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Bible Verses To Give You Hope


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Bible Verses To Give You Hope


Hope is such a unique concept. You can't smell it. You can't taste it. You can't touch it. You can't hear it. You can't really see it either, but you sure know when you have lost it. And the loss of hope is one of the toughest and saddest of possessions to miss.

But to have hope is so important. It gives us the courage to go on when the trials of life try to immobilize us. It allows us to harness strength we didn't know we had when the weight of affliction or loss burdens our very core. In its essence, hope is a feeling of expectation that something good is sure to happen.

We all can share stories about tough times and events that shook us up and left us disoriented and unclear about what to do next. My last couple of years really presented challenges out of left field; I lost my father and son seven months apart. A job I enjoyed immensely went away. My wife went into the hospital with Covid-19 and they were unsure if she would make it out. It took about four months for her to make it home and long-term symptoms remain.

When I faced those challenges I relied on my faith, prayer, and Bible verses to allow me to get up each morning and attack the day with new strength. While everything was falling apart and life seemed hopeless to me, I considered the stories of people like Joseph, Jeremiah, Job, and others who wanted to give up and could have but overcame their trials. 

I started with some basic principles of my faith. The Bible is God's word. God is no respecter of persons (if He took care of them, He will take care of me). God cannot lie (if He says He'll do it, it will get done).

I chose to believe that even though I did not know the reason my prayers to save my son did not produce the outcome I wanted, He would bring my wife back to me.

I started my day and ended my day with Bible verses to fuel my faith and allow me to rise when all I really wanted to do sometimes is curl up in a ball and lie in a corner.

I know that I am not alone. Whatever you are facing, hold on to hope. Get up and move. Believe in tomorrow. These are some Bible verses I leaned on to get me through. I hope they do the same for you:


Bible Verses To Give You Hope

"Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see."
-Hebrews 11:1 


"As for me, I look to the Lord for help. I wait confidently for God to save me, and my God will certainly hear me." 

-Micah 7:7


 "You are my refuge and my shield; I have put my hope in your word." 

-Psalm 119:114

"Surely there is a future, And your hope will not be cut off." 

-Proverbs 23:18

"Let us hold unswervingly to the hope we profess, for He who promised is faithful." 

-Hebrews 10:23

"I say to myself, "The Lord is my portion; therefore I will wait for him." 

-Lamentations 3:24

"Blessed is the man that trusteth in the Lord, and whose hope the Lord is." 

-Jeremiah 17:7

"Seeing then that we have such hope, we use great plainness of speech (boldness)." 

-2 Corinthians 3:12

 "And hope does not put us to shame, because God's love has been poured out into our hearts through the Holy Spirit, who has been given to us." 

-Romans 5:5

"For thou art my hope, O Lord God; thou art my trust from my youth." 

-Psalm 71:5

"This hope we have as an anchor of the soul, a hope both sure and steadfast and one which enters within the veil." 

-Hebrews 6:19

"And so, Lord, where do I put my hope? My only hope is in you." 

-Psalm 39:7

"For in this hope we are saved. Now hope that is seen is not hope. For who hopes for what he sees? But if we hope for what we do not see, we wait for it with patience." 

-Romans 8:24-26

"The Lord will fight for you, and you have only to be silent." 

-Exodus 14:14

"Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest." 

-Matthew 11:28

"You are my refuge and my shield; I have put my hope in your word." 

-Psalm 119:14

"Casting all your care upon him; for he careth for you." 

-1 Peter 5:7

"Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need." 

-Hebrews 4:16

"What shall we then say to these things? If God be for us, who can be against us?" 

-Romans 8:31

"May your unfailing love be with us, Lord, even as we put our hope in you." 

-Psalm 33:22

"It is God who arms me with strength and keeps my way secure." 

-2 Samuel 22:33

"I can do everything through Christ, who gives me strength." 

-Philippians 4:13

"No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us." 

-Romans 8:37

"The Lord is the one who goes ahead of you; He will be with you. He will not fail you or forsake you. Do not fear or be dismayed." 

-Deuteronomy 31:8

"Surely God is my help; the Lord is the one who sustains me." 

-Psalm 54:4

"So we can say with confidence, "The Lord is my helper, so I will have no fear. What can mere people do to me?" 

-Hebrews 13:6

"But I will hope continually, and will yet praise thee more and more." 

-Psalm 71:14

"You are my rock and my fortress. For the honor of your name, lead me out of this danger." 

-Psalm 31:3

"Then call on me when you are in trouble, and I will rescue you, and you will give me glory." 

-Psalm 50:15

"Be of good courage, and he shall strengthen your heart, all ye that hope in the Lord." 

-Psalm 31:24

"God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble." 

-Psalm 46:1

"I wait for the Lord, my soul doth wait, and in his word do I hope." 

-Psalm 130:5

"But God is my helper. The Lord keeps me alive!" 

-Psalm 54:4

"Commit thy way unto the Lord; trust also in him; and he shall bring it to pass." 

-Psalm 37:5

"For with God nothing shall be impossible." 

-Psalm 125:1

"Ah, Sovereign Lord, you have made the heavens and the earth by your great power and outstretched arm. Nothing is too hard for you." 

-Jeremiah 32:17

The Bible says that God is our "ever-present help in times of need". That means he is always there and available to seek help from at any time, day or night. God will make a way when it looks like there is no way. Just ask.

I didn't have to go it alone. 

You don't either.