65+ Scripture Verses that Will Give You Hope

65+ Scripture Verses that Will Give You Hope

(Inside: Bible verses about hope. Hear God speak directly into your life through these hope-filled scripture verses.)

She’d had been sick with dementia for 10 years before she’d passed away. My family sat in neat rows listening to the reading of scripture, the recalling of memories, and the soothing sound of the vocalist singing amazing grace how sweet the sound…

This woman was my husband’s aunt, my beloved mother-in-law’s big sister. I didn’t know her well, she’d been sick for most of our family get-togethers. I was sad for my mother-in-law and the rest of my family, but still…tears did not come.

Then, the pastor drew the service to close. She leaned into to the pulpit, looked at the husband of the sweet woman we were saying goodbye to, and said:

“Thank you.”

My bowed head snapped up; there was urgency in the pastor’s voice. She leaned in a little more making sure her eyes met the husband’s gaze.


Life-Giving Words of Hope

“Thank you for taking care of your wife for a decade. Thanks for taking care of her physical needs, even when it wasn’t easy. Thank you for scheduling your wife’s doctor appointments, administering medication, and holding her hand through the end. Thanks for taking care of your home. Thank you for moving when your wife required it. Thanks for handling the finances. Thank you for loving your wife when she didn’t remember your name. Thank you for your dedication to your wife.”

The husband’s head lowered. Was that a quiver in the lip that I saw? Did tears just seep out of his eyes? I could tell this was a man who wasn’t used to crying. I pushed back the tears that sprung unexpectedly forward.

The pastor went on, “We all noticed your dedication to your wife. What a beautiful example you are of how to love fully. You were a good husband. Your wife thanks you for that. We all thank you for that.”

In a long robe, surrounded by the wood paneling and intricate stained glass of a traditional church, the woman spoke the truths of God into the man’s heart. Through her words, I felt God say to the husband, this good man, “I see YOU, my child. Well done my good and faithful servant. I’m was with you the decade you cared for your ailing wife, I’m with you right now, and I’ll be with you moving forward.” My tears began to puddle.


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When We Need Life-Giving Words of Hope

We’ve all sat in the seat of discouragement. Grieving a situation, wondering if we’ve done “enough.” Maybe we’ve felt like we haven’t deserved life-giving words because we’ve been crabby, or selfish, or not able to hold it all together at all times. Our shoulders have sagged, our hearts raced, yet still, we long to hear God’s voice say to us, “I am always with you and see the best in you. I’m working in your life in different ways than you understand. Trust in me. Stay with me. Let me finish my work in you. Let go. Look up.”

We’ve all been in situations where we’ve needed…


Finding Life-Giving Words in Scripture Verses

We don’t need to be tucked in a church pew and have a pastor say hope-filled words to us to feel affirmed. God gifts us a resource to connect with His voice. A cheerful pink Psalms book sits next to my favorite spot on the couch. It was a gift from a sweet friend who wrapped it in colorful tissue paper and tucked it into a bag. Because it’s not my “good Bible,” I find myself taking all sorts of liberty in highlighting and writing in. As I mark up these pages, praise breaks forth, comfort descends, and hope peaks through.

Though it feels amazing to have a pastor say, “I see you and am proud of you,” it’s not a need. Sweet friend, God fills scripture with His hope, His love, His words of affirmation. They are written to move you. As you read the verses below, I pray that you’re able to hear God say directly to your heart, “I see you doing your best, and I’m proud of you.” I pray that a peace that transcends all understanding blankets you as these verses seep deep into your mind. May these Bible verses help you know you’re loved and abundantly fill you with hope.



Best Bible Verses About Hope

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Bible Verses about Hope in Hard Times

“The Lord himself goes before you and will be with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged.” Deuteronomy 31:8

God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble.” Psalm 46:14

Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego replied to him, ‘King Nebuchadnezzar, we do not need to defend ourselves before you in this matter. If we are thrown into the blazing furnace, the God we serve is able to deliver us from it, and he will deliver us from Your Majesty’s hand. But even if he does not, we want you to know, Your Majesty, that we will not serve your gods or worship the image of gold you have set up.’” Daniel 3:16-20 

“Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, forever and ever! Amen.” Ephesians 3:20-21 

“If God is for us, who can be against us?” Romans 8:31

So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.” Isaiah 41:10

“Because of the Lord’s great love we are not consumed, for his compassions never fail. They are new every morning; great is your faithfulness.” Lamentations 3:22-23


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But now, this is what the Lord says— he who created you, Jacob, he who formed you, Israel:
‘Do not fear, for I have redeemed you; I have summoned you by name; you are mine. When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and when you pass through the rivers, they will not sweep over you. When you walk through the fire, you will not be burned; the flames will not set you ablaze.’” Isaiah 43:1-2

“Therefore, in order to keep me from becoming conceited, I was given a thorn in my flesh, a messenger of Satan, to torment me. Three times I pleaded with the Lord to take it away from me. But he said to me, ‘My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.’ Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me. That is why, for Christ’s sake, I delight in weaknesses, in insults, in hardships, in persecutions, in difficulties. For when I am weak, then I am strong.” 12 Corinthians 2:7-9

“I call on the Lord in my distress, and he answers me.” Psalm 120:1

“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.” Psalm 42:11

“Jesus looked at them and said, “With man this is impossible, but not with God; all things are possible with God.” Mark 10:27 

“’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

Being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus.” Philippians 1:6

No temptation has overtaken you except what is common to mankind. And God is faithful; he will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear. But when you are tempted, he will also provide a way out so that you can endure it.” 1 Corinthians 10:13

I keep my eyes always on the Lord. With him at my right hand, I will not be shaken.” Psalm 16:8

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Bible Verse about Hope for Patience

Do you not know? Have you not heard? The Everlasting God, the LORD, the Creator of the ends of the earth Does not become weary or tired. His understanding is inscrutable. He gives strength to the weary, And to him who lacks might He increases power. Though youths grow weary and tired, And vigorous young men stumble badly, Yet those who wait for the LORD will gain new strength; They will mount up with wings like eagles, They will run and not get tired, They will walk and not become weary.” Isaiah 40:28-30

“Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.” Galatians 6:9

Wait for the LORD; be strong and take heart and wait for the LORD.” Psalm 27:14

“Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.” Matthew 6:34

“The Lord will fight for you; you need only to be still.” Exodus 14:14

“In the morning, O Lord, you hear my voice; in the morning I lay my requests before you and wait in expectation.” Psalm 5:3

“But as for me, I watch in hope for the Lord, I wait for God my Savior; my God will hear me.” Micah 7:7

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Bible Verses about Hope for Faith & Trust

“Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see.” Hebrews 11:1

One thing I ask from the Lord, this only do I seek: that I may dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of my life, to gaze on the beauty of the Lord and to seek him in his temple.  For in the day of trouble he will keep me safe in his dwelling; he will hide me in the shelter of his sacred tent and set me high upon a rock.” Psalm 27:4-5 

Commit everything you do to the Lord. Trust him, and he will help you.” Psalm 37:5

“But when the kindness and love of God our Savior appeared, he saved us, not because of righteous things we had done, but because of his mercy. He saved us through the washing of rebirth and renewal by the Holy Spirit, whom he poured out on us generously through Jesus Christ our Savior, so that, having been justified by his grace, we might become heirs having the hope of eternal life.” Titus 3:4-7  

“But blessed is the one who trusts in the Lord, whose confidence is in him.” Jeremiah 17:7

“Since, then, you have been raised with Christ, set your hearts on things above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God. Set your minds on things above, not on earthly things.” Colossians 3:1-2

Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! In his great mercy he has given us new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, and into an inheritance that can never perish, spoil or fade. This inheritance is kept in heaven for you, who through faith are shielded by God’s power until the coming of the salvation that is ready to be revealed in the last time.” 1 Peter 1:3-5 

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.” 2 Corinthians 4:17-18

God is not a man, so he does not lie. He is not human, so he does not change his mind. Has he ever spoken and failed to act? Has he ever promised and not carried it through?” Numbers 23:19

“Who has measured the waters in the hollow of his hand, or with the breadth of his hand marked off the heavens? Who has held the dust of the earth in a basket, or weighed the mountains on the scales and the hills in a balance? Who can fathom the Spirit of the Lord, or instruct the Lord as his counselor? Whom did the Lord consult to enlighten him, and who taught him the right way? Who was it that taught him knowledge, or showed him the path of understanding?” Isaiah 40:12-14

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Bible Verses about Hope for Strength & Courage

“Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the Lord your God goes with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you.” Deuteronomy 3:16

“The joy of the Lord is your strength.”  Nehemiah 8:10

Not only so, but we also glory in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance; perseverance, character; and character, hope.” Romans 5:3-4

“God is within her, she will not fall.” Psalm 46:5

“Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.” Joshua 1:9

For the Spirit God gave us does not make us timid, but gives us power, love and self-discipline.” 2 Timothy 1:7

“My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever.” Psalm 73:26

I can do all this through him who gives me strength.” Philippians 4:13

“The Lord is my strength and my defense; he has become my salvation. He is my God, and I will praise him, my father’s God, and I will exalt him.” Exodus 15:2

Cast your cares on the Lord and he will sustain you; he will never let the righteous be shaken.” Psalm 55:22

“If it be so, our God whom we serve is able to deliver us from the furnace of blazing fire; and He will deliver us out of your hand, O king. But even if He does not, let it be known to you, O king, that we are not going to serve your gods or worship the golden image that you have set up.” Daniel 3:17-18

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Bible Verse about Hope for Daily Joy

Because of the Lord’s great love we are not consumed, for his compassions never fail. They are new every morning; great is your faithfulness.” Lamentations 3:22-23

The Lord will keep you from all harm—he will watch over your life; the Lord will watch over your coming and going both now and forevermore.” Psalm 121:7-8

“I delight greatly in the Lord; my soul rejoices in my God. For he has clothed me with garments of salvation and arrayed me in a robe of his righteousness, as a bridegroom adorns his head like a priest, and as a bride adorns herself with her jewels.” Isaiah 61:10

 Rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.” 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18

“And this hope is not a disappointing fantasy, because we can now experience the endless love of God cascading into our hearts through the Holy Spirit who lives in us!” Romans 5:5

“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.” Romans 15:13

However, as it is written: ‘What no eye has seen, what no ear has heard,
and what no human mind has conceived’ —the things God has prepared for those who love him—” 1 Corinthians 2:9

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.” Romans 15:13

“For the LORD your God is living among you. He is a mighty savior. He will take delight in you with gladness. With his love, he will calm all your fears. He will rejoice over you with joyful songs.” Zephaniah 3:17

“For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb. I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well. My frame was not hidden from you when I was made in the secret place, when I was woven together in the depths of the earth. Your eyes saw my unformed body; all the days ordained for me were written in your book before one of them came to be. How precious to me are your thoughts, God! How vast is the sum of them! Were I to count them, they would outnumber the grains of sand— when I awake, I am still with you.” Psalm 139:13-18

The LORD’S loving kindnesses indeed never cease, For His compassions never fail. They are new every morning; Great is Your faithfulness. The LORD is my portion,’ says my soul,‘ Therefore I have hope in Him.’” Lamentations 3:22-23

You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies. You anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows. Surely your goodness and love will follow me all the days of my life, and I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever.” Psalm 23:5-6

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Bible Verses about Hope for Peace 

“Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.” Matthew 11:28

You are my refuge and my shield; I have put my hope in your word.” Psalm 119:114

“Be still, and know that I am God.” Psalm 46:10

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.” Romans 15:13

And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.” Philippians 4:7

“Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.” John 14:27

“I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.” John 16:33

“Even though I walk through the darkest valley, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me.” Psalm 23:4

The name of the Lord is a fortified tower; the righteous run to it and are safe.” Proverbs 18:10

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2 thoughts on “65+ Scripture Verses that Will Give You Hope”

  • Thank you for the beautiful story. I am in a struggle with my thoughts right now. So many things going on in my life. My ex-husband passed away and I a,m having a hard time with it. We were not officially divorced and the last days I had to go to the wife again, became a widow and go through the funeral and deal with the different memories of my children. Then the funeral and I had to play the role of the widow. There was some people at the funeral that looked at me with condemning looks. They never had to live with him and his abuse. I am feeling unkind, especially toward one woman, Please pray for me. I don’t know if I should have written this on the blog or not.

    • Melinda – all three of us are praying for you. You are an amazing woman. I know this is tough for you, but know how amazing and love you are! Thanks for sharing this with us. Hugs, hugs, hugs!

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