As I was reading in 1 Peter today, I came across one of my favorite Bible verses for hope. It inspired me to share five Bible verses that give me hope. I pray these Bible verses for hope fill you with hope as well.
First Bible Verse for Hope
1 Peter 1:8-9 and though you have not seen Him, you love Him, and though you do not see Him now, but believe in Him, you greatly rejoice with joy inexpressible and full of glory, obtaining as the outcome of your faith the salvation of your souls.
There is something truly powerful about these verses for me. My hope is in a God I have never seen, but I do love Him and believe in Him. I am filled with joy with the anticipation of what will be when I finally see Him.
Second Bible Verse for Hope
Hebrews 11:1 Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen.
This verse is similar to the 1 Peter verse because again it speaks of what is not yet seen. My faith is the assurance of what is hoped for and I have the conviction or the proof of what is not yet seen. I must wait patiently for what is not yet seen, but this verse gives me hope that my faith is not in vain. I walk by faith.
Third Bible Verse for Hope
Romans 8:24-25 For in hope we have been saved, but hope that is seen is not hope; for who hopes for what he already sees? But if we hope for what we do not see, with perseverance we wait eagerly for it.
The Hebrews 11:1 verse made me think of what Paul says about hope. He says hope that is seen is not hope. Again, there is the focus on what is not seen, but with perseverance, we should wait for it. This verse explains what hope is, but at the same time it still gives me hope because it speaks of that anticipation of what is not seen.
Fourth Bible Verse for Hope
John 14:3 “If I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and receive you to Myself, that where I am, there you may be also.
The anticipation of Jesus returning to take me to be with Him most certainly fills me with hope. It is hard to fathom at times, but it fills me with inexpressible joy.
Fifth Bible Verse for Hope
Philippians 3:20-21 For our citizenship is in heaven, from which also we eagerly wait for a Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ; who will transform the body of our humble state into conformity with the body of His glory, by the exertion of the power that He has even to subject all things to Himself.
These verses fill me with hope because it puts my focus on the heavenly instead of the earthly. Life brings me down quite a bit, but having a heavenly focus helps me make it through the trials of this life. There is more to life than the grind of daily existence on earth and that provides me with such hope.
I hope you find hope and encouragement in these five verses. My hope is in God, the God that I have never seen, but I walk by faith believing His words and the testimony of those who came before me. This is just a small handful of Bible verses for hope. I would love to hear from you about what Bible verses give you hope.
“Scripture taken from the NEW AMERICAN STANDARD BIBLE(R), Copyright (C) 1960,1962,1963,1968,1971,1972,1973,1975,1977,1995 by The Lockman Foundation. Used by permission.”