Hope And Encouragement: 55 Great Bible Verses

By David Small •  Updated: 12/25/21 •  12 min read

Hope and encouragement, are only found in the Bible.

There are times in our lives when we just think about giving up everything. There are times in our lives that just come up with problems, difficulties, and many headaches.

What are you doing to renew your hope not to give up on your dreams and goals in life? Everyone has problems and difficulties. The difference is what you do in those moments.

Read these bible verses about hope and encouragement and find in God the strength you need to wake up every day and face the hardships of life.

 

Bible verses about hope and encouragement

  1. Proverbs 3:26

For the LORD will be your confidence And will keep your foot from being caught.

  1. Philippians 3:13-14

Brethren, I do not count myself to have apprehended; but one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind and reaching forward to those things which are ahead, I press toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus.

  1. Deuteronomy 31:6

Be strong and of good courage, do not fear nor be afraid of them; for the LORD your God, He is the One who goes with you. He will not leave you nor forsake you.”

  1. Daniel 10:19

And he said, “O man greatly 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. Matthew 7:11

If you then, being evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father who is in heaven give good things to those who ask Him!

  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. Philippians 4:12-13

I know how to be abased, and I know how to abound. Everywhere and in all things I have learned both to be full and to be hungry, both to abound and to suffer need. I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.

  1. 2 Corinthians 12:9

And He said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for My strength is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore most gladly I will rather boast in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me.

  1. Isaiah 41:10

Fear not, for I am with you; Be not dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you, Yes, I will help you, I will uphold you with My righteous right hand.’

  1. Luke 12:29-31

“And do not seek what you should eat or what you should drink, nor have an anxious mind. For all these things the nations of the world seek after, and your Father knows that you need these things. But seek the kingdom of God, and all these things shall be added to you.

Psalm bible verses about hope and encouragement

The Holy Bible is a real oasis of hope and encouragement. So there’s nothing better than a selection of psalms of hope to strengthen and encourage us in difficult times.

  1. Psalm 39:7

“And now, Lord, what do I wait for? My hope is in You.

  1. Psalm 62:5

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

  1. Psalm 119:116

Uphold me according to Your word, that I may live; And do not let me be ashamed of my hope.

  1. Psalm 33:20

Our soul waits for the LORD; He is our help and our shield.

  1. Psalm 27:10

When my father and my mother forsake me, Then the LORD will take care of me.

  1. Psalm 71:5

For You are my hope, O Lord GOD; You are my trust from my youth.

  1. Psalm 65:5

By awesome deeds in righteousness, You will answer us, O God of our salvation, You who are the confidence of all the ends of the earth, And of the far-off seas

  1. Psalm 18:39

For You have armed me with strength for the battle; You have subdued under me those who rose up against me.

  1. Psalm 138:3

In the day when I cried out, You answered me And made me bold with strength in my soul.

  1. Psalm 40:1-2

I waited patiently for the LORD, And He inclined to me And heard my cry. He also brought me up out of a horrible pit, Out of the miry clay, And set my feet upon a rock, And established my steps.

  1. Psalm 31:24

Be of good courage, And He shall strengthen your heart, All you who hope in the LORD.

God helps us to have victory

Do you feel discouraged, hopeless? Problems often take away hope, but the Bible has words of encouragement for you.

Nobody likes to go through difficulties, but even in the most difficult times, God helps us to have victory. God’s love never fails.

  1. Romans 5:3-5

And not only that, but we also glory in tribulations, knowing that tribulation produces perseverance; perseverance, character; and character, hope. 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 8:31-32

What then shall we say to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us? He who did not spare His own Son, but delivered Him up for us all, how shall He not with Him also freely give us all things?

  1. 2 Corinthians 1:3-4

Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our tribulation, that we may be able to comfort those who are in any trouble, with the comfort with which we ourselves are comforted by God.

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The future is wonderful

That’s why we don’t get discouraged. Although outwardly we are wearing out, inwardly we are being renewed day by day, for our light and momentary sufferings are producing for us an eternal glory that outweighs them all.

The sufferings may be great now, but eternity is greater. The problems won’t last forever. You have a future with God, where there will be no more pain or suffering. Do not give up!

  1. 2 Corinthians 4:16-17

Therefore we do not lose heart. Even though our outward man is perishing, yet the inward man is being renewed day by day. For our light affliction, which is but for a moment, is working for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory

  1. Isaiah 40:31

But those who wait on 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.

  1. Romans 12:12

rejoicing in hope, patient in tribulation, continuing steadfastly in prayer

  1. Isaiah 26:3

You will keep him in perfect peace, Whose mind is stayed on You Because he trusts in You.

God is the reason for our hope!

Always be prepared to respond to anyone who asks you for a reason for the hope in you. Don’t be afraid to say who you believe.

If God is the reason for your hope and encouragement, proclaim His name. Every time we affirm with our mouth who we trust (Jesus Christ), we strengthen our faith.

  1. 1 Peter 3:15

But sanctify 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. 1 Corinthians 15:19

If in this life only we have hope in Christ, we are of all men the most pitiable.

  1. Psalm 27:14

Wait on the LORD; Be of good courage, And He shall strengthen your heart; Wait, I say, on the LORD!

  1. Isaiah 26:12

LORD, You will establish peace for us, For You have also done all our works in us.

  1. 1 Chronicles 28:20

And David said to his son Solomon, “Be strong and of good courage, and do it; do not fear nor be dismayed, for the LORD God—my God—will be with you. He will not leave you nor forsake you until you have finished all the work for the service of the house of the LORD.

  1. Mark 11: 22-24

So Jesus answered and said to them, “Have faith in God. For assuredly, I say to you, whoever says to this mountain, ‘Be removed and be cast into the sea,’ and does not doubt in his heart, but believes that those things he says will be done, he will have whatever he says. Therefore I say to you, whatever things you ask when you pray, believe that you receive them, and you will have them.

Bible Verses about hope and encouragement to bring light to darkness

We all have problems in this world. We live in a fallen world.

But the good news is that God promises us that we have already won the victory through our faith in Jesus Christ. We can be encouraged by the promises found in His word.

  1. John 16:33

These things I have spoken to you, that in Me you may have peace. In the world, you will have tribulation, but be of good cheer, I have overcome the world.”

  1. Proverbs 3:5-6

Trust in the LORD with all your heart, And lean not on your own understanding; In all your ways acknowledge Him, And He shall direct your paths.

  1. Mark 10:27

But Jesus looked at them and said, “With men it is impossible, but not with God; for with God all things are possible.”

  1. 1 Peter 1:6-7

In this, you greatly rejoice, though now for a little while, if need be, you have been grieved by various trials, that the genuineness of your faith, being much more precious than gold that perishes, though it is tested by fire, may be found to praise, honor, and glory at the revelation of Jesus Christ

  1. Proverb 23:18

For surely there is a hereafter, And your hope will not be cut off.

  1. James 1:2-4

My brethren, count it all joy when you fall into various trials, knowing that the testing of your faith produces patience. But let patience have its perfect work, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking nothing.

  1. Ephesians 2:8-10

For by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God, not of works, lest anyone should boast.

For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand that we should walk in them.

Faith in God is the key to having more hope

Faith in God is the key to having more hope. As it is written in the book of Romans: “The just shall live by faith,” and this biblical text removes despair from the heart.

The word of Psalm 145 brings joy to the heart and increases our hope by connecting with what is written in 2 Corinthians 5:8 that says: Because we live by faith, not by what we see.

And this is a summary of our role when we see no solution. It is possible to have peace in the midst of a storm, so rejoice there is hope.

  1. 1 Thessalonians 2:19

For what is our hope, or joy, or crown of rejoicing? Is it not even you in the presence of our Lord Jesus Christ at His coming?

  1. Titus 1:2

in hope of eternal life which God, who cannot lie, promised before time began

  1. Hebrews 10:23

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

  1. Lamentations 3:26

It is good that one should hope and wait quietly For the salvation of the LORD.

  1. Romans 8:24

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?

  1. Ezra 10:4

Arise, for this matter is your responsibility. We also are with you. Be of good courage, and do it.”

The Holy Bible is a source of hope for stormy times.

For God, there is nothing impossible, and He is attentive to our prayers. It is His will that we pass the test covered in His presence and with unshakable faith.

One of our weapons is the Bible. These verses encourage us to understand that God is the owner of all things and that his power is great in the face of difficulties.

  1. Romans 1:17

For in it the righteousness of God is revealed from faith to faith; as it is written, “The just shall live by faith.”

  1. 2 Corinthians 5:7

For we walk by faith, not by sight.

  1. 1 Timothy 3:9

holding the mystery of the faith with a pure conscience.

  1. Lamentations 3:26

It is good that one should hope and wait quietly For the salvation of the LORD.

  1. Proverbs 10:28

The hope of the righteous will be gladness, But the expectation of the wicked will perish.

  1. Philippians 1:20

according to my earnest expectation and hope that in nothing I shall be ashamed, but with all boldness, as always, so now also Christ will be magnified in my body, whether by life or by death.

  1. Isaiah 43:2-3

When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; And through the rivers, they shall not overflow you. When you walk through the fire, you shall not be burned, Nor shall the flame scorch you.

For I am the LORD your God, The Holy One of Israel, your Savior; I gave Egypt for your ransom, Ethiopia and Seba in your place.

In Conclusion

The more we study what the Lord says in the Holy Scriptures, the more confidence we will have in Him, and the more peace and courage we will have.

So even if you’re struggling, I recommend that you write down the verses that move you the most and look at them every day for a week. So you will be strengthening your faith. After all, faith comes from hearing the word of God.

I hope these bible verses about hope and encouragement have been a blessing to you? Let us know by your comment below.

David Small