Life Hope & Truth

13 Encouraging Bible Verses About Hope

This life can beat us down with trials, sorrows and debilitating worries. When it seems hopeless, God’s messages about our future hope can deeply encourage us.

Hopeful Bible Verses

Isaiah 9:7

“Of the increase of His government and peace there will be no end, upon the throne of David and over His kingdom, to order it and establish it with judgment and justice from that time forward, even forever more. The zeal of the Lord of hosts will perform this.”

The prophet Isaiah recorded this wonderful prophecy of the Kingdom of God in the eighth century B.C.

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Isaiah 11:9

“They shall not hurt or destroy in all My holy mountain, for the earth shall be full of the knowledge of the LORD as the  waters cover the sea.”

The prophet Isaiah recorded this wonderful prophecy of the Kingdom of God in the eighth century B.C.

Jeremiah 29:11

“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.”

The prophet Jeremiah recorded this insight into God’s thoughts in a letter to the captives in Babylon at the beginning of the sixth century B.C.

Daniel 2:44

“And in the days of these kings the God of heaven will set up a kingdom which shall never be destroyed; and the kingdom shall not be left to other people; it shall break in pieces and consume all these kingdoms, and it shall stand forever.”

The prophet Daniel prophesied this when explaining the meaning of King Nebuchadnezzar’s dream. This happened about 603 B.C. 

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Daniel 12:3

“Those who are wise shall shine like the brightness of the firmament, and those who turn many to righteousness like the stars forever and ever.”

The prophet Daniel completed the book of Daniel around 530 B.C.

Micah 4:4

“But everyone shall sit under his vine and under his fig tree, and no one shall make them afraid; for the mouth of the LORD of hosts has spoken.”

The prophet Micah recorded this vision of the Kingdom of God in the eighth century B.C.

Zephaniah 3:17

“The LORD your God in your midst, the Mighty One, will save; He will rejoice over you with gladness, He will quiet you with His love, He will rejoice over you with singing.”

The prophet Zephaniah recorded these words of hope in the seventh century B.C.

Malachi 3:16

“Then those who feared the LORD spoke to one another, and the LORD listened and heard them; so a book of remembrance was written before Him for those who fear the LORD and who meditate on His name.”

The prophet Malachi recorded these words of encouragement in the fifth century B.C. 

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Matthew 25:21

“His lord said to him, ‘Well done, good and faithful servant; you were faithful over a few things, I will make you ruler over many things. Enter into the joy of your lord.”

Jesus Christ said this in His Olivet Prophecy not long before His death in A.D. 31.

1 Corinthians 2:9

“Eye has not seen, nor ear heard, nor have entered into the heart of man the things which God has prepared for those who love Him.”

The apostle Paul wrote this to the Church of God in Corinth around A.D. 56.

2 Peter 1:10-11

“Therefore, brethren, be even more diligent to make your call and election sure, for if you do these things you will never stumble; for so an entrance will be supplied to you abundantly into the everlasting kingdom of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.”

The apostle Peter wrote this perhaps between A.D. 64 and 67.

1 John 3:2

“Beloved, now we are children of God; and it has not yet been revealed what we shall be, but we know that when He is revealed, we shall be like Him, for we shall see Him as He is.”

The apostle John wrote this perhaps around A.D. 90.

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Revelation 21:4

“And God will wipe away every tear from their eyes; there shall be no more death, nor sorrow, nor crying. There shall be no more pain, for the former things have passed away.”

The apostle John wrote this vision of a wonderful future perhaps around A.D. 95.

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