Aug 11, 2017 by Isabella Cox

21 of the Most Important Bible Verses About Hope

Are you a hopeful person? What does hope mean, really? Hope is a very big Biblical topic, and it is vital to understand exactly what it is we put our hope in, especially as we navigate through unsure and troubling times in our life. We've put together some of the most important verses in the Bible about hope to help you dig deeper into this concept. 

Our hope is, ultimately, in the Lord Jesus Christ. No matter what we face in the remainder of our life on earth, there is a "blessed hope" (Titus 2) in what awaits us on the other side. These verses help us to understand the role hope plays in our faith. 

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

2. Proverbs 13:13
“Hope deferred makes the heart sick, but a longing fulfilled is a tree of life.”

3. 2 Corinthians 4:8
“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.”

4. Romans 8:24

“For in this hope we were saved. But hope that is seen is no hope at all. Who hopes for what they already have?”

5. Proverbs 23:17-18

“Do not let your heart envy sinners, But live in the fear of the LORD always. Surely there is a future, And your hope will not be cut off.”

6. Titus 3:7

“So that, having been justified by his grace, we might become heirs having the hope of eternal life.”

7. Romans 5:2 

“Through whom we have gained access by faith into this grace in which we now stand. And we boast in the hope of the glory of God.”

8. Psalm 9:18

“But God will never forget the needy; the hope of the afflicted will never perish.”

9. Ephesians 1:18
“I pray that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened in order that you may know the hope to which he has called you, the riches of his glorious inheritance in his holy people.”

10. 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.”

11. 1 Thessalonians 5:8
“But since we belong to the day, let us be sober, putting on faith and love as a breastplate, and the hope of salvation as a helmet.”

12. Titus 2:13 

"[God's Grace] instructs us to renounce ungodliness and worldly passions, and to live sensible, upright, and godly lives in the present age, as we await the blessed hope and glorious appearance of our great God and Savior, Jesus Christ." 

13. Romans 4:18
“Against all hope, Abraham in hope believed and so became the father of many nations, just as it had been said to him, "So shall your offspring be."

14. Ephesians 1:18
“I pray that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened in order that you may know the hope to which he has called you, the riches of his glorious inheritance in his holy people.”

15. 1 Peter 1:3

“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.”

16. Romans 12:12

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

17. Proverbs 24:14

“Know also that wisdom is like honey for you: If you find it, there is a future hope for you, and your hope will not be cut off.”

18. Ephesians 4:4

“There is one body and one Spirit, just as you were called to one hope when you were called.”

19. Psalm 119:116

“Sustain me, my God, according to your promise, and I will live; do not let my hopes be dashed.”

20. 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.”

21. Hebrews 6:19

“We have this hope as an anchor for the soul, firm and secure.”

Take comfort in these beautiful Words from the Bible and knowing that our in hope, we grow closer to the Lord as we learn to rely on His promises. 

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