Best Bible Verses for Hope and Encouragement

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For You, O Lord, are my hope, my trust, O Lord, from my youth.
Psalm 71:5

Best Bible Verses for Hope and Encouragement

During challenging and uncertain times, it can be difficult to remain hopeful and encouraged. Thoughts of doubt creep in and we no longer see (or feel) that “this too shall pass” (2 Corin. 4:17). When you are in need of your hope being restored, it is crucial to turn to the right and truthful source of information. You will always know what is right and true because it will be filled with light, love, hope, peace and divine sense.

There is only one infallible, all-knowing and all-truthful source that can lift your Spirit and restore all hope regardless of circumstance. That source is the Word of God: “For whatever was written in former days was written for our instruction, that through endurance and through the encouragement of the Scriptures we [will] have hope”Rom. 15:4.

Prayerfully read these Best Bible Verses for Hope and encouragement. While you do, pay close attention to the passages that speak loudest to you. Spend extra time with them. Prayerfully meditate on them. It is through those verses that God Himself will speak to you, meeting you exactly where you are. He knows what you are going through today and through these verses He is reminding you to trust Him.

Best Bible Verses for Hope and Encouragement

Jeremiah 29:11

11 “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.

Romans 5:2-5

…we boast in the hope of the glory of God. Not only so, but we also glory in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance; perseverance, character; and character, hope. And hope does not put us to shame, because God’s love has been poured out into our hearts…

Isaiah 40:31

31 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.

Romans 15:13

13 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.

Job 11:18-19

18 You will be secure, because there is hope;
    you will look about you and take your rest in safety.
19 You will lie down, with no one to make you afraid,
    and many will court your favor.

Psalm 147:11

11 the Lord delights in those who [reverently] fear Him,
    who put their hope in His unfailing love.

1 Peter 1:3-6

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, and into an inheritance that can never perish, spoil or fade. This inheritance is kept in Heaven for you, who through faith are shielded by God’s power until the coming of the salvation that is ready to be revealed in the last time. In all this you greatly rejoice, though now for a little while you may have had to suffer grief in all kinds of trials.

Psalm 119:114

114 You are my refuge and my shield;
    I have put my hope in Your Word.

Ephesians 1:18-19

18 I pray that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened in order that you may know the hope to which He has called you, the riches of His glorious inheritance in His holy people, 19 and His incomparably great power for us who believe.

Proverbs 24:14

14 Know also that [divine] Wisdom is like honey for you:
    If you find it, there is a future hope for you,
    and your hope will not be cut off.

Psalm 146:5

Blessed are those whoe help is the God of Jacob,
    whose hope is in the Lord their God.

Deuteronomy 31:6

Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the Lord your God goes with you; He will never leave you nor forsake you.”

1 Peter 1:13

13 Therefore, with minds that are alert and fully sober, set your hope on the grace to be brought to you when Jesus Christ is revealed at His coming.

Psalm 33:22

22 May Your unfailing love be with us, Lord,
    even as we put our hope in You.

Zephaniah 3:17

17 The Lord your God is with you,
    the Mighty Warrior Who saves.
He will take great delight in you;
    in His love He will no longer rebuke you,
    but will rejoice over you with singing.”

1 Peter 5:10

10 And the God of all grace, who called you to His eternal glory in Christ, after you have suffered a little while, will Himself restore you and make you strong, firm and steadfast.

Romans 8:24-25

24 For in this hope we were saved. But hope that is seen is no hope at all. [For] who hopes for what they already have? 25 But if we hope for what we do not yet have, we wait for it patiently.

Psalm 33:18

18 But the eyes of the Lord are on those who fear Him,
    on those whose hope is in His unfailing love

Job 5:15-16

15 He saves the needy from the sword in their mouth;
    he saves them from the clutches of the powerful.
16 So the poor have hope,
    and injustice shuts its mouth.

Psalm 42:11

11 Why, my soul, are you downcast?
    Why so disturbed within me?
Put your hope in God,
    for I will yet praise Him,
    my Savior and my God.

Proverbs 23:18

18 There is surely a future hope for you,
    and your hope will not be cut off.

Isaiah 43:2-3

When you pass through the waters,
    I will be with you;
and when you pass through the rivers,
    they will not sweep over you.
When you walk through the fire,
    you will not be burned;
    the flames will not set you ablaze.
For I am the Lord your God,
    the Holy One of Israel, your Savior.

Psalm 130:5

I wait for the Lord, my whole being waits,
    and in His Word I put my hope.

Lamentations 3:24

24 I say to myself, “The Lord is my portion;
    therefore I will wait for Him.”

1 Thessalonians 1:3

We remember before our God and Father your work produced by faith, your labor prompted by love, and your endurance inspired by hope in our Lord Jesus Christ.

Psalm 3:3-5

But You, Lord, are a shield around me,
    my glory, the One Who lifts my head high.
I call out to the Lord,
    and He answers me from His Holy mountain.
I lie down and sleep;
    I wake again, because the Lord sustains me.

Hebrews 10:23

23 Let us hold unswervingly to the hope we profess, for He Who promised is faithful.

Philippians 1:6

[Be] confident of this, that He Who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus.

Philippians 3:13-14

13 Brothers and sisters, I do not consider myself yet to have taken hold of it. But one thing I do: Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead, 14 I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus.

Revelation 21:4

He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away.

Romans 8:28

28 And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love Him, who have been called according to His purpose.

Micah 7:7

But as for me, I watch in hope for the Lord,
    I wait for God my Savior;
    my God will hear me.

Psalm 71:14

14 As for me, I will always have hope;
    I will praise You more and more.

3 Verses For Reflection

“Everything is possible for the one who believes” –Mark 9:23.

“So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen, since what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal” –2 Corinthians 4:18.

“I love you, Lord, my strength. The Lord is my rock, my fortress and my deliverer; my God is my rock, in whom I take refuge, my shield and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold” –Psalm 18:1-2.

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