Facing Hurt with Hope
It doesn't take any of us very long of living in this world to realize that life is painful: our parents argue, our siblings go off the deep end, friends turn on us, our churches split, we get fired, abused, etc. Some of us try to keep up the persona of not being affected, and even convince ourselves that nothing bad really happened. Everything is fine. Then others of us face the reality of an imperfect world with a pessimistic point of view, just waiting for the next bad thing to happen. We see that the world has dealt us a bad hand enough times to be expecting it again.