Sometimes, you wonder what is the point in hoping for change if life always knocks you down. Every time you put your best foot forward, you face unexpected unemployment, a flat tire, a failing relationship, the death of a friend or pet. It seems like life can never give us a break, and God is nowhere to be found. I know exactly what that feels like. In this blog post, I investigate the apprehension to hope in fear of opening myself up to more pain and unmet expectations. I question do I dare to hope as I confront the realities of my situation.