Are you discouraged? Have you been struggling to find hope in your daily life? Read these scriptures. Soak in the truth that God is your source of hope and let Him fill you with a renewed sense of positive expectation today.
God is powerful. I can have hope because nothing is impossible with God.
“When the disciples heard this, they were greatly astonished and asked, ‘Who then can be saved?’ Jesus looked at them and said, ‘With man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.’” Matthew 19:25-26
God is everlasting. I can have hope because He never tires or grows weary.
“Do you not know? Have you not heard? The Lord is the everlasting God, the Creator of the ends of the earth. He will not grow tired or weary, and his understanding no one can fathom. He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak. Even youths grow tired and weary, and young men stumble and fall; 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.” Isaiah 40:28-31
God is near. I can have hope because He is close to me no matter where I am or how I feel.
“The Lord is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit. A righteous man may have many troubles, but the Lord delivers him from them all…” Psalm 34:18-19
God is listening. I can have hope because I know He hears my prayers.
“For the eyes of the Lord are on the righteous and his ears are attentive to their prayer, but the face of the Lord is against those who do evil.” 1 Peter 3:12
God is listening. I can have hope because Jesus Himself intercedes for me.
“But because Jesus lives forever, he has a permanent priesthood. Therefore he is able to save completely those who come to God through him, because he always lives to intercede for them.” Hebrews 7:24-25
God is my shield. I can have hope because He will protect me, and He will lift my head.
“Many are saying of me, ‘God will not deliver him.’ But you are a shield around me, O Lord; you bestow glory on me and lift up my head. To the Lord I cry aloud, and he answers me from his holy hill. I lie down and sleep; I wake again, because the Lord sustains me.” Psalm 3:2-6
God is my supply. I can have hope because He will provide for my needs.
“And my God will meet all your needs according to his glorious riches in Christ Jesus.” Philippians 4:21
God is my strength. I can have hope because He will sustain me even in the midst of hardship or struggle.
“But we have this treasure in jars of clay to show that this all-surpassing power is from God and not from us. We are hard pressed on every side, but not crushed; perplexed, but not in despair; persecuted, but not abandoned; struck down, but not destroyed.” 2 Corinthians 4:7-9
God has a bigger plan. I can have hope because even in my struggles, He is achieving a greater purpose that attains eternal glory.
“Therefore we do not lose heart. Though outwardly we are wasting away, yet inwardly we are being renews day by day. For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all. So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen. For what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal.” 2 Corinthians 4:16-18
God is working through me. I can have hope because He is moving unseen on my behalf to make my good work grow.
“I planted the seed, Apollos watered it, but God made it grow. So neither he who plants nor he who waters is anything, but only God, who makes things grow.” 1 Corinthians 3:6-7
God completes His good work. I can have hope because His greater plan will be completed in and through me.
“In all my prayers for all of you, I always pray with joy because of your partnership in the gospel from the first day until now, being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus.” Philippians 1:4-6
God forgives. I can have hope because God does not condemn me, but instead He gives me life.
“For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him.” John 3:16-17
God is gracious. I can have hope because He is slow to anger and abounding in love.
“The lord is compassionate and gracious, slow to anger, abounding in love. He will not always accuse, nor will he harbor his anger forever; he does not treat us as our sins deserve or repay us according to our iniquities. For as high as the heavens are above the earth so great is his love for those who fear him; as far as the east is from the west, so far has he removed our transgressions from us.” Psalm 103:8-12
God resurrects. I can have hope because He resurrects me, just as He did Jesus, both now in my current situation and for eternity.
“Jesus said to her, ‘I am the resurrection and the life. He who believes in me will live, even though he dies; and whoever lives and believes in me will never die. Do you believe this?’” John 11:25-26
God is just. I can have hope because He is working righteousness and justice for any who are oppressed.
“The Lord works righteousness and justice for all the oppressed.” Psalm 103:6
God overcomes. I can have hope because even when trouble comes, God will overcome.
“I have told you these things, so that in me you will have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart, I have overcome the world.” John 16:33
God lights the way. I can have hope because even when things seem dark, He is still light and His Word lights my path.
“How sweet are your words to my taste, sweeter than honey to my mouth! I gain understanding from your precepts; therefore I hate every wrong path. Your word is a lamp for my feet, a light for my path.” Psalm 119:103-105
God gives eternal life. I can have hope because He will bring me to heaven one day.
“Brothers, we do not want you to be ignorant about those who fall asleep, or to grieve like the rest of men, who have no hope. We believe that Jesus died and rose again and so we believe that God will bring with Jesus those who have fallen asleep in him.” 1 Thessalonians 4:13-14
Scripture quotations are taken from the New International Version
unless otherwise indicated in the text.
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