What Is Hope?
by Jana Kennedy-Spicer on April 28th, 2015

10 Scriptures For When You Need Hope

What is hope? Is it a wishy washy maybe or a kind of unsure optimism? The modern idea of hope is “to wish for, to expect, but without certainty of the fulfillment; to desire very much, but with no real assurance of getting your desire.”

But for Christians, hope is the confident expectation, the sure certainty that what God has promised in the Word is true, has occurred, and or will in accordance with God’s sure Word.

​Therefore prepare your minds for action; be self-controlled;
set your hope fully on the grace to be given you when Jesus Christ is revealed.
1 Peter 1:13

For God alone, O my soul, wait in silence,
for my hope is from him
He only is my rock and my salvation,
my fortress; I shall not be shaken. On God rests my salvation and my glory;
my mighty rock, my refuge is God. Trust in him at all times, O people;
pour out your heart before him; God is a refuge for us.
Psalm 62:5-8

We rejoice in our sufferings, knowing that suffering produces endurance, and endurance produces character, and character produces hope.
Romans 5:3

He takes no pleasure in the strength of a horse or in human might. 
No the Lord's delight is in those who put their hope in His unfailing love
Psalm 147:10

Now may our Lord Jesus Christ himself and God our Father,
who loved us and gave us eternal comfort and good hope through grace,
comfort your hearts and establish them in every good work and word.
2 Thessalonians 2:16-17

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

Now faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see. 
Hebrews 11:1

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.
Isaiah 40:31

I wait for the Lord, my soul waits and in His word I do hope.
Psalm 130:5

Therefore, we who have fled to Him for refuge can
have great confidence as we hold to the hope that lies before us.
This hope is a strong and trustworthy anchor for our souls."

Hebrews 6:19
Blessings Soul Friends, 
​Jana Kennedy-Spicer is a blogger, graphic artist, Bible teacher and speaker passionate about inspiring and encouraging women on their daily walk with Christ.
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Posted in Soul Inspired    Tagged with hope, 1 Peter, Psalm, Romans, Isaiah, Hebrews


Cindy - June 23rd, 2015 at 9:33 PM
Very inspiring.
Crystal Hornback - July 2nd, 2015 at 3:33 PM
Such an encouragement to me today, Jana! Thank you :) #livefreeThursday
Ellen Chauvin - July 2nd, 2015 at 7:52 PM
Beautiful verses Jana! #livefree!
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