As human beings, it is inherent in us to have hope for things not seen, yet!  Sometimes, we wait for many months and even years, for those things to reveal themselves to us.   Instead of getting discouraged, which is easy to do, I have found this to have meaning.  The emotion of  hope is a very strong one. The longer we pray about our hopefulness for a given situation, the greater our capacity to receive the blessings that will come from those prayers.  Ultimately, God knows the desires of our hearts, and in His perfect timing, He will deliver our answers as a gift tied in the ribbon of hope.