If a man has no worries about himself at all for the sake of love toward God and the working of good deeds, knowing that God is taking care of him, this is a true and wise hope. But if a man takes care of his own business and turns to God in prayer only when misfortunes come upon him . . . such a hope is vain and false. A true hope seeks only the Kingdom of God. This hope pacifies the heart and produces joy within it.

St. Seraphim of Sarov