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Best Bible Verses about Hope

Searching for Bible verses about hope in a difficult time? With ongoing trials and challenges in life, we often lose hope. Sometimes it’s from the death of a loved one or from losing your job. When you feel like you are losing hope, here are some Bible verses to inspire you, lighten your mind, and give you hope once again.

Bible Verses about Hope to Encourage You

When I’m struggling with difficult times and need some hope that I can depend on, not just platitudes, I often turn to the Psalms. There are so many wonderful words of hope in the Psalms, along with praise.

That particular book of the Bible shows us that it’s normal to have fears, anxiety, and to ask questions. It also shows us that the Lord’s lovingkindness never fails and He will deliver us when we call upon Him.

Of course, there are many mentions of hope in the New Testament as well. I often think of the words of the Christmas carol “O Holy Night” about the birth of Jesus:

A thrill of hope, the weary world rejoices —

The entire New Testament is a story of hope through Jesus Christ. I pray you find that hope and that these verses bring you comfort!

Hope is not merely a fleeting emotion or a pie-in-the-sky ideal. Hope comes with a promise from God. You can read more about the Biblical definition of hope in this article from Bible.org.

Bible Verses about Hope from the Old Testament

  1. Jeremiah 29:11 NIV

“For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”

2. Psalm 42:5 NIV

Why, my soul, are you downcast? Why so disturbed within me? Put your hope in God, for I will yet praise him, my Savior and my God.

3. Psalm 25:21 NIV

May integrity and uprightness protect me, because my hope, Lord, is in you.

4. Psalm 31:24 NIV

Be strong and take heart, all you who hope in the Lord.

5. Psalm 62:5 NIV

Yes, my soul, find rest in God; my hope comes from him.

6. Psalm 33:20 NIV

We wait in hope for the Lord; he is our help and our shield.

7. Psalm 71:5-6 NIV

For you have been my hope, Sovereign Lord, my confidence since my youth. From birth I have relied on you; you brought me forth from my mother’s womb. I will ever praise you.

8. Job 11:18 NIV

You will be secure, because there is hope; you will look about you and take your rest in safety.

9. Psalm 146:5 NIV

Blessed are those whose help is the God of Jacob, whose hope is in the Lord their God.

10. Psalm 25:5 NIV

Guide me in your truth and teach me, for you are God my Savior, and my hope is in you all day long.

11. Isaiah 40:31 NIV

But those who hope in the LORD will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.

12. Micah 7:7 NIV

But as for me, I watch in hope for the Lord, I wait for God my Savior; my God will hear me.

13. Psalm 33:18

But the eyes of the LORD are on those who fear him, on those whose hope is in his unfailing love . . .

14. Psalm 33:22

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

15. Psalm 71:14

As for me, I will always have hope; I will praise you more and more.

16. Psalm 130:5

I wait for the LORD, my whole being waits, and in his word I put my hope.

Bible Verses about Hope from the New Testament

Hebrews 6:19 NIV

We have this hope as an anchor for the soul, firm and secure. It enters the inner sanctuary behind the curtain.

Romans 5:5 NIV

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.

1 Peter 1:3 NIV

Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! In his great mercy he has given us new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead.

Hebrews 10:23 NIV

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

1 Peter 1:13

Therefore, with minds that are alert and fully sober, set your hope on the grace to be brought to you when Jesus Christ is revealed at his coming.

1 Thessalonians 1:3

We remember before our God and Father your work produced by faith, your labor prompted by love, and your endurance inspired by hope in our Lord Jesus Christ.

Ephesians 1:18

I pray that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened in order that you may know the hope to which he has called you, the riches of his glorious inheritance in his holy people . . .

Hebrews 10:23

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

Romans 8:24-25

For in this hope we were saved. But hope that is seen is no hope at all. Who hopes for what they already have? But if we hope for what we do not yet have, we wait for it patiently.

Romans 15:13

May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.

Hebrews 11:1

Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see.

Hopefully, these Bible verses about hope help uplift you during your challenging times. Read these as often as you need, but especially when you are struggling with hope. Next time you feel like you are losing hope, remember that God is always on your side and will always help you no matter what.

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