God will take us to the peak of hope, but only after we have persevered through the rigors of tribulation.
And not only this, but we also exult in our tribulations, knowing that tribulation brings about perseverance; and perseverance, proven character; and proven character, hope; and hope does not disappoint, because the love of God has been poured out within our hearts through the Holy Spirit who was given to us. Romans 5:3-5
Standing at the base of the Great Pyramid, all I could see was one side of a triangle. At the bottom, only a portion of the huge structure was visible. Flying out of Cairo, I could see the whole. Tribulation is only one side of our experience. We must get above and see the whole promise of God, the complete structure He’s creating in our lives. The Lord will take us to the peak of hope, but that comes only when our character is tested and proven through learning to persevere through the rigors of tribulation. Get the whole picture and you won’t lose hope, you’ll gain it.