Hope – is it just a feeling, or a wish, or a nice idea that optimists talk about? No, hope is so much more. Hope is a Biblical principle and a strong spiritual force. Be encouraged and enlighted with these quotes and verses about the power of hope!
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.
Many things are possible for the person who has hope. Even more is possible for the person who has faith. And still more is possible for the person who knows how to love. But everything is possible for the person who practices all three virtues.
Hope is called the anchor of the soul (Hebrews 6:19), because it gives stability to the Christian life. But hope is not simply a ‘wish’ (I wish that such-and-such would take place); rather, it is that which latches on to the certainty of the promises of the future that God has made.
Never be afraid to trust an unknown future to a known God.
And you will feel secure, because there is hope; you will look around and take your rest in security.
The Christmas message is that there is hope for a ruined humanity–hope of pardon, hope of peace with God, hope of glory–because at the Father’s will Jesus became poor, and was born in a stable so that thirty years later He might hang on a cross.
The hope that God has provided for you is not merely a wish. Neither is it dependent on other people, possessions, or circumstances for its validity. Instead, biblical hope is an application of your faith that supplies a confident expectation in God’s fulfillment of His promises. Coupled with faith and love, hope is part of the abiding characteristics in a believer’s life.
Without Christ there is no hope.
So now faith, hope, and love abide, these three; but the greatest of these is love.
Through the dark and stormy night Faith beholds a feeble light Up the blackness streaking; Knowing God’s own time is best, In a patient hope I rest For the full day-breaking!
Faith has to do with things that are not seen and hope with things that are not at hand.
The law works fear and wrath; grace works hope and mercy.
Our righteousness is in Him, and our hope depends, not upon the exercise of grace in us, but upon the fullness of grace and love in Him, and upon His obedience unto death.
The word hope I take for faith; and indeed hope is nothing else but the constancy of faith.
It is always darkest just before the day dawneth.
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
Now that you have a deeper understanding of what hope is really all about, how can you apply it in your life today?