One of the first explorers who sailed to South America went around a cape on a stormy sea. His ship threatened to go to pieces; so he called the place the 'Cape of Storms'.
But Vasco da Gama, who came later, changed the name to the 'Cape of Good Hope', for he saw ahead of him the jewels and treasures of India.
You can call this a life of storms if you wish. But if you can see the glorious redemption of eternity ahead of you, you can call it what it is only in Christ - a life of good hope.
"Through the dark and stormy night, Faith beholds a feeble light Up the blackness streaking; Knowing God's own time is best, In a patient hope I rest For the full day-breaking!" - John Greenleaf Whittier.
Rom 12:12 (CEV): "Let your hope make you glad. Be patient in time of trouble and never stop praying."