Christians have been turning to the Scriptures for inspiration and hope since the time of Jesus. These inspirational and encouraging verses of hope will uplift your soul and give you hope in life and hope in God as you meditate on the powerful truth that is in the Word of God. This list of Bible verses for Hope is in the Old Testament. You may notice that there are not a lot of Bible scriptures from the Gospels. That is not because the Gospels lack hope, but because the hope in the Gospels is the larger narrative of Jesus Christ, His life, death, and resurrection!
For I know the plans I have for you, declares the LORD, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope. Jeremiah 29:11
The Lord is good to those whose hope is in him, to the one who seeks him; it is good to wait quietly for the salvation of the Lord. Lamentations 3:25-26
Those who pay regard to vain idols forsake their hope of steadfast love. Jonah 2:8
Blessed is the man who trusts in the Lord, whose trust is the Lord. He is like a tree planted by water, that sends out its roots by the stream, and does not fear when heat comes, for its leaves remain green, and is not anxious in the year of drought, for it does not cease to bear fruit. Jeremiah 17:7-8
The Lord roars from Zion, and utters his voice from Jerusalem, and the heavens and the earth quake. But the Lord is a refuge to his people, a stronghold to the people of Israel. Joel 3:16
…but they who wait for 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 40:31
For a’lot of us….Life did not turn out the way it was suppose to. Starting at 17 a young girl lost, who had had an abortion. I went through a divorce, My father being murdered, remarried and my husband committed suicide. I have had jobs that did not work out, relationships that have failed, and so on an so on. I have to say in my life journey, God has had His own plan in my life. When going through all life’s struggles throughout my life, I have to say I ended up right where God wanted me to be at each stage of my life. I was not a Christian my whole adult life until I myself attempted a suicide in 2005. After years of counseling and letting go of my past habits, hurts, and hangups, I found a personal real relationship with Jesus (my PaPa) and not religion. I learned that throughout our lives, we may take a detour from what we planned, but I can assure you “He has a plan and a hope and a future for your life” Jeremiah 29:11 So where ever you are in life…..don’t give up….what ever you have lost or whatever trials you are going through, God is working behind the scene and is going to turn your mess, into His message!
Ronnie and Christie