You and I must have hope in God because we never know what is going to come against us in this life. In several places in the Bible Jesus is referred as the ROCK (I Corin. 10:4), The apostle Paul goes on to tell us in Colossians 2:7 that we are to be rooted and grounded in Him. No where are we taught to be rooted and grounded in other people or in a job or in our church or in our friends or even in ourselves.
If we get our roots wrapped around the rocks of Jesus Christ, we are in good shape. But if we get them wrapped around anything or anyone else, we are in trouble. Nothing nor no one is going to be as solid and dependable and immovable as Jesus. That's why I don't want people to get rooted and grounded in me or my ministry. I WANT TO POINT PEOPLE TO JESUS. I know ultimately I will fail them in some way, just as I know they will ultimately fail me. That's the problem with humans; we are always liable to failure.
But Jesus Christ isn't. Be rooted and grounded in Jesus. Put your hope wholly and unchangeably in Him. NOT IN MAN, not in circumstances, NOT IN YOUR BANK ACCOUNT, not in your job, not in anything or anyone. If you don't put your hope and faith in the ROCK OF YOUR SALVATION , you are headed for disappointment, which leads to discouragement and devastation.
"Confidence in an unfaithful man in time of trouble is like a broken toothor a foot out of joint~ Proverbs 25:19"