Hopeful confidence through God is especially important in an increasingly hopeless culture. People try to fill the vacuum in their lives with the wrong things. When those things fail to satisfy, doubt, disappoint, discouragement, and finally despair result. We honor God and help others by continuing to pray for the people entrusted to us in family, friends, a class, and any other circle of influence. We demonstrate and deepen our faith by continuing to hope in God even during difficult situations.