There are times when we feel like giving up on life, most especially when things are not going he way we want it, that’s why I compiled these bible verses about hope to help you get over those unforseen circumstances.
Christianity from outside is painted to look like one organization that once you join, all your problems will be gone just like that.
This mentality is made possible by the modern day Christians, who use prosperity preaching as a means of trapping followers to their denomination.
But if you study the scritpures carefully, you will discover that there are trials and temptations one must go through before they are perfected.
Peter is very clear about this when he writes:
And after you have suffered a little while, the God of all grace, who has called you to his eternal glory in Christ, will himself restore, confirm, strengthen, and establish you.1 Peter 5:10.
Now what will help you go through that time you “suffer a while” is “hope”.
Now before we check the bible verses for hope, let us see how the bible and the dictionary defines hope.
What is hope?
Definition of hope according to the bible.
According to the bible in Titus 1:2, the apostle Paul said that Christians are living in the hope of eternal life which God promised His people before the world began.
And from this bible portion, we can understand that hope is the expectation of a better future event, usually promised by God.
This future events are to be seen both in the physical and spiritual.
Because while we live here on earth, we will enjoy the good things of life as the scripture says in 3 John 1:2: “I wish above every other thing that thou mayest prosper and be in good health, even as thy soul prospereth”
Physical prosperity and soul prosperity is the hope of every Christian.
Definition of hope according to the dictionary.
According to the dictionary, hope is defined as:
- A feeling of expectation and desire for a particular thing to happen.
- A feeling of trust.
Therefore, whatever you wish to happen to you in the future, whether physical or spiritual, is your hope.
The result of hope in a Christian life.
The following are the results that hope usually produces in a Christian life.
- Hope helps us to realize who we truly are in Christ. Keping in mind that our life here on earth is temporary, we will live in the expectation of departing to be in a better place with God when our time here is done.
- It is hope that will help us respond to Mathew 6:19-21, never to lay our treasures here on earth, but on heaven. Laying our treasures in heaven means giving to the needy and the poor. And while doing so, we live in the hope that God is going to reward us.
- Lastly, hope will help us to live a better and fulfilled life here on earth, where we will use our time and talents to do everything that will bring glory to God.
The reward of hope in a Christian life.
There are so many rewards we will get for having hope in God, but these three are the most outstanding reward:
- Hope gives us confidence. Having hope in God will make us confident, because we know that He will surely fulfill all His promises.
- Strenght and courage are the two other things we will get from hope, and as David sang in Psalm 31:24, those who believe in God should be strong and courageous.
- According to Romans 15:13, Paul prayed the God of hope to fill the Romans with all joy and peace. Which means that joy and peace are the rewards of hope.
- Job 11:19 shows us that hope gives us security. Meaning we are rest assured that God will protect us every bit of the way.
Bible verses about hope.
1. Bible verses about the rewards of hope.
1. For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the Lord, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope.Jeremiah 29:11.
God always has good thoughts for us humans, no matter how stubborn we may seem to be sometimes.
God Himself shows us that He is the giver of hope, and he assures us in the above scripture that He is going to give us hopw.
Which means that if you want to have hope, you must ask God for it.
2. Rejoicing in hope, patient in tribulation, continuing steadfastly in prayer;Romans 12:12.
Hope always brings joy to human beings, and in the above scripture the bible tells us to always remain joyful as we hope for whatever we want from God.
3. For whatever things were written before were written for our learning, that we through the patience and comfort of the Scriptures might have hope.Romans 15:4.
If we want to get hope, we must study our scriptures at all times because it is in it that we will find the patience and comfort that will bring us hope.
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4. The Lord takes pleasure in those who fear Him, In those who hope in His mercy.Psalm 147:11.
No matter how sinful we are, the Lord is always there to forgive us.
So whenever we err, we need to hope on the mercy of God for our restoration.
5. For surely there is a hereafter, And your hope will not be cut off.Proverbs 23:18.
One thing that is inevitable is death, because we are not going to live in this world forever.
But our hope is that everything is not going to end here because the scripture has assured us that God has prepared a place for us in heaven.
That is our hope of the hereafter.
6. Now may the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, that you may abound in hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.Romans 15:13.
Hope comes through the power of the Holy Spirit, so we must pray God to give us the hope that comes by His Spirit.
Bible verses about hope in God.
1. Therefore gird up the loins of your mind, be sober, and rest your hope fully upon the grace that is to be brought to you at the revelation of Jesus Christ;1 Peter 1:13.
The grace of God is where the scripture calls us to rest our hope on.
God has promised, and all His promises does not depend on what we are able to do for Him or our fellow human beings.
Rather, it depends on His grace which is more than sufficient unto us.
2. Remembering without ceasing your work of faith, labor of love, and patience of hope in our Lord Jesus Christ in the sight of our God and Father,1 Thessalonians 1:3.
Hope requires a lot of patience, because it often takes a long time for God’s promises to come to manifestation.
Abraham was patient with God in order to father Jacob at an old age.
Anyone who is not patient will give up on God when it seems it is taking a long time for God’s promise to manifest.
3. This I recall to my mind, Therefore I have hope.Lamentations 2:21.
Recalling the promises of God will help us to have hope in Him.
Most especially when we see how those promises was manifested in the lives of those who were faithful to Him.
4. To them God willed to make known what are the riches of the glory of this mystery among the Gentiles: which is Christ in you, the hope of glory.Colossians 1:27.
Having Christ living through us is hope in itself.
And how does Christ live through us?
Christ live through us by the power of His word which can be found in the Holy Bible.
Bible verses about hope in God’s call.
1. The eyes of your understanding being enlightened; that you may know what is the hope of His calling, what are the riches of the glory of His inheritance in the saints,Ephesians 1:18.
When call calls you, there is a promise attached to it.
He told Abraham in Genesis 17:1-2, if you walk with me and are blameless, I will make a covenant with you and will give you a descendant that no one can count.
2. Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for He who promised is faithful.Hebrews 10:23.
God is always faithful to His promises, and for that reason; we should not waver when we are waiting for those promises to be fulfilled.
3. Let Your mercy, O Lord, be upon us, Just as we hope in You.Psalm 33:22.
This is a prayer that helps us to look upon the mercy of God as we hope on His promises.
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4. But I will hope continually, And will praise You yet more and more.Psalm 71:14.
This is a prayer or word of assurance that our hope on God will never cease.
5. I wait for the Lord, my soul waits, And in His word I do hope.Psalm 130:5
All the promises of God can be found nowhere else except in His word.
And as we study and ponder on His word, we would always get the confidence to hope on those promises coming to fulfillment.
6. In hope of eternal life which God, who cannot lie, promised before time began,Titus 1:1-2.
Eternal life is where we all hope to end the sufferings and pains we go through in life.
And as we all know, God has promised to reward us with eternal life right from the beginning of time.
Bible verses about assurance in hope.
1. Now hope does not disappoint, because the love of God has been poured out in our hearts by the Holy Spirit who was given to us.Romans 5:5.
The Holy Spirit overshadows and fills our heart with the love of God, and the hope He gives to us will never dissapoint.
2. For we were saved in this hope, but hope that is seen is not hope; for why does one still hope for what he sees?Romans 8:24.
Hope is something that lives and must manifest in the future, and whatever we see now can never be hope.
And as a matter of fact, the things we hope for lives in the future.
Consequently, we must exercise patience while we wait for the promises of God to come to reality.
3. Where then is my hope? As for my hope, who can see it?Job 17:15.
Job is an example of what happens to those who serve God.
But in all his affliction, he still had the hope that his troubles will someday go away.
And as we all know, Job’s hope did not dissapoint because he received a double-fold blessings from God.
4. Hope deferred makes the heart sick, But when the desire comes, it is a tree of life.Proverbs 13:12.
Desire is a prerequisite to hope.
And when you allow your desire to die, you have killed your hope.
Bible verse about hope of the poor
1. So the poor have hope, And injustice shuts her mouth.Job 5:16.
The poor are always oppressed by the rich, and what will help the poor to overcome the injustice that the rich perpetrate on the poor is hope.
2. And you would be secure, because there is hope; Yes, you would dig around you, and take your rest in safety.Job 11:19.
Hope provides security for an individual.
You are secured in the fact that God will never allow any evil or harm to come near you.
As a Christian, you must never allow your hope in God to die.
Look into His words and everyday to always find those words that will give you the confidence that surely He is going to fulfill all His promises when teh time is right.