Hope is intrinsic to our peace of mind, our joy, our ability to face the future. Yet in the face of great pain or disappointment, hope can be like trying to hold water in our hands. When we lose hope… is our faith not far behind? Can we have one without the other?
Hebrews 11:1 says, “Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen.”
By the Bible’s definition, the two are intertwined. Scripture is telling us that in order to be people of faith, we must be people of hope.
Here are 7 Scriptures to renew and encourage hope today!
- 2 Corinthians 3:12-14: “Therefore, since we have such a hope, we are very bold. We are not like Moses, who would put a veil over his face to prevent the Israelites from seeing the end of what was passing away. But their minds were made dull, for to this day the same veil remains when the old covenant is read. It has not been removed, because only in Christ is it taken away.” (2 Corinthians 3:12-14)
- Psalm 43:5: “Why are you cast down, O my soul, and why are you in turmoil within me? Hope in God; for I shall again praise him, my salvation and my God.”
- Romans 15:13: “May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that by the power of the Holy Spirit you may abound in hope.”
- Psalm 39:7: “And now, O Lord, for what do I wait? My hope is in you.”
- Romans 5:1: “Through him we have also obtained access by faith into this grace in which we stand, and we rejoice in hope of the glory of God.”
- Proverbs 23:18: “Surely there is a future, and your hope will not be cut off.”
- Hebrews 6:19: “We have this as a sure and steadfast anchor of the soul, a hope that enters into the inner place behind the curtain.”