It’s not circumstances that bring discouragement,
Nor negative people, nor disillusionment.
Then what is happening that puts me in the mopes?
A mistake hard to see: trusting in misplaced hopes!
FALSE hopes that start out well but in the end? They sting!
FLEETING hopes only last until the birds take wing!
FUTILE hopes show promise, but never quite enough.
FLAUNTED hopes will humble e’en when I huff and puff.
FIXED hopes on Jesus Christ, to know the love of God.
FAITHFUL hopes remind me, God’s Story on this sod.
FULLEST hopes redemptive, His will, His grace, His joy.
FUTURE hopes in heaven, God’s fullness I’ll enjoy.