All our hope and encouragement comes from God. In 2 Thessalonians 2:16-17 Paul says to the Thessalonian believers, 16 May our Lord Jesus Christ himself and God our Father, who loved us and by his grace gave us eternal encouragement and good hope, 17 encourage your hearts and strengthen you in every good deed and word. If we look to other people for our hope and strength, eventually they will let us down. But when we allow God to be our strength, He never lets us down.