Hope is a feeling, not a fact, but could it be? The sun rises every day without any help from me. That is where some of my hope lies. Even if I can't see the sun, it is there. The sun is my concrete hope.
This is the one definition of hope that is so appropriate for those of us who are challenged by depression:
There you have it. This depression is NOT permanent. It sure feels like it sometimes, but it is not!
That is our biggest hope of all. Depression is not permanent!