What Does the Bible Say About Hope in Hard Times? (25 Verses)

Learn what the Bible says about Hope in Hard Times. These are the 25 most relevant Bible verses and passages about Hope in Hard Times.
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Table of Contents

  1. Psalm 42:11 - "Why are you cast down, O..."
  2. Jeremiah 29:11 - "For I know the plans I..."
  3. Isaiah 40:31 - "but they who wait for the..."
  4. Psalm 121:7-8 - "The LORD will keep you from..."
  5. Hebrews 11:1 - "Now faith is the assurance of..."
  6. Romans 15:13 - "May the God of hope fill..."
  7. 1 Corinthians 13:13 - "So now faith, hope, and love..."
  8. Matthew 11:28 - "Come to me, all who labor..."
  9. Psalm 119:114 - "You are my hiding place and..."
  10. Hebrews 10:23 - "Let us hold fast the confession..."
  11. Romans 5:3-4 - "More than that, we rejoice in..."
  12. Psalm 31:24 - "Be strong, and let your heart..."
  13. Romans 8:25 - "But if we hope for what..."
  14. Proverbs 13:12 - "Hope deferred makes the heart sick,..."
  15. Micah 7:7 - "But as for me, I will..."
  16. Psalm 33:22 - "Let your steadfast love, O LORD,..."
  17. Psalm 130:5 - "I wait for the LORD, my..."
  18. Lamentations 3:24 - ""The LORD is my portion," says..."
  19. Psalm 25:5 - "Lead me in your truth and..."
  20. Isaiah 61:1 - "The Spirit of the Lord GOD..."
  21. Romans 5:5 - "and hope does not put us..."
  22. 1 Peter 1:3 - "Blessed be the God and Father..."
  23. Ephesians 4:4 - "There is one body and one..."
  24. 1 Peter 3:15 - "but in your hearts regard Christ..."
  25. Colossians 1:27 - "To them God chose to make..."

1. Psalm 42:11

11 Why are you cast down, O my soul, and why are you in turmoil within me? Hope in God; for I shall again praise him, my salvation and my God.

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2. Jeremiah 29:11

11 For I know the plans I have for you, declares the LORD, plans for wholeness and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope.

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3. Isaiah 40:31

31 but they who wait for 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.

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4. Psalm 121:7-8

7 The LORD will keep you from all evil; he will keep your life. 8 The LORD will keep your going out and your coming in from this time forth and forevermore.

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5. Hebrews 11:1

1 Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen.

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6. Romans 15:13

13 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.

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7. 1 Corinthians 13:13

13 So now faith, hope, and love abide, these three; but the greatest of these is love.

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8. Matthew 11:28

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

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9. Psalm 119:114

114 You are my hiding place and my shield; I hope in your word.

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10. Hebrews 10:23

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

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11. Romans 5:3-4

3 More than that, we rejoice in our sufferings, knowing that suffering produces endurance, 4 and endurance produces character, and character produces hope,

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12. Psalm 31:24

24 Be strong, and let your heart take courage, all you who wait for the LORD!

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13. Romans 8:25

25 But if we hope for what we do not see, we wait for it with patience.

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14. Proverbs 13:12

12 Hope deferred makes the heart sick, but a desire fulfilled is a tree of life.

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15. Micah 7:7

7 But as for me, I will look to the LORD; I will wait for the God of my salvation; my God will hear me.

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16. Psalm 33:22

22 Let your steadfast love, O LORD, be upon us, even as we hope in you.

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17. Psalm 130:5

5 I wait for the LORD, my soul waits, and in his word I hope;

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18. Lamentations 3:24

24 "The LORD is my portion," says my soul, "therefore I will hope in him."

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19. Psalm 25:5

5 Lead me in your truth and teach me, for you are the God of my salvation; for you I wait all the day long.

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20. Isaiah 61:1

1 The Spirit of the Lord GOD is upon me, because the LORD has anointed me to bring good news to the poor; he has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, and the opening of the prison to those who are bound;

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21. Romans 5:5

5 and hope does not put us to shame, because God's love has been poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit who has been given to us.

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22. 1 Peter 1:3

3 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! According to his great mercy, he has caused us to be born again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead,

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23. Ephesians 4:4

4 There is one body and one Spirit--just as you were called to the one hope that belongs to your call--

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24. 1 Peter 3:15

15 but in your hearts regard Christ the Lord as holy, always being prepared to make a defense to anyone who asks you for a reason for the hope that is in you;

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25. Colossians 1:27

27 To them God chose to make known how great among the Gentiles are the riches of the glory of this mystery, which is Christ in you, the hope of glory.

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Table of Contents

  1. Psalm 42:11
  2. Psalm 121:7-8
  3. Psalm 119:114
  4. Psalm 31:24
  5. Psalm 33:22
  6. Psalm 130:5
  7. Psalm 25:5
  8. Proverbs 13:12
  9. Isaiah 40:31
  10. Isaiah 61:1
  11. Jeremiah 29:11
  12. Lamentations 3:24
  13. Micah 7:7
  14. Matthew 11:28
  15. Romans 5:3-4
  16. Romans 5:5
  17. Romans 8:25
  18. Romans 15:13
  19. 1 Corinthians 13:13
  20. Ephesians 4:4
  21. Colossians 1:27
  22. Hebrews 10:23
  23. Hebrews 11:1
  24. 1 Peter 1:3
  25. 1 Peter 3:15

Psalm 42:11

11 Why are you cast down, O my soul, and why are you in turmoil within me? Hope in God; for I shall again praise him, my salvation and my God.

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Psalm 121:7-8

7 The LORD will keep you from all evil; he will keep your life. 8 The LORD will keep your going out and your coming in from this time forth and forevermore.

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Psalm 119:114

114 You are my hiding place and my shield; I hope in your word.

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Psalm 31:24

24 Be strong, and let your heart take courage, all you who wait for the LORD!

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Psalm 33:22

22 Let your steadfast love, O LORD, be upon us, even as we hope in you.

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Psalm 130:5

5 I wait for the LORD, my soul waits, and in his word I hope;

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Psalm 25:5

5 Lead me in your truth and teach me, for you are the God of my salvation; for you I wait all the day long.

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Proverbs 13:12

12 Hope deferred makes the heart sick, but a desire fulfilled is a tree of life.

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Isaiah 40:31

31 but they who wait for 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.

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Isaiah 61:1

1 The Spirit of the Lord GOD is upon me, because the LORD has anointed me to bring good news to the poor; he has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, and the opening of the prison to those who are bound;

View on BibleGateway

Jeremiah 29:11

11 For I know the plans I have for you, declares the LORD, plans for wholeness and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope.

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Lamentations 3:24

24 "The LORD is my portion," says my soul, "therefore I will hope in him."

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Micah 7:7

7 But as for me, I will look to the LORD; I will wait for the God of my salvation; my God will hear me.

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Matthew 11:28

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

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Romans 5:3-4

3 More than that, we rejoice in our sufferings, knowing that suffering produces endurance, 4 and endurance produces character, and character produces hope,

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Romans 5:5

5 and hope does not put us to shame, because God's love has been poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit who has been given to us.

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Romans 8:25

25 But if we hope for what we do not see, we wait for it with patience.

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Romans 15:13

13 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.

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1 Corinthians 13:13

13 So now faith, hope, and love abide, these three; but the greatest of these is love.

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Ephesians 4:4

4 There is one body and one Spirit--just as you were called to the one hope that belongs to your call--

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Colossians 1:27

27 To them God chose to make known how great among the Gentiles are the riches of the glory of this mystery, which is Christ in you, the hope of glory.

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Hebrews 10:23

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

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Hebrews 11:1

1 Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen.

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1 Peter 1:3

3 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! According to his great mercy, he has caused us to be born again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead,

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1 Peter 3:15

15 but in your hearts regard Christ the Lord as holy, always being prepared to make a defense to anyone who asks you for a reason for the hope that is in you;

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