It today’s world there are so many situations and circumstances that can steal our hope, but we don’t have to live that way. The Word of God is full of hope-filled scriptures that can give you hope regardless of any circumstance.
#1 – Matthew 28:19-20
Matthew 28:19-20 contains some of Jesus’ last words on the earth. These famous verses are what we now call the Great Commission, but did you notice? The last portion includes a promise that will surely give you hope, “Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.”
That’s right! Jesus promises to be “with you always”. That means that there isn’t one situation or circumstance, valley or mountain top, biggest loss or greatest win where Jesus hasn’t been with you. You are not alone. Choose to stand on the promise that He is with you always!
#2 – Jeremiah 33:3
Jeremiah 33:3 is another promise in the Word of God that can surely give you hope. In this verse God promises Jeremiah, “Call to me and I will answer you and tell you great and unsearchable things you do not know.” Here Jeremiah is instructed to call out to God and God promises to answer in return.
Do you ever feel alone? Maybe you don’t feel like you have anyone you can talk to about things going on in your life. Well, the truth is God is always available to you AND He promises to answer. You might feel like God doesn’t speak to you, but I would like to propose that maybe He is speaking and it’s simply of you recognizing His voice? He can speak through the Word of God, the inner audible voice, through an external picture or sound. God can speak through knowing, sensing, feelings, and even pictures we see in our minds eye.
Let God’s promise to Jeremiah give you hope today, knowing that when you call out to God, He will answer you!
#3 – John 11:35
John 11:35 is the shortest verse in the Bible and it says, “Jesus wept.” This simple verse is so powerful because it reveals Jesus’ ability to relate to humanity – He felt emotions.
If having emotions was something Jesus had, doesn’t it give you hope – and permission – to feel emotions too? It should! Jesus came to earth to show us how to live the abundant life and having emotions is part of the way we are wired. Give yourself permission to feel, as Jesus did, by letting yourself feel your emotions.
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