The absence of hope is a major cause of depression. The fact that one’s circumstances appear bleak and unchangeable feeds what, in the mind, is a personal reality. However, true hope and faith glares in the face of one’s dismal surroundings, painful plights and seemingly insurmountable challenges. As long as one can envision a brighter future, his hope remains alive and becomes the vehicle which will take him toward that future reality. Steady hope in the midst of trials will ultimately make the seemingly impossible – possible.