Hope Gives Us Spiritual Strength


In the times we are facing right now, in our nation AND in the world, hope is needed more than ever. It is a time when many are “feeling” hopeless and yet the Word of God with its abundant promises gives everybody reasons to hope. But you MUST trust in the Lord and believe that what He says is TRUTH!

The following are numerous Scriptures meant to instill hope into your heart. If you are fearful or at the least doubtful of what is happening around us, take heart, for God has never ceased to be in control. These things MUST happen for His prophesied plans to unfold so that His Children can escape the judgment and wrath to come.

Copy these Scriptures and put them into a handy place for when you might start to feel down or question what is going on. They are sure, no, they are guaranteed to lift your heart and spirit!

book of hope

“For the needy shall not always be forgotten; The expectation of the poor shall not perish forever.” – Psalm 9:18.

“I have set the LORD always before me; Because He is at my right hand I shall not be moved. Therefore my heart is glad, and my glory rejoices; My flesh also will rest in hope.” – Psalm 16:8-9.

“Oh, love the LORD, all you His saints! For the LORD preserves the faithful, And fully repays the proud person. Be of good courage, And He shall strengthen your heart, All you who hope in the LORD.” – Psalm 31:23-24.

“Behold, the eye of the LORD is on those who fear Him, On those who hope in His mercy, . . .” – Psalm 33:18.
“Let Your mercy, O LORD, be upon us, Just as we hope in You.” – Psalm 33:22.

“Why are you cast down, O my soul? And why are you disquieted within me? Hope in God; For I shall yet praise Him, The help of my countenance and my God.” – Psalm 43:5.

“Uphold me according to Your word, that I may live; And do not let me be ashamed of my hope.” – Psalm 119:116.

“The hope of the righteous will be gladness, But the expectation of the wicked will perish.” – Proverbs 10:28.

“Do not let your heart envy sinners, But be zealous for the fear of the LORD all the day; For surely there is a hereafter, And your hope will not be cut off.” – Proverbs 23:17-18.

“So shall the knowledge of wisdom be to your soul; If you have found it, there is a prospect, And your hope will not be cut off.” – Proverbs 24:14.

“Blessed is the man who trusts in the LORD, And whose hope is the LORD. For he shall be like a tree planted by the waters, Which spreads out its roots by the river, And will not fear when heat comes; But its leaf will be green, And will not be anxious in the year of drought, Nor will cease from yielding fruit.” – Jeremiah 17:7-8.

“The LORD is my portion,” says my soul, “Therefore I hope in Him!” – Lamentations 3:24.

“I have hope in God, which they themselves also accept, that there will be a resurrection of the dead, both of the just and the unjust. This being so, I myself always strive to have a conscience without offense toward God and men.” – Acts 24:15-16.

“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.

“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? But if we hope for what we do not see, we eagerly wait for it with perseverance.” – Romans 8:24-25.

“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.

God's grace gives hope

“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.

“Therefore, since we have such hope, we use great boldness of speech– . . .” – 2 Corinthians 3:2.

“For we through the Spirit eagerly wait for the hope of righteousness by faith.” – Galatians 5:5.

“But let us who are of the day be sober, putting on the breastplate of faith and love, and as a helmet the hope of salvation.” – 1 Thessalonians 5:8.

“In hope of eternal life which God, who cannot lie, promised before time began, . . .” – Titus 1:2.

“That having been justified by His grace we should become heirs according to the hope of eternal life.” – Titus 3:7.

“But Christ as a Son over His own house, whose house we are if we hold fast the confidence and the rejoicing of the hope firm to the end.” – Hebrews 3:6.

“Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.” – Hebrews 11:1.

“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.

“But sanctify the Lord God in your hearts, and always be ready to give a defense to everyone who asks you a reason for the hope that is in you, with meekness and fear; . . .” – 1 Peter 3:15.


hope is rising

“Have you not known? Have you not heard? The everlasting God, the LORD, The Creator of the ends of the earth, Neither faints nor is weary. His understanding is unsearchable. He gives power to the weak, And to those who have no might He increases strength. Even the youths shall faint and be weary, And the young men shall utterly fall, But those who wait on the LORD Shall renew their strength; They shall mount up with wings like eagles, They shall run and not be weary, They shall walk and not faint.” – Isaiah 40:28-31.

About Roland Ledoux

Pastor of Oasis Bible Ministry, an outreach ministry of intercessory prayer, encouragement and exhortation of the Word of God and author of the ministry blog, For The Love of God. I live in Delta, Colorado with my beautiful wife of 49+ years and a beautiful yellow lab whom we affectionately call Bella.
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