If your hopes are being disappointed just now, it means that they are being purified.
Dear friends, I urge you, as aliens and strangers in the world, to abstain from sinful desires, which war against your soul. Live such good lives among the pagans that, though they accuse you of doing wrong, they may see your good deeds and glorify God on the day he visits us.
1 Peter 2:11-12
The New International Version
We must not only educate the mind, but also the heart.