Silver linings come at the cost of some very dark clouds. (Mary Carver, late TV actress)

“Every cloud has a silver lining,” they say, hoping to encourage the person who’s going through a difficult time and doesn’t see any hope. But Eugene Bengtson suggests, “If the days are darker, the light is going to be brighter.” So, if you’re going through tough times, look ahead with hope.

We who have fled to [God] for refuge can have great confidence as we hold to the hope that lies before us. This hope is a strong and trustworthy anchor for our souls. (Hebrews 6:18-19)