My personal history is such that the verse has also a deeper context. The idea of the long-haul, God's ability to see to it that the future is bright for the generations to follow, is an insight into why this verse is important to me.
The returning from exile to a land of promise, to a land that can be called home, or sanctuary. The strength to stand the test of time in faithfulness that is grabbed by the next generation and called their own, and passed on again, and again... The vigour to bear the trials and tribulations and be seen and be found worthy not only in the eyes of God, but that the value of the coming forth as gold (maybe marred and stained) is appreciated by the generation watching and is seen as that which is to be attained. The taking of steps in striving to achieve and live a good life, not built upon self gain, but on sacrifice for the greater good of not only family but also community. The God-given desire to rise above circumstance and situation to build into Church and community the things of lasting value, to leave a legacy, to build a legacy, and to leave never knowing the outcome except that God has the undertaking in His hands. It is hope for a future that is composed in a pipe-dream, but committed to the hands of a God who can make it happen. It is a prayer.