In my last post we discussed predicted upcoming “dark days” and choosing to live in hope in spite of them. I pray it encouraged you as much as it did me. The verses we pondered comforted and inspired my heart to continue living in hope… the hope God has given each one of us.
What is that hope, anyway? Well, Biblical hope, according to John Piper, is a confident expectation and desire for something good in the future. I think it’s safe to say we all desire something good in the future, right? And, I pray we are each confidently expecting good from God every day.
We each are invited to live with and in this Biblical hope!
But, yes, these are difficult days. Maybe more difficult than you and I have ever experienced. This pandemic has been a long season of uncertainty, of heartache, of uncommon circumstances. The thing is, consequently, it doesn’t appear to be ending any time soon.
But, this is no reason for despair!
As we shared the other day, God is with us. His light is shining in our lives. Even if the day feels and seems oh, so dark. Let’s keep focused on Him and His light and His hope in each day.
I did some searching and found some helpful scriptures that may aid us in this season. There’s nothing like God’s Word to encourage us! Right?! So, I believe these verses will spur us on, encourage our hearts, and assist us to remain living in hope in this uncommon, unusual season.
10 Helpful Verses That Encourage Living In Hope Today
So now we must cling tightly to the hope that lives within us, knowing that God always keeps his promises!Hebrews 10:23 TPT
…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.Isaiah 40:31 NIV
I know what I’m doing. I have it all planned out—plans to take care of you, not abandon you, plans to give you the future you hope for.Jeremiah 29:11 MSG
With all my heart, I am waiting, Lord, for you! I trust your promises.Psalm 130:5 CEV
Let your unfailing love surround us, Lord, for our hope is in you alone.Psalm 33:22 NLT
But the Lord looks with favor on those who respect him. He watches over those who put their hope in his faithful love.Psalm 33:18 NIRV
We are confident that God is able to orchestrate everything to work toward something good and beautiful when we love Him and accept His invitation to live according to His plan.Romans 8:28 VOICE
Let your hope keep you joyful, be patient in your troubles, and pray at all times.Romans 12:12 GNT
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.Romans 15:13 NIV
Do not yield to fear, for I am always near. Never turn your gaze from me, for I am your faithful God. I will infuse you with my strength and help you in every situation. I will hold you firmly with my victorious right hand.Isaiah 41:10 TPT
Let’s remain with our eyes fixed on God’s truth and live in His hope.
Which verse encourages you the most? Which verses did I miss? (There’s many that we could include in this list!) Why not write one on your bathroom mirror, paste one on the fridge, tuck one in your purse, or display one in your car? Filling our minds with God’s truth this season helps us in living in hope today and every day.
God is with us. He hasn’t left us and He won’t. Ever. That’s the best news all day! We find certainty in trusting Him in this uncertain season.
God bless you, friend. Thanks for hanging out with me for a few moments today!
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