Sometimes, in life, we go through seasons when there appears to be no light at the end of the tunnel, and really, no end of the tunnel at all. Hope can feel illusive, but He has something to say about that.
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. ~ Romans 15:13 ESV
For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. ~ Jeremiah 29:11 NIV
And now, O Lord, for what do I wait? My hope is in you. ~ Psalm 39:7 ESV
We were saved in hope. If we see what we hope for, that isn’t hope. Who hopes for what they already see? ~ Romans 8:24 CEB
There is surely a future hope for you, and your hope will not be cut off. ~ Proverbs 23:18 NIV
Blessed is the man who trusts in the Lord, whose trust is the Lord. ~ Jeremiah 17:7 ESV
For you, O Lord, are my hope, my trust, O Lord, from my youth. ~ Psalm 71:5 ESV
Trust in the Lord, and do good; dwell in the land and befriend faithfulness. Delight yourself in the Lord, and he will give you the desires of your heart. Commit your way to the Lord; trust in him, and he will act. He will bring forth your righteousness as the light, and your justice as the noonday. Be still before the Lord and wait patiently for him; fret not yourself over the one who prospers in his way, over the man who carries out evil devices! ~ Psalm 37:3-7 ESV
For nothing will be impossible with God. ~ Luke 1:37 ESV
My soul claims the Lord as my inheritance; therefore I will hope in him. ~ Lamentations 3:24 TLB
Eat honey, dear child—it’s good for you—
and delicacies that melt in your mouth.
and wisdom for your soul—
Get that and your future’s secured,
your hope is on solid rock. ~ Proverbs 24:13-14 MSG
When God made his promise to Abraham, he backed it to the hilt, putting his own reputation on the line. He said, “I promise that I’ll bless you with everything I have—bless and bless and bless!” Abraham stuck it out and got everything that had been promised to him. When people make promises, they guarantee them by appeal to some authority above them so that if there is any question that they’ll make good on the promise, the authority will back them up. When God wanted to guarantee his promises, he gave his word, a rock-solid guarantee—God can’t break his word. And because his word cannot change, the promise is likewise unchangeable.
We who have run for our very lives to God have every reason to grab the promised hope with both hands and never let go. It’s an unbreakable spiritual lifeline, reaching past all appearances right to the very presence of God where Jesus, running on ahead of us, has taken up his permanent post as high priest for us… ~ Hebrews 6:17-20 MSG