Psalm 9: 18: “For the needy will not always be forgotten, nor the hope of the afflicted perish forever.” The more you talk to people these days, especially the young, the more you realize that so many have given up hope. They look at the wealth gap, the greed in high places, and the corruption throughout the world, and think it can never change. They forget one thing – the promise of God. The needy are not forgotten by the Lord, and He will not allow their affliction to go on forever. He has proven Himself over and over, and He will not change now. If you’re going to give up something, give up hopelessness, not hope!