In Psalm 42, David appears to question his own despair and why his soul is disturbed within him. The response is one with great application for leaders. “Hope in God, for I shall again praise Him for the help of His presence.”.
Note that our the hope is only found in God. When we place hope in our own abilities, or the abilities of others, disappointment results and we are often let down.
When our hope is placed in possessions, we are left with discouragement when those possessions deteriorate or are stolen.
Therefore, the only source of hope that will never disappoint or discourage us is God.