16 Bible Verses about Hope to Give You Strength in Tough Times

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Hope is a powerful force that can sustain us through difficult times. It is the confident expectation that good things will happen, even when circumstances seem bleak. As Christians, we can find hope in the promises of God’s Word. Here are 16 Bible verses about hope that can give you strength and comfort when you need it most.

If you’re going through a tough time and have lost hope, I just want you to know: God can turn your setback into a comeback! Here’s our message to help you turn it around.

We’ve also included a short prayer to help you grow in faith at the end of the post!

1. Jeremiah 29:11

“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.”

This verse is a reminder that God has a plan for our lives, and it is a plan for good. Even when things seem uncertain, we can trust that God is working all things together for our good.

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2. Romans 8:28

“And we know that God causes everything to work together for the good of those who love God and are called according to his purpose for them.”

If you’re going through a tough time, rest assured that God has it all under control. Trust in Him, for He will cause it ALL to work out for YOUR GOOD according to His PURPOSE for YOU.

3. Isaiah 40:31

“But those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.”

When we put our hope in God, He renews our strength and gives us the ability to persevere through difficult times. We can trust in His power and provision to sustain us on our journey.

4. 2 Corinthians 4:16-18

“Therefore we do not lose heart. Though outwardly we are wasting away, yet inwardly we are being renewed day by day. For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all. So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen, since what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal.”

As believers, we have an eternal hope that transcends our present circumstances. Even if we are facing difficult trials, we can hold fast to the knowledge that God is working all things together for our good and His glory.

5. Hebrews 11:1

“Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see.”

Faith and hope are intertwined, as we put our trust in what we cannot see but believe to be true. We can have confidence in our hope for eternal life and the promises of God, even when we cannot see the fulfillment of those promises in the present.

6. Romans 15:13

“May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.”

This verse reminds us that God is the source of our hope. When we put our trust in Him, He fills us with joy and peace, which overflows into a confident hope for the future.

7. Psalm 42:5

“Why, my soul, are you downcast? Why so disturbed within me? Put your hope in God, for I will yet praise him, my Savior and my God.”

When we feel discouraged, we can turn to God for hope and strength. He is our Savior and our God, and He will never fail us.

8. Hebrews 10:23

“Let us hold unswervingly to the hope we profess, for he who promised is faithful.”

We can hold onto our hope in God because He is faithful. He has promised to be with us always, and His promises never fail.

9. Romans 5:5

“And hope does not put us to shame, because God’s love has been poured out into our hearts through the Holy Spirit, who has been given to us.”

God’s love and Holy Spirit fill our hearts with hope, and we can trust in His promises. No matter what happens in this life, we can be sure that God’s plans for us are good and that He will never leave us or forsake us.

10. Psalm 71:5

“For you, O Lord, are my hope, my trust, O Lord, from my youth.”

This verse is a reminder that our hope in God is not a new thing. He has been our hope and our trust since we were young, and He will continue to be with us always.

11. Psalm 146:5

“Blessed are those whose help is the God of Jacob, whose hope is in the Lord their God.”

When we put our hope in God, we are blessed. He is our help in times of trouble, and we can trust Him to be with us always.

12. Psalm 62:5

“Yes, my soul, find rest in God; my hope comes from him.”

Our hope is ultimately rooted in God and His character. We can find rest and peace in Him, knowing that He is faithful and trustworthy.

13. Proverbs 23:18

“There is surely a future hope for you, and your hope will not be cut off.”

No matter what happens in this life, our hope in God and His promises will never be cut off. We can trust in His faithfulness and goodness, even when we cannot see the way ahead.

14. Romans 12:12

“Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer.”

In difficult times, we are called to remain joyful in our hope, patient in our affliction, and faithful in our prayer. These practices help to strengthen our hope and deepen our trust in God.

15. Psalm 71:14

“As for me, I will always have hope; I will praise you more and more.”

Our hope in God should inspire us to praise Him more and more, as we acknowledge His goodness and faithfulness in all things.

16. Colossians 1:27

“To them God has chosen to make known among the Gentiles the glorious riches of this mystery, which is Christ in you, the hope of glory.”

Our hope is ultimately rooted in Christ, who paid the ultimate price for our sins. You see, because of sin, we fall short of God. That’s why He sent His only son, Jesus, to die for us on the cross so that we could come into a relationship with God.

If you’re ready to start or restart your walk with Godclick here to pray a simple prayer we have set up for you.

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Short Prayer for Hope

Dear God, we come before you seeking hope in our lives. Help us to trust in your plans for us and to have faith that you will lead us toward a future filled with hope and promise. May we find joy in your presence and in your steadfast love for us. We pray this in Jesus’ name. Amen.

The Greatest Hope Possible

No matter what life looks like right now, there is a hope of eternal salvation.

You see, God saw that you and I were separated from Him because of sin.

So, He sent His Son (Jesus) to pay the price on the cross, so that we can be forgiven and come into a relationship with Him.

You can start a walk with God, not because of what you do, but because of what Jesus did.

This relationship ensures that you and I do not need to face life alone, and this relationship continues into eternity.

You can give Him your life, along with your burdens and concerns.

If you’re ready to start or restart your walk with Godclick here to pray a simple prayer we have set up for you.


These Bible verses remind us that even in the midst of difficult times, we can find joy and trust in God’s plan for us. We can have faith in what we cannot see, and trust that God will fulfill His promises. May these verses inspire you to hold onto hope and find peace in God’s presence.

God bless!

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