.
Protect your heart for that is from where-hence all things of your very being flow.
God bless you.
((listening to Chicago "Feelin' Stronger Every Day" and "Here in My Heart"))