20 Bible Verses about Hope
For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.
Why, my soul, are you downcast?
Why so disturbed within me?
Put your hope in God,
for I will yet praise him,
my Savior and my God.
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.
The Lord will keep you from all harm—
he will watch over your life;
the Lord will watch over your coming and going
both now and forevermore.
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.
Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see.
Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.
You are my refuge and my shield;
I have put my hope in your word.
And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love.
Be strong and take heart,
all you who hope in the Lord.
Hope deferred makes the heart sick,
but a longing fulfilled is a tree of life.
The Spirit of the Sovereign Lord is on me,
because the Lord has anointed me
to proclaim good news to the poor.
He has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted,
to proclaim freedom for the captives
and release from darkness for the prisoners.
I wait for the Lord, my whole being waits,
and in his word I put my hope.
But in your hearts revere Christ as Lord. Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have. But do this with gentleness and respect.
Let us hold unswervingly to the hope we profess, for he who promised is faithful.
But if we hope for what we do not yet have, we wait for it patiently.
Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! In his great mercy he has given us new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead.
May your unfailing love be with us, Lord,
even as we put our hope in you.
To them God has chosen to make known among the Gentiles the glorious riches of this mystery, which is Christ in you, the hope of glory.
There is one body and one Spirit, just as you were called to one hope when you were called.
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