Bible Verses on Hope: Inspiriational and Encouraging

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Christians have been turning to the Scriptures for inspiration and hope since the time of Jesus.  These inspirational and encouraging verses of hope will uplift your soul and give you hope in live and hope in God as you meditate on the powerful truth that is in the Word of God.  This list of Bible verses for Hope is separated in categories: Hope in the Old Testament, Hope in the New Testament, Hope in Psalms, Hope in Proverbs, and Christian Quotes on Hope.

You may notice that there are not a lot of Bible scriptures from the Gospels.  That is not because the Gospels lack hope, but because the hope in the Gospels is the larger narrative of Jesus Christ, His life, death, and resurrection!

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Hope in the Old Testament:

For I know the plans I have for you, declares the LORD, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope.  Jeremiah 29:11

The Lord is good to those whose hope is in him, to the one who seeks him;it is good to wait quietly for the salvation of the Lord.  Lamentations 3:25-26

Those who pay regard to vain idols forsake their hope of steadfast love. Jonah 2:8

Resource: Jonah: Navigating a God-Centered Life by Colin Smith

Blessed is the man who trusts in the Lord, whose trust is the Lord.  He is like a tree planted by water, that sends out its roots by the stream,and does not fear when heat comes, for its leaves remain green,and is not anxious in the year of drought, for it does not cease to bear fruit. Jeremiah 17:7-8

The Lord roars from Zion, and utters his voice from Jerusalem, and the heavens and the earth quake. But the Lord is a refuge to his people, a stronghold to the people of Israel. Joel 3:16

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…but they who wait for the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles; they shall run and not be weary; they shall walk and not faint. Isaiah 40:31

Hope in the New Testament:

“I am the resurrection and the life.Whoever believes in me, though he die, yet shall he live, and everyone who lives and believes in me shall never die. Do you believe this?” John 11:25-26

Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. Not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your hearts be troubled, neither let them be afraid. John 14:27

I have said these things to you, that in me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation. But take heart; I have overcome the world.”  John 16:33

..so that being justified by his grace we might become heirs according to the hope of eternal life.  Titus 3:7

So we do not lose heart. Though our outer self is wasting away, our inner self is being renewed day by day. For this light momentary affliction is preparing for us an eternal weight of glory beyond all comparison,as we look not to the things that are seen but to the things that are unseen. For the things that are seen are transient, but the things that are unseen are eternal.  2 Corinthians 4:16-18

Through him we have also obtained access by faith into this grace in which we stand, and we rejoice in hope of the glory of God.Not only that, but we rejoice in our sufferings, knowing that suffering produces endurance, and endurance produces character, and character produces hope, and hope does not put us to shame, because God’s love has been poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit who has been given to us.  Romans 5:2-5

For in this hope we were saved. Now hope that is seen is not hope. For who hopes for what he sees?  Romans 8:24

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For the Scripture says, “Everyone who believes in him will not be put to shame.” Romans 10:11

Rejoice in hope, be patient in tribulation, be constant in prayer. Romans 12:12

May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that by the power of the Holy Spirit you may abound in hope. Romans 15:13

Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.  1 Corinthians 13:7

So now faith, hope, and love abide, these three; but the greatest of these is love. 1 Corinthians 13:13

If in Christ we have hope in this life only, we are of all people most to be pitied. 1 Corinthians 15:19

Hope in Jesus ChristTherefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come. 2 Corinthians 5:17

For through the Spirit, by faith, we ourselves eagerly wait for the hope of righteousness.  Galatians 5:5

Now to him who is able to do far more abundantly than all that we ask or think, according to the power at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, forever and ever. Amen. Ephesians 3:20-21

…having the eyes of your hearts enlightened, that you may know what is the hope to which he has called you, what are the riches of his glorious inheritance in the saints. Ephesians 1:18

Brothers, I do not consider that I have made it my own. But one thing I do: forgetting what lies behind and straining forward to what lies ahead, I press on toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus. Philippians 3:13-14

But we do not want you to be uninformed, brothers, about those who are asleep, that you may not grieve as others do who have no hope.  1 Thessalonians 4:13

But since we belong to the day, let us be sober, having put on the breastplate of faith and love, and for a helmet the hope of salvation.  1 Thessalonians 5:8

For to this end we toil and strive, because we have our hope set on the living God, who is the Savior of all people, especially of those who believe. 1 Timothy 4:10

Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! According to his great mercy, he has caused us to be born again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, to an inheritance that is imperishable, undefiled, and unfading, kept in heaven for you, who by God’s power are being guarded through faith for a salvation ready to be revealed in the last time.  1 Peter 1:3-5

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Therefore, preparing your minds for action, and being sober-minded, set your hope fully on the grace that will be brought to you at the revelation of Jesus Christ. 1 Peter 1:13

…but in your hearts honor Christ the Lord as holy, always being prepared to make a defense to anyone who asks you for a reason for the hope that is in you; yet do it with gentleness and respect…  1 Peter 3:15

He will wipe away every tear from their eyes, and death shall be no more, neither shall there be mourning, nor crying, nor pain anymore, for the former things have passed away. Revelation 21:4

Hope from the Psalms

For the needy shall not always be forgotten, and the hope of the poor shall not perish forever.  Psalm 9:18

O Lord, you hear the desire of the afflicted; you will strengthen their heart; you will incline your ear.  Psalm 10:17

Be strong, and let your heart take courage, all you who wait for the Lord!  Psalm 31:24

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Behold, the eye of the LORD is on those who fear him, on those who hope in his steadfast love.  Psalm 33:18

Let your steadfast love, O Lord, be upon us, even as we hope in you.  Psalm 33:22

And now, O Lord, for what do I wait? My hope is in you. Psalm 39:7

Why are you cast down, O my soul, and why are you in turmoil within me? Hope in God; for I shall again praise him, my salvation and my God. Psalm 42:11

By awesome deeds you answer us with righteousness, O God of our salvation, the hope of all the ends of the earth and of the farthest seas. Psalm 65:5

Let not those who hope in you be put to shame through me, O Lord GOD of hosts; let not those who seek you be brought to dishonor through me, O God of Israel. Psalm 69:6

You are my hiding place and my shield; I hope in your word. Psalm 119:114

I rise before dawn and cry for help; I hope in your words. Psalm 119:147

I wait for the LORD, my soul waits, and in his word I hope. Psalm 130:5

O Israel, hope in the LORD! For with the LORD there is steadfast love, and with him is plentiful redemption. Psalm 130:7

But the Lord takes pleasure in those who fear him, in those who hope in his steadfast love.Psalm 147:11

Hope from the Book of Proverbs

Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding, in all your ways acknowledge Him and He shall direct your paths.  Proverbs 3:5-6

The hope of the righteous brings joy, but the expectation of the wicked will perish.  Proverbs 10:28

Discipline your son, for there is hope; do not set your heart on putting him to death.  Proverbs 19:18

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Let this one great, gracious, glorious fact lie in your spirit until it permeates all your thoughts and makes you rejoice even though you are without strength.  Rejoice that the Lord Jesus has become your strength and your song — He has become your salvation.  Charles Haddon Spurgeon

The word hope I take for faith; and indeed hope is nothing else but the constancy of faith.  John Calvin

Other men see only a hopeless end, but the Christian rejoices in an endless hope. Gilbert M. Beeken

You are only whole when you are wholly God’s.  God makes us complete.  God heals our shattered lives.   Sam Kee in of Hope Stands

God’s love is so great you will never fully understand it. You will be lost like a drop in the ocean. The more you know the more it grows.  Sam Kee

Your worth does not come from what you have lost. Your worth comes from the price that God was willing to give for you.  Sam Kee

Fear is fueled by a lack of knowledge of how much you are loved and cherished by God. Perfect love drives out fear.  Sam Kee

Bible Verses on HopeHope means hoping when things are hopeless, or it is no virtue at all…As long as matters are really hopeful, hope is mere flattery or platitude; it is only when everything is hopeless that hope begins to be a strength. G.K. Chesterton

Joy in affliction is rooted in the hope of resurrection, but our experience of suffering also deepens the root of that hope.  John Piper

Hope is patience with the lamp lit.  Tertullian

Author: Kevin Halloran – Kevin blogs for Unlocking the Bible, loves reading, baseball, and coffee, and can be found on Twitter @Kp_Halloran.

 

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Date Posted: January 16th, 2012