55 Inspirational Bible Verses About Hope

By David Small •  Updated: 01/08/22 •  13 min read

These Bible verses on Hope will help you gain faith and strength with God when you are afflicted, confused, and in pain in times of difficulty.

We all live under the pressure of family, marriage, work, or personal relationships in real life. Some find themselves embroiled in disagreements, feel lost, and even lose hope in life.

How to get through difficult times? The following Bible verses about hope and related content will help you gain the hope you need from God and revive your faith for a harmonious life.

What is Hope according to the Bible?

According to the Bible, Hope has nothing in common with optimism, the heart’s desire to see everything beautiful and which, like the human heart itself, can be “above all deceptive”. Hope is of divine origin, a seed deposited in every heart as soon as it is born again.

However small it may be initially, Hope is a principle of life, a divine seed that must not perish.

However, he needs the care and infinite patience of the Divine Cultivator. It must also be subject to the divine laws that lead any plant to maturity: hot and cold, day and night, sun and storm. Hope is faith in full activity.

Hope triumphs in days when everything leads to despair. God created it for this, as formerly He placed the lights in the expanse to reign over the night.

If Hope is born and grows in a life that receives Jesus Christ and learns to obey, follow and serve him, its point of arrival will be in the glory of heaven. In tribulations, optimism fades, but hope blossoms.

As it rejoices, it grows with patience, which produces endurance. These three virtues make the Christian a winner whose anchor is cast within the veil.

Bible Verses about Hope for the future

Hope nourishes faith. Without Hope your faith is sick. Often people say: “As long as there is life, there is hope”.

It is true, but one could also say: “As long as there is hope, there is life”. To take Hope from a man’s heart is to deprive him of the desire to go forward, undertake, pray, and act.

  1. Romans 8: 24-25

For we were saved in this Hope, but hope that is seen is not hope; for why does one still hope for what he sees? But if we hope for what we do not see, we eagerly wait for it with perseverance.

  1. 1 Peter 1:13

Therefore gird up the loins of your mind, be sober, and rest your Hopefully upon the grace that is to be brought to you at the revelation of Jesus Christ

  1. Romans 8:18

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

  1. 2 Peter 3: 13-14

Nevertheless, according to His promise, we look for new heavens and a new earth in which righteousness dwells. Therefore, beloved, looking forward to these things, be diligent to be found by Him in peace, without spot and blameless.

  1. Revelation 21: 4

And God will wipe away every tear from their eyes; there shall be no more death, nor sorrow, nor crying. There shall be no more pain, for the former things have passed away.

Bible Verses about Hope for Eternal Life

Our faith is based on the Hope that Jesus Christ has indeed risen, and that changes everything. Buddha is still in his tomb, Confucius too… but Jesus has won the victory.

Death could not hold him back, and it is in this that we place our faith, in this Hope that Jesus is still alive and that he lives in us, that he holds our lives in his hands.

We believe that we have eternal life through Jesus Christ, our Lord. Yes, our faith is a firm assurance of what we hope for.

  1. 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. 1 John 2:25

And this is the promise that He has promised us—eternal life.

  1. John 4:14

But whoever drinks of the water that I shall give him will never thirst. But the water that I shall give him will become in him a fountain of water springing up into everlasting life.

  1. Jude 1:21

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

  1. Matthew 19:29

And everyone who has left houses or brothers or sisters or father or mother ]or wife or children or [b]lands, for My name’s sake, shall receive a hundredfold, and inherit eternal life.

  1. John 6:40

And this is the will of Him who sent Me, that everyone who sees the Son and believes in Him may have everlasting life; and I will raise him at the last day.

  1. 2 Corinthians 3:12

Therefore, since we have such hope, we use great boldness of speech

  1. 2 Corinthians 1:7

And our hope for you is steadfast because we know that as you are partakers of the sufferings, you will also partake of the consolation.

There is one body and one Spirit, just as you were called in one hope of your calling;

  1. Colossians 1:27

To them God willed to make known what are the riches of the glory of this mystery among the Gentiles: [a]which is Christ in you, the Hope of glory.

  1. 1 Thessalonians 1:3

Remembering without ceasing your work of faith, the labor of love, and patience of hope in our Lord Jesus Christ in the sight of our God and Father.

  1. Jeremiah 17:13

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.

  1. Romans 15:13

Who through Him believe in God, who raised Him from the dead and gave Him glory, so that your faith and hope are in God.

  1. 1 Thessalonians 5:8

But let us who are of the day be sober, putting on the breastplate of faith and love, and as a helmet the hope of salvation.

  1. 2 Thessalonians 2:16-17

Now may our Lord Jesus Christ Himself, and our God and Father, who has loved us and given us everlasting consolation and good hope by grace. Comfort your hearts and [a]establish you in every good word and work.

  1. John 8:12

Then Jesus spoke to them again, saying, “I am the light of the world. He who follows Me shall not walk in darkness but have the light of life.

  1. Psalm 62:5

My soul, wait silently for God alone, For my [a]expectation is from Him.

  1. Psalm 71: 5

O LORD, the Hope of Israel, all who forsake You shall be ashamed. “Those who depart from Me Shall be written in the earth Because they have forsaken the LORD, The fountain of living waters.”

Bible verses about hope for those waiting for a husband

What does God say about waiting for a husband? This is an excellent question to consider. Because waiting is one of the most difficult things in this world.

The feeling of not knowing when your expectations will be met is always hard when all you do is wait.

But waiting is part of life. At some point in our life, we have to wait for something. If God wants you to focus on something before you get married, He will not bring your Husband to you. No matter how worried you are, it won’t move God.

You can cut the waiting time by panicking and settling down with a husband that’s not the plan of God for you. Or you can wait for God’s timing to get the best from God.

  1. 1 Corinthians 7:34

An unmarried woman or virgin is concerned about the Lord’s affairs: Her aim is to be devoted to the Lord in both body and spirit.

  1. Proverbs 10:22:

The blessing of the Lord makes one rich, and He adds no sorrow with it.

  1. Matthew 6:33

But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you.

  1. Jeremiah 29:11

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.

  1. Psalm 37: 4

Delight yourself also in the Lord, and He shall give you the desires of your heart.

  1. Galatians 6:9

And let us not grow weary while doing good, for in due season we shall reap if we do not lose heart

  1. Isaiah 62: 4

You shall no longer be termed Forsaken, Nor shall your land any more be termed Desolate;

But you shall be called Hephzibah, and your land Beulah; For the Lord delights in you, And your land shall be married.

  1. Jeremiah 31:3

The Lord has appeared of old to me, saying: “Yes, I have loved you with an everlasting love; Therefore with loving-kindness, I have drawn you.

  1. Isaiah 54:10

For the mountains shall depart and the hills be removed, But My kindness shall not depart from you, nor shall my covenant of peace be removed.

  1. Ecclesiastes 3:11

He has made everything beautiful in its time. Also, He has put eternity in their hearts, except that no one can find out the work that God does from beginning to end.

Hope when you feel discouraged

God, by his word, does not fail to encourage us sometimes. It is enough for us to read it aloud to awaken our hearts and receive the courage we need.

Yes, you have to be courageous to not give up in the face of life’s difficulties. It is in his word that you will find strength and courage.

  1. Psalm 43:5

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.

  1. 1 Chronicle 22:13

Then you will prosper if you take care to fulfill the statutes and judgments with which the LORD [a]charged Moses concerning Israel. Be strong and of good courage; do not fear nor be dismayed.

  1. Daniel 10:19

And he said, “O man much beloved, fear not! Peace be to you; be strong, yes, be strong! So when he spoke to me, I was strengthened and said, “Let my lord speak, for you have strengthened me.

  1. Numbers 32:7

Now, why will you discourage the heart of the children of Israel from going over into the land which the LORD has given them?

Hope When you are sick and suffering

Christ took upon himself all our illnesses and endured our sufferings so that we would be free from these plagues.

Today you may be suffering or sick in your body, in your heart, or your mind, declare the word of God on your life Christ has already accomplished everything receives perfect healing in Jesus Christ.

  1. Isaiah 53:5

But He was wounded[a] for our transgressions, He was [b]bruised for our iniquities; The chastisement for our peace was upon Him, And by His stripes[c] we are healed.

  1. 1 Peter 2:24

Who Himself bore our sins in His own body on the tree, that we, having died to sins, might live for righteousness—by whose [a]stripes you were healed.

  1. Deuteronomy 7:15

And the LORD will take away from you all sickness, and will afflict you with none of the terrible diseases of Egypt which you have known, but will lay them on all those who hate you.

  1. Jeremiah 17:14

Heal me, O LORD, and I shall be healed; Save me, and I shall be saved, For You are my praise.

 The hope of the Gospel

Hope is an extraordinary stimulus to see God act. Imagine a prayer meeting without Hope… The atmosphere would become cold and heavy.

However, if the room is crowded with women and men filled with Hope in their God, everything becomes different.

  1. Romans 12:12

Rejoicing in Hope, patient[a] in tribulation, continuing steadfastly in prayer;

  1. Romans 5:5

Now Hope does not disappoint because the love of God has been poured out in our hearts by the Holy Spirit who was given to us.

  1. Romans 8:24-25

For we were saved in this Hope, but hope that is seen is not hope; for why does one still hope for what he sees? But if we hope for what we do not see, we eagerly wait for it with perseverance.

  1. 1 Corinthians 9:10

Or does He say it altogether for our sakes? For our sakes, no doubt, this is written, that he who plows should plow in hope, and he who threshes in hope should be partaker of his Hope.

  1. 1 Peter 3:15

But [a]sanctify [b]the Lord God in your hearts, and always be ready to give a defense to everyone who asks you a reason for the Hope that is in you, with meekness and fear.

  1. Hebrews 10:23

Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for He who promised is faithful.

  1. Hebrews 7:19

For the law made nothing [a]perfect; on the other hand, there is the bringing in of a better hope, through which we draw near to God.

  1. Hebrews 6:18

That by two [a]immutable things, in which it is impossible for God to lie, we [b]might have a strong consolation, who have fled for refuge to lay hold of the hope set before us.

  1. Hebrews 6:11

And we desire that each one of you show the same diligence to the full assurance of hope until the end, 

Bible Verses about Hope In Difficult Times

Feeling alone, forgotten, defeated, filled with doubts, that’s when thoughts take over… “If God was really with me, then why did this happen? Or “why didn’t this happen?” “Or” Why am I in pain? “.

God never promised that our path would always be “easy” or that his presence meant a life of comfort. But he promised this, again and again, in his word: that he would be “with us” and that he would never leave us.

He is the only one who can reverse a difficult season and bring a great blessing through it…

  1. Job 14:7

For there is hope for a tree If it is cut down, that it will sprout again, And that its tender shoots will not cease.

  1. Psalm 91:9-10

Because you have made the LORD, who is my refuge, Even the Highest, your dwelling place, No evil shall befall you, Nor shall any plague come near your dwelling;

  1. Psalm 9:18

For the needy shall not always be forgotten; The expectation of the poor shall not perish forever.

  1. 1 Timothy 6:17

Command those who are rich in this present age not to be haughty, nor to trust in uncertain riches but in the living God, who gives us richly all things to enjoy.

  1. Titus 2:13

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

  1. 1 John 3:3

And everyone who has this hope in Him purifies himself, just as He is pure.


Just as the Bible has so much to say about compassion, these verses are a micro-sample of the vastness of Hope in the Bible.

I hope these  Bible verses about hope in difficult times will help uplift your spirit and fill you with renewed confidence in where our Hope is.

I pray that although I do not know your situation, you will receive a supernatural peace that can only come from the Hope found in the Bible through our incredible story of redemption through Christ Jesus.

Thank you for reading, and I would like to know if these verses have inspired you.

Also, let me know what other verses you turn to when you need Hope. Leave a comment below.

David Small

Is an Ordained Minister and Life Coach. He is an ordained minister since 1988. Shortly after receiving Jesus as his personal savior, he answered the call to ministry.

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