2019-09-18 - Verses on Hope
No matter whether we are full of joy or sorrow, refreshed or weary, satisfied or hungry, talkative or speechless, high-spirited or apathetic, we can be equally blessed by a look at what God’s word has to say about hope. Often turning through the pages of my Bible and reading these verses, I decided to write several down that speak to me regularly, in any state of mind I find myself during the course of a day. My hope is that these will bring to you peace that lifts you to Him and sends you off, and ready to be about his business.
(Psalm 62:5-8 NIV) “Find rest, O My soul, in God alone; my hope comes from him. He alone is my rock and my salvation. He is my fortress; I will not be shaken. My salvation and my honor depend on God, he is my might rock, my refuge. Trust in him at all times, O people, pour out you hearts to him, God alone is our refuge. (Selah)
(Psalm 42: 5&6 NIV) “Why are you downcast, O my soul? Why so disturbed within me? Put your hope in God, for I will yet praise him, my Savior and my God.”
(Psalm 119: 73&74 NIV) “Your hands made me and formed me; give me understanding to learn your commands. May those who fear you rejoice when they see me, for I have put my hope in your word.”
(Psalm 130 NIV) “Out of the depths I cry to you, O Lord; O Lord, hear my voice, let your ears be attentive to my cry for mercy. If you, O Lord, kept a record of sins, O Lord, who could stand? But with you there is forgiveness; therefore, you are feared. I wait for the Lord, my soul waits, and in his word, I put my hope. My soul waits for the Lord more than watchmen wait for the morning, more than watchmen wait for the morning. O, Israel, put your hope in the Lord, for with the Lord is unfailing love and with him is full redemption, He himself will redeem Israel from all their sins.”
(Psalm 147: 10 &11 NIV) “His pleasure is not in the strength of the hose, nor his delight in the legs of a man, the Lord delights in those who fear him, who put their hope in his unfailing love.”
(Romans 15:13 NIV) “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.”
(Proverbs 13:12 NIV) “Hope deferred makes the heart sick, but a longing fulfilled is a tree of life.
(Isaiah 40: 29-31 NIV) “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.”
(Romans 8:23b-27 NIV) “…as we wait eagerly for our adoption as sons, the redemption of our bodies. For in THIS hope we were saved. But hope that is seen is no hope at all. Who hopes for what he already has? But if we hope for what we do not yet have, we wait for it patiently. In the same way, the Spirit helps us in our weakness. We do not know what we ought to pray for, but the Spirit himself interceded for us with groans that words cannot express. And he who searches our hearts knows the mind of the Spirit, because the Spirit intercedes for the saints in accordance with God’s will.”
(Romans 5:5 NIV) “And hope does not disappoint us, because God has poured out his love into our hearts by the Holy Spirit, who he has given us.”
(I Corinthians 13:15 NIV) “And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love.”
(I Corinthians 15:17-19 NIV) “And if Christ has not been raised, your faith is futile; you are still in your sins. Then those also who have fallen asleep in Christ are lost. If only for this life we have hope in Christ, we are to be pitied more than all men.”
(Colossians 1:27 NIV) “To them that God has chosen to make known among the Gentiles the glorious riches of this mystery, which is Christ in you, the hope of glory.”
(I Thessalonians 5:8 NIV) “But since we belong to the day, let us be self-controlled, putting on faith and love as a breastplate, and the hope of salvation as a helmet.”
(I Timothy 6:17 NIV) “Command those who are rich in this present world not to be arrogant nor to put their hope in wealth, which is so uncertain, but to put their hope in God, who richly provides us with everything for our enjoyment.”
(Titus 2:13 NIV) “while we wait for our blessed hope-the glorious appearing of our great God and Savior, Jesus Christ.”
(Hebrews 6:18b-19 NIV) “…we who have fled to take hold of the hope offered to us may be greatly encouraged. We have this hope as an anchor for the soul, firm and secure. It enters the inner sanctuary behind the curtain, where Jesus, who went before us, has entered on our behalf. He has become a high priest forever, in the order of Melchizidek.
(Hebrews 11:1 NIV) “Now faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see. This is what the ancients were commended for. By faith we understand that the universe was formed at God’s command, so that what is seen was not made out of what was visible.”
All scripture references from King James Version (KJV) unless otherwise noted