Hope is the anticipation that the outcome will be good.
Worry is the anticipation that the outcome will be bad.Faith is the anticipation that whatever the outcome, it will be for our good.
My youngest brother is in Germany serving for 2 years as a missionary for our church. He gets home on October 1st! It has been difficult for him to not be here while all of this is going on in our family, but he is staying strong. Here is a quote from his letter of yesterday:
"This past week has been interesting for me. In my personal prayers, I think I only prayed once for myself. I found myself exerting all my efforts praying for Christian and Stephanie. I see now that not only have my and your prayers been answered, but I have been also blessed with greater peace and greater faith. I know with all my heart that our Father in Heaven hears and answers our prayers."
I'm off to the hospital later. I will tell you all about it.