Hope is a word that we use almost daily. We don’t always use it with power or intensity. In fact, often we underscore it’s meaning.
Yet there is hope for each one of us and we are to be joyful in that hope. Hope comes from living and learning through our experiences and enduring the good and the bad along the way. We are to trust that things will work out according to His will and to walk by faith even when we cannot see.
As we wrap up the series on HOPE, here are 10 powerful scriptures for your HOPE Chest. May these verses bring you comfort and assure you that God’s word is the truth to live by. Equip yourselves with His word. Memorize it. Pray about it. Rejoice in it.
1 Corinthians 13:13
And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love.
Faith, hope and love are what life is about. To go where we cannot see; to be hopeful about what is and what is to come; and to love like nobody’s business. Faith is the foundation and content of God’s word; hope is the attitude and focus; love is the action.
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.
This is a life verse for many. We know He has the perfect plan and He reveals those plans to us in His timing. He may not always give us the desires of our heart but it is only because He has plans that far exceed what we want or need.
And you will feel secure, because there is hope; you will look around and take your rest in security.
Take comfort in knowing that God is always watching out for us. Through His love we can find the light in a very dark world. Regardless of the challenges and difficulties, He walks beside us and His presence is the very best reason to have hope.
Be strong and take heart all you who hope in the Lord.
Waiting for God is not easy. We must be prepared for what He is teaching us during these times. He equips us, protects us, shields us, and cares for us at all times. It is during the ‘wait’ periods in our life that we must have hope. It is a time to be refreshed and renewed.
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.
When we are devoted to God, our whole is attitude is steady and stable. By placing our trust in Him we will not be shaken. There will be perfect peace even in the midst of an unruly world. Keep your eyes on Him.
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.
This verse speaks volumes about a can-do attitude that encourages us to keep on, keeping on. We should be tenacious in our plans and preparations. We must not give in, even when we feel weak. When we trust Him we can hear His whispers of what He wants us to do.
I wait for the Lord my soul waits, and in His word I put my hope.
We delight in the Lord and put our hope in Him. In doing so, we rely on His strength and not our own. It is with heart-felt trust and confidence that we sing His praises while patiently waiting on Him; knowing that waiting is not an easy task, but understanding His timing is so perfect. God’s word is truth and we must hope for only what He has promised in His word.
We have this hope as an anchor for the soul, firm and secure.
When we commit our lives to Christ and ask Him to forgive our sins He will do it. Because our God is truth, we can be secure in His promises. Our hope is secure and unwavering because it is anchored in God.
My only hope is in you.
This verse is so comforting. Our only hope is the Lord. A favorite song by Aaron Shust says, ‘ My hope is in You, Lord. All the day long, I won’t be shaken by drought or storm. A peace that passes understanding is my song. And I sing my hope is in You, Lord.’ He is our refuge~believe it.
1 Peter 1:3
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.
Peter’s words offer joy and encouragement in times of struggle because our trials and tribulations here on earth are not final. We are called into a living hope of eternal life, remembering the resurrection is our hope and promise.
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