Hoping in God is hoping when there is no hope. Hoping in God is to trust that He will be there with us when we put our feet in places so godforsaken that He will be there holding us up when we are falling over the edge. Leading us through our private darkness. Being there---ahead of us, behind us, above us, under us, for us, and even in us.
"When my spirit was overwhelmed within me, then You knew my path."(Ps.142:3) (Lewis Smedes)