What does this mean? It means that your situation is going to have a triumphant ending. Even on His worse day, Jesus had a different focus He told the thief – “this day you shall be with me in paradise.”
According to Paul, hope “is a helmet” which means that hope is meant to cover your thought life. It is a confident expectation of good coming out of the situation. God turns everything into that which serves “the counsel of His will.” Therefore “in everything give thanks” because you are not a prisoner of circumstance, but of hope!