Powerful Bible Verses About Hope Every Heart Needs

These are 15 powerful Bible verses of hope from throughout the Bible meant to encourage you. Refer to these verses wherever you need to be encouraged.

When you need to be lifted up

Do you feel stuck in the current season of your life? Isolated? Maybe you wonder if God has abandoned you.

Everyone at some point in their life goes through these emotions:

  • Despair
  • Discouragement
  • Doubt
  • Disbelief
  • Hopelessness
  • Self-pity

Sometimes the “season” lasts so long, it doesn’t feel like a season, but life. During these times we pray, dream, and long for:

  • Hope
  • Encouragement
  • Belief
  • Optimism
  • Promise
  • Assurance
  • Confidence

Below are powerful Bible verses of hope. These are just a few of the encouraging Bible verses of hope. Once you’ve memorized and mediated on these, you can use your concordance at the back of your Bible to discover more if your heart longs for it.

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If you’d like to print these verses they are available inside the Faith Mini-Bundle. Hang them up around your house, in your office or prayer closet. Wherever you need God’s word reminding you of His hope.

15 Bible Verses of Hope

Psalm 34:17-18:

The righteous cry out, and the Lord hears them;
he delivers them from all their troubles.
The Lord is close to the brokenhearted
and saves those who are crushed in spirit.

Job 19:25-26: I know that my Redeemer lives and that in the end, he will stand on the earth. And after my skin has been destroyed,
yet in my flesh, I will see God

Romans 15:4-5: For everything that was written in the past was written to teach us, so that through the endurance taught in the Scriptures and the encouragement they provide we might have hope. May the God who gives endurance and encouragement give you the same attitude of mind toward each other that Christ Jesus had.

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Psalm 16:5-11

Lord, you alone are my portion and my cup;
    you make my lot secure.
The boundary lines have fallen for me in pleasant places;
    surely I have a delightful inheritance.
I will praise the Lord, who counsels me;
    even at night, my heart instructs me.
I keep my eyes always on the Lord.
    With him at my right hand, I will not be shaken.

Therefore my heart is glad and my tongue rejoices;
    my body also will rest secure,
because you will not abandon me to the realm of the dead,
    nor will you let your faithful one see decay.
You make known to me the path of life;
    you will fill me with joy in your presence,
    with eternal pleasures at your right hand.

1 Peter 1:21: Through him you believe in God, who raised him from the dead and glorified him, and so your faith and hope are in God.

Psalm 38:15

Lord, I wait for you;
    you will answer, Lord my God.

1 Peter 3:15: But in your hearts revere Christ as Lord. Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have. But do this with gentleness and respect.

Romans 8:24-25: For in this hope we were saved. But hope that is seen is no hope at all. Who hopes for what they already have? But if we hope for what we do not yet have, we wait for it patiently.

Psalm 39:7
But now, Lord, what do I look for?
My hope is in you.

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.

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.

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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.

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.

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.

Romans 12:12: Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer.

15 Bible Verses of Hope Printables

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Powerful Bible Verses About Hope Every Heart Needs