Hope is believing that something good can come out of something bad. It’s important to help kids know what to do when life throws them a curveball—when their picture doesn’t pan out the way they think it will—to let them know that life will get messy at some point. But no matter how confusing, God still has a plan. He is powerful enough to make something good come out of something bad.
That’s why a great verse to get your kids to memorize is John 16:33b: “In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world,”(NIV)