30+ Bible Verses About Hoping in the Lord

Saturday, August 7, 2021
Jesus is our hope in life and death. Without the Lord making a way for us through His death and resurrections, we would be without any hope. Are you looking for Bible verses about hope? Here are 30+ Bible verses about hoping in the Lord.

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Jesus is our hope. It's important to know what the Bible says about hope. We can only hope in what we know, and the Bible is what helps us know God and know why he's worth hoping in! Keep reading to find 30 verses about hoping in the Lord. 

30+ Bible Verses About Hoping in the Lord

  1. “Therefore my heart is glad, and my glory rejoices; my flesh also will rest in hope.” - Psalm 16:9

    Because of the hope we have in the Lord, we can be at rest here on earth.

  2. "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

    Not only is our God the God of hope, but He also allows us to abound in hope through the power of the Holy Spirit.

  3. “You are my hiding place and my shield; I hope in Your word.” - Psalm 119:114

    The believer can hope in the Word of God (that is Jesus, and the written Word that the Lord gave us).

  4. “And everyone who has this hope in Him purifies himself, just as He is pure.” - 1 John 3:3

    Our hope is in the fact that Jesus is pure (righteous) and when He saved us, He gave us His righteousness. Likewise, if we are in Christ, we will strive to live a pure life just as He did. 

  5. "For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope." - Jeremiah 29:11

    This verse was written while God's people were in exile for their sin. God sent them into exile for their sin, but He is also promising them they He has plans for them. They have a hope and a future.

    It is, however, important to note that some of the people Jeremiah was writing to died while they were still in exile. Does this mean that God lied? No. Because "hope and a future" is what we have in eternity with God if we know Him. Regardless of the earthly status of God's people, they will always prosper, always have a hope, and always have a future in eternity.

  6. “Beloved, now we are children of God; and it has not yet been revealed what we shall be, but we know that when He is revealed, we shall be like Him, for we shall see Him as He is.” - 1 John 3:2

    This verse reiterates the eternal hope we have in the Lord. We are children of God and when we go to Heaven, we will be like Him and we will see Him clearly.

  7. "Rejoice in hope, be patient in tribulation, be constant in prayer." - Romans 12:12

    Regardless of our situation here one earth, we can and should rejoice in the hope that we have. It is the greatest gift.

  8. “Looking for the blessed hope and glorious appearing of our great God and Savior Jesus Christ.” - Titus 2:13

    Our great God and Savior Jesus Christ is our blessed hope and we can look forward to His appearing.

  9. "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." - Isaiah 40:31

    If we wait for the Lord (meaning if we hope in the Lord), He will renew our strength. 

  10. “In hope of eternal life which God, who cannot lie, promised before time began.” - Titus 1:2

    Is there anything God cannot do? The Bible says that He cannot lie. And this God who can't lie promises that He will give His people eternal life. 

  11. "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." - 1 Peter 1:3

    We have been born again to a living hope. Nuff' said.

  12. "For whatever was written in former days was written for our instruction, that through endurance and through the encouragement of the Scriptures we might have hope." - Romans 15:4

    The Scriptures are a great encouragement to give our spirit hope as we live on earth. 

  13. “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 Thessalonians 5:8

    The hope of salvation is a helmet for us to wear as we walk through this life. We are spiritually protected. 

  14. “The eyes of your understanding being enlightened; that you may know what is the hope of His calling, what are the riches of the glory of His inheritance in the saints.” - Ephesians 1:18

    When God calls us to Himself, we receive hope and a glorious inheritance.

  15. “To them God willed to make known what are the riches of the glory of this mystery among the Gentiles: which is Christ in you, the hope of glory.” - Colossians 1:27

    When Christ lives in us, we have the hope of glory.|

  16. “And now, O Lord, for what do I wait? My hope is in you. - Psalm 39:7

    There is no other good place to put our hope. Our only hope is in the Lord. 

  17. “Eye has not seen, nor ear heard, nor have entered into the heart of man the things which God has prepared for those who love Him.” - 1 Corinthians 2:9

    What God has prepared for us in eternity is so good that we cannot fully fathom it. 

  18. "Through him we have also obtained access by faith into this grace in which we stand, and we rejoice in hope of the glory of God. More than that, we rejoice in our sufferings, knowing that suffering produces endurance, and endurance produces character, and character produces hope, 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." - Romans 5:2-5

    Even in suffering we can stand firm in hope. This is because we know that the God of our salvation is good and trustworthy, and even uses our suffering for good. We can always rejoice in hope.

  19. “The LORD your God in your midst, the Mighty One, will save; He will rejoice over you with gladness, He will quiet you with His love, He will rejoice over you with singing.” - Zephaniah 3:17

    The Lord is with us, sings over us, and loves us. When we stop to think that this God who loves us and saved us is also the creator and ruler of the entire universe, it is humbling.

  20. “Blessed is the man who trusts in the LORD, and whose hope is the LORD.” - Jeremiah 17:7

    Those who place their hope in the Lord are blessed.

  21. “For surely there is a hereafter, and your hope will not be cut off.” - Proverbs 23:18

    Our hope for eternity is secure because of Christ.

  22. "Be strong and courageous. Do not fear or be in dread of them, for it is the Lord your God who goes with you. He will not leave you or forsake you.” - Deuteronomy 31:6

    This verse doesn't specifically use the word "hope" but it still points to the hope we have that God will never leave us. He foes with us everywhere. 

  23. "He will wipe away every tear from their eyes, and death shall be no more, neither shall there be mourning, nor crying, nor pain anymore, for the former things have passed away.” - Revelation 21:4

    When we get to Heaven there will be no more sadness or pain. Our hope is in a joyous, eternal, and perfect union with God. 

  24. "So we do not lose heart. Though our outer self is wasting away, our inner self is being renewed day by day. For this light momentary affliction is preparing for us an eternal weight of glory beyond all comparison, as we look not to the things that are seen but to the things that are unseen. For the things that are seen are transient, but the things that are unseen are eternal." - 2 Corinthians 4:16-18

    Even when it feels like we are wasting away in this life (whether by sickness, pain, sadness, heartache, or loneliness) God continues to renew, help, encourage, and sanctify us spiritually. And as we read in verse 24, when we get to heaven we will no longer have to deal with that wasting away. 

  25. "So that being justified by his grace we might become heirs according to the hope of eternal life." - Titus 3:7 

    By God's grace we have become heirs of the family of God.

  26. “The LORD takes pleasure in those who fear Him, in those who hope in His mercy.” - Psalm 147:11

    The Lord takes pleasure in us putting our hope in Him.

  27. "Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand." - Isaiah 41:10

    We do not have to fear. Our God will strengthen us and uphold us. He will help us. 

  28. "But in your hearts honor 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; yet do it with gentleness and respect." - 1 Peter 3:15

    We have a reason to hope. So let's make sure we are prepared to give a respectful and gentle defense of this hope when we are asked. 

  29. "We have this as a sure and steadfast anchor of the soul, a hope that enters into the inner place behind the curtain." - Hebrews 6:19

    The hope we have in Christ is a sure and steadfast anchor of the soul

  30. "Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for he who promised is faithful." - Hebrews 10:23

    We can hold fast to the hope we have because God is faithful.

  31. “O Israel, hope in the LORD; for with the LORD there is mercy, and with Him is abundant redemption.” - Psalm 130:7

    We can hope in the Lord because in Him, there is mercy and abundant redemption.

I hope you have been encouraged by these verses about hoping in the Lord. If you are looking for more on this topic, read "What the Bible Says About the Hope of the Lord". It goes over what it means to hope in the Lord and highlights a few of the verses in this post in more detail.

What verse encouraged your heart the most?

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