any hope that doesn't have its root in the Lord is false hope. in one way or another, everything else in this world can fail you. but God never can, so true hope is in Him.
don't be unwilling to wait. don't move too soon. (ah, patience, that lovely trait i am constantly working on!)
don't doubt in darkness what God has shown you in the light.
when we worry we are making God a LIAR because He will always take care of us.
the focus of prayer is not the finished product, but the process of communing with God.