Here’s the truth: it hurts to hope. It takes courage to want something better. Hope always comes with the risk of disappointment--and the bigger the hope the bigger the risk. So we turn away from bigger hopes to smaller hopes. We settle for a small life where we hope for little comforts, a little happiness, and a little peace or significance when Jesus is offering us a rich, life-giving relationship with God. The great thing about God is that He meets us in what hurts the most in our lives and uses it for God’s glory. Whatever hurts the most in your life is where you need hope the most. That is where Jesus wants to meet you.