Let’s face it – sometimes the future looks a little bleak. Sometimes it’s hard to see any hope if things keep going the way they’re going. But that is not God’s plan. He wants to give you a future and a hope, because He has already overcome the world. If you’re feeling hopeless, start by reading and meditating on these verses.
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.
For God alone, O my soul, wait in silence, for my hope is from him.
Jesus looked at them and said, With man it is impossible, but not with God. For all things are possible with God.
But this I call to mind, and therefore I have hope: The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases, his mercies never come to an end
May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him.
Arise, shine, for your light has come, and the glory of the Lord has risen upon you. For behold, darkness shall cover the earth, and thick darkness the peoples, but the Lord will arise upon you, and his glory will be seen upon you.
I have said these things to you, that in me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation. But take heart, I have overcome the world.
Surely there is a future, and your hope will not be cut off.
And my God will meet all your needs according to his glorious riches in Christ Jesus.
And your life will be brighter than the noonday, its darkness will be like the morning. And you will feel secure, because there is hope, you will look around and take your rest in security.
Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! According to his great mercy, he has caused us to be born again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead
Now faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see.
For in this hope we were saved. Now hope that is seen is not hope. For who hopes for what he sees? But if we hope for what we do not see, we wait for it with patience.
Why are you cast down, O my soul, and why are you in turmoil within me? Hope in God, for I shall again praise him, my salvation and my God.
Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths.
Surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.
If you found encouragement in these verses, then go share them with someone else, and spread hope!