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19 Bible Verses about Hope

Karen Whiting


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Reflect on what the Bible reveals about hope. These scriptures represent a sampling of the many facets of hope.

Source of Hope

  • 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. Romans 15:13, NIV
  • My soul, wait in silence for God only, For my hope is from Him. Psalm 62:5, NASB
  • And his [Jesus] name will be the hope of all the world. Matthew 12:21, NLT

Hope, the Expectation of Future Good

  • For I know the plans that I have for you,’ declares the Lord, ‘plans for welfare and not for calamity to give you a future and a hope. Jeremiah 29:11, NASB

Eternal Hope

  • For in this hope we were 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 8:24-25, ESV 
  • 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. 1 Peter 1:3, NIV

Reasons to Hope

  • 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 40:31, NIV
  • 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, NLT

Hope to Get through Hard Times

  • 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. More than that, 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, NIV
  • Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for He who promised is faithful. , NLT

God Delights in Those Who Place their Hope in Him

  • No, the Lord’s delight is in those who fear him, those who put their hope in his unfailing love. , NLT

Express Hope for Others

  • Our hope for you is unshaken, for we know that as you share in our sufferings, you will also share in our comfort. 1 Corinthians 1:7, ESV
  • Our hope for you is firmly grounded, knowing that as you are sharers of our sufferings, so also you are sharers of our comfort. 2 Corinthians 1:7, NLT

Contrast to Hope-less

  • My friends, we want you to understand how it will be for those followers who have already died. Then you won’t grieve over them and be like people who don’t have any hope. 1 Thessalonians 4:13, CEV
  • Here’s what you say to those wealthy in regard to this age: “Don’t become high and mighty or place all your hope on a gamble for riches; instead, fix your hope on God, the One who richly provides everything for our enjoyment.” , The Voice

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Karen Whiting ( is an international speaker, former television host, and award-winning author of twenty books for children, women, and families. She writes to help families thrive. She has written more than seven hundred articles for more than sixty publications. Karen writes for Leading Hearts, The Kid’s Ark, and Molly Green Magazines. Awards include the Christian Retailing 2014 Best Award, children’s nonfiction (The One Year My Princess Devotions) and the Military Writer’s Society of America Gold Medal (Stories of Faith and Courage from the Home Front).