5 Verses to Memorize and Recite When You Need Hope
Abounding in Hope by the Power of the Holy Spirit in Your Life
by J.M. Troppello
This world can sometimes seem hopeless. I can relate. I’ve experienced that hopelessness when life stinks and nothing is going right. However, deep down in my spirit I have peace and hope – and joy from the Lord because I know that my hope is found in Him – and not in the things of this world. Consider the following 5 verses that you should memorize and recite when you need hope.
1. Trust in the God of Hope
13 Now may the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, that you may abound in hope by the power of the Holy Spirit. (Romans 15:13, NKJV)
This is my favorite verse about hope that is found in the Bible. I love how Paul states that God is the God of hope. God will fill you with all joy and peace – as you believe and trust in Him. If you want that joy and peace, you need to believe Him and all His promises. My favorite part is the ending that if you believe in the God of hope – and are filled with all joy and peace in believing – you will abound in hope. I want to abound in hope! How do you abound in hope? By the power of the Holy Spirit at work in your life.
2. Hope for a Good Future
11 For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the Lord, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope. (Jer. 28:11, NKJV)
I love this passage from Jeremiah. I know that God is in control. He has a beautiful plan for my life. I know it’s not perfect – in my eyes. But, it’s perfect in the fact that He is working all things out for my good.
3. The Help of My Countenance
11 Why are you cast down, O my soul? And why are you disquieted within me? Hope in God; For I shall yet praise Him, The [a]help of my countenance and my God. (Psalm 42:11, NKJV)
I can speak to my soul. It doesn’t have to be downcast. That’s because my hope is in the Lord. I love how the Psalmist ends this verse with writing that we can hope in God because He is the help of my countenance. He is the source of my hope.
4. Renewed Strength in God
31 But those who wait on the Lord Shall renew their strength; They shall mount up with wings like eagles, They shall run and not be weary, They shall walk and not faint. (Isaiah 40:31, NKJV)
This is one of my favorite Bible verses. I love how it’s a great reminder of how my strength is renewed in God. The key here is that I need to wait on the Lord – not in my own strength—but seeking strength in Him. When I find my hope and strength in God, I will be able to put off the weariness and trust in Him alone.
5. Hope of Protection from Harm
7 The Lord shall [a]preserve you from all evil; He shall preserve your soul. 8 The Lord shall preserve[b] your going out and your coming in From this time forth, and even forevermore. (Psalm 121:7-8, NKJV)
This world is very uncertain, divisive, and volatile these days. Yet, my hope is in the Lord. Reading these verses from Psalms is a great reminder that God will preserve me from all evil. He will preserve you as well. Put your hope and trust in Him.
I hope you can find joy, peace, and comfort in these Scriptures today. God bless!
Article syndicated by Mustard Seed Sentinel on Medium.com.
About the Author
J.M. Troppello is an author, writer, and poet. She is the publisher of the online Christian lifestyle magazine, Mustard Seed Sentinel.
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