Verses of Hope

Today I’m sharing some Biblical encouragement. Share your favorite verses below!

Philippians 4:13 “For I can do everything with the help of Christ who gives me the strength I need.”

Zephaniah 3:17 “For the Lord your God is living among you.  He is a mighty savior.  He will take delight in you with gladness.  With his love, he will calm all your fears.  He will rejoice over you with joyful songs.”

Jeremiah 17:7-8 “But blessed are those who trust in the Lord and have made the Lord their hope and confidence.  They are like trees planted along a riverbank, with roots that reach deep into the water.  Such trees are not bothered by the heat or worried by long months of drought.  Their leaves stay green, and they never stop producing fruit.”

Lamentations 3:26 “So it is good to wait quietly for salvation from the Lord.”

Habakkuk 2:3 “This vision is for a future time.  It describes the end, and it will be fulfilled.  If it seems slow in coming, wait patiently, for it will surely take place.  It will not be delayed.”

Psalm 62:1-2 “I wait quietly before God, for my victory comes from him.  He alone is my rock and my salvation, my fortress where I will never be shaken.”

1 Corinthians 15:58 “So, my dear brothers and sisters, be strong and immovable. Always work enthusiastically for the Lord, for you know that nothing you do for the Lord is ever useless.”

John 16:33 “I have told you all this so that you may have peace in me. Here on earth you will have many trials and sorrows. But take heart, because I have overcome the world.”

Share your hopeful verses below!

Holiday Hope

Today completes our Monday holiday-themed verse posts.  I hope you’ve enjoyed them, and hope this one speaks to you as well.

Lamentations 3:21-23 “Yet I still dare to hope when I remember this: The faithful love of the Lord never ends! His mercies never cease.  Great is his faithfulness; his mercies begin afresh each morning.”

One of the greatest things about holidays is how they are all about hope!  I love that we can be cheerful and spread joy and positive energy around the holidays and it’s “normal.”  Today I encourage you to share some of that holiday hope with others all through the year.

Read the Bible: spend a little time each day reading some scripture passage.  Also read books on spiritual topics (by Max Lucado etc), they don’t replace the Bible readings, but they do add perspective you wouldn’t get otherwise.

Remember what God said: Once you’ve read some Bible, do your best to remember what God wrote there.  Posting note cards around the house is a great way to be reminded, and to cement in the verses that mean a lot to you.

You’ve always got hope cause you’ve always got God: There’s absolutely no reason to give up, be defeated or give in.  God is always there to bring you hope and a fresh start.  He never tires, grows old or doesn’t listen.

With a new year right around the corner, there are even more reasons to feel hopeful and be encouraged.  Why do you have hope today?  Share your thoughts below.