30+ Bible Verses About Hope: Having Faith and Strength During Hard Times

Bible Verses About Hope, John 8:12 I am the light of the world: he that follows me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life.

In our real life, we are under pressure from family, marriage, work, interpersonal relationships, and so on. Many of us therefore get ourselves in trouble and feel at a loss, and even lose hope in life. So, how should we get through hard times in life? Read the following Bible verses about hope which will help us receive faith and strength from God and renew our hope in life!

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Where Does Hope Come From?
Hope in the Midst of Suffering
Hope for Future
Hope for the Eternal Life
Hope for the Lord’s Return

Where Does Hope Come From?

Where there is hope, there is strength to live. Even when encountering setbacks and failure, we shall have faith to face them. So, how can we find hope? Please read the following Bible verses.

John 8:12

Then spoke Jesus again to them, saying, I am the light of the world: he that follows me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life.

Psalm 62:5

My soul, wait you only on God; for my expectation is from him.

Psalm 71:5

For you are my hope, O Lord GOD: you are my trust from my youth.

Jeremiah 17:13

O LORD, the hope of Israel, all that forsake you shall be ashamed, and they that depart from me shall be written in the earth, because they have forsaken the LORD, the fountain of living waters.

Romans 15:13

Now the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, that you may abound in hope, through the power of the Holy Ghost.

1 Peter 1:21

Who by him do believe in God, that raised him up from the dead, and gave him glory; that your faith and hope might be in God.

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Hope in the Midst of Suffering

In life, many of us often face all kinds of stresses, such as financial constraints, difficulties in jobs, and frustration of marriages, making us feel perplexed and depressed and lose our hope in life. Here are the Bible verses to help you find hope in difficulties and receive comfort and help from God.

Matthew 11:28

Come to me, all you that labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.

Romans 5:2

By whom also we have access by faith into this grace wherein we stand, and rejoice in hope of the glory of God.

2 Corinthians 4:17

For our light affliction, which is but for a moment, works for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory.

2 Corinthians 1:3-4

Blessed be God, even the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies, and the God of all comfort; 4Who comforts us in all our tribulation, that we may be able to comfort them which are in any trouble, by the comfort with which we ourselves are comforted of God.

Isaiah 41:10

Fear you not; for I am with you: be not dismayed; for I am your God: I will strengthen you; yes, I will help you; yes, I will uphold you with the right hand of my righteousness.

1 Peter 5:7

Casting all your care on him; for he cares for you.

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Hope for Future

The future is full of uncertainty. We never know what tomorrow will bring to us. So, how should we approach our hope for the future? Please read the Bible verses below.

Romans 8:24-25

For we are saved by hope: but hope that is seen is not hope: for what a man sees, why does he yet hope for? But if we hope for that we see not, then do we with patience wait for it.

Romans 5:5

And hope makes not ashamed; because the love of God is shed abroad in our hearts by the Holy Ghost which is given to us.

1 Corinthians 13:7

Bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.

2 Corinthians 4:18

While we look not at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen: for the things which are seen are temporal; but the things which are not seen are eternal.

Jeremiah 29:11

For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, said the LORD, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end.

Romans 8:18

For I reckon that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us.

2 Peter 3:13

Nevertheless we, according to his promise, look for new heavens and a new earth, wherein dwells righteousness.

Revelation 21:4

And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away.

Hope for the Eternal Life

The Lord Jesus was nailed to the cross, completing the work of redemption and forgiving our sins. Thus, we could come before God, enjoy abundant grace and blessings from Him and have the hope for the eternal life. Read the following Bible verses and feel God’s love and salvation for us!

John 3:16

For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.

1 John 2:25

And this is the promise that he has promised us, even eternal life.

John 4:14

But whoever drinks of the water that I shall give him shall never thirst; but the water that I shall give him shall be in him a well of water springing up into everlasting life.

Jude 1:21

Keep yourselves in the love of God, looking for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ to eternal life.

Matthew 19:29

And every one that has forsaken houses, or brothers, or sisters, or father, or mother, or wife, or children, or lands, for my name's sake, shall receive an hundred times, and shall inherit everlasting life.

John 6:40

And this is the will of him that sent me, that every one which sees the Son, and believes on him, may have everlasting life: and I will raise him up at the last day.

Titus 1:2

In hope of eternal life, which God, that cannot lie, promised before the world began.

Titus 3:6-7

Which he shed on us abundantly through Jesus Christ our Savior; That being justified by his grace, we should be made heirs according to the hope of eternal life.

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Hope for the Lord’s Return

For two thousand years, the age changes, but our hope for the Lord’s return has never changed. Now is the time of the Lord’s return in the last days. So, how should we welcome the Lord and realize our hope? Please read the verses below and wait soberly for the Lord’s return!

John 14:3

And 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.

Hebrews 9:28

So Christ was once offered to bear the sins of many; and to them that look for him shall he appear the second time without sin to salvation.

Revelation 3:20

Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me.

Philippians 3:20

For our conversation is in heaven; from where also we look for the Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ.

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Revelation 22:20

He which testifies these things said, Surely I come quickly. Amen. Even so, come, Lord Jesus.

1 Peter 1:7

That the trial of your faith, being much more precious than of gold that perishes, though it be tried with fire, might be found to praise and honor and glory at the appearing of Jesus Christ.

Titus 2:13

Looking for that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing of the great God and our Savior Jesus Christ.

1 Peter 1:13

Why gird up the loins of your mind, be sober, and hope to the end for the grace that is to be brought to you at the revelation of Jesus Christ.

2 Peter 3:14

Why, beloved, seeing that you look for such things, be diligent that you may be found of him in peace, without spot, and blameless.

God is faithful, so His promise to us will be never in vain. We hope these Bible verses about hope will be helpful to your belief and your life!

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