Shadows shift and hope dawns on the horizon. It is a new day filled not just with optimism, but with promise. After all, optimism can only take us so far. It is temperamental. It is conditional. Optimism is the wind that blows in our sail, but sometimes leaves us stranded on a still, glassy sea. But the promises of God can be trusted. They are filled with certainty. They are steadfast and unconditional. They are not as uncertain as the winds swooping across the sea, but they are more certain than the sea itself.
"And this is the promise that he made to us---eternal life." -1 John 2:25