Bible Verses About Hope In Hard Times

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The Logos Factbook defined "hope" as wanting something to be true and expecting something to happen. The bible has plenty to say about hope in hard times.

Bible Verses About Hope In Hard Times

Job is a man whom the bible wrote about who was tested by God through suffering and yet he remained faithful to The LORD. If there are bible verses that show how hard life can be, you can feel the emotions of Job below in just some of the verses below. Sometimes we may feel like Job, in the verses here:

where then is my hope? As for my hope, who will see it?" (Job 17:15)

When I looked for good, then evil came. When I waited for light, darkness came. (Job 30:26)

My days are swifter than a weaver’s shuttle, and are spent without hope. (Job 7:6)

Or you may also understand how it feels like in the lamentations bible verses below:

17 You have removed my soul far away from peace. I forgot prosperity. 18 I said, “My strength has perished, along with my expectation from The LORD.” 19 Remember my affliction and my misery, the wormwood and the bitterness. 20 My soul still remembers them, and is bowed down within me. 21 This I recall to my mind; therefore I have hope.  (Lamentations 3:17–26)

Or you may be going through a season of waiting and disappointment, where you are hoping for something for the longest time but it is not happening yet. Just like what this bible verse below says, your heart may be feeling sick.

Hope deferred makes the heart sick, but when longing is fulfilled, it is a tree of life. (Proverbs 13:12)

Or you may be going through a time of sadness and despair, and you experience what the following bible verses below say about crying.

I am weary with my groaning. Every night I flood my bed. I drench my couch with my tears. (Psalm 6:6)

I am weary with my crying. My throat is dry. My eyes fail looking for my God. (Psalm 69:3)

If you are going through this, we hope that your soul will find encouragement through this post.

Could you remember the last time you remembered being hopeful? The bible verse below talked about how it was God who taught us how to hope when we were as young as a baby at the mother's breasts.

But thou art he that took me out of the womb: Thou didst make me hope when I was upon my mother’s breasts. (Psalm 22:9, KJV)

Here in the below bible verses, the psalmist starts to question himself why he is being so sad and he is starting to turn back towards hoping in God.

Why are you in despair, my soul? Why are you disturbed within me? Hope in God! For I shall still praise him for the saving help of his presence. (Psalm 42:5)

Why are you in despair, my soul? Why are you disturbed within me? Hope in God! For I shall still praise him, the saving help of my countenance, and my God. (Psalm 42:11)

Why are you in despair, my soul? Why are you disturbed within me? Hope in God! For I shall still praise him: my Savior, my helper, and my God. (Psalm 43:5)

In this blog post, I will be sharing bible verses about hope in hard times and the following:

  • Nature Of Hard Times As Christians
  • Keep On Living 
  • What To Set Your Hope On 
  • What Jesus Did For Us To Give Us Hope
  • How To Get Real Hope
  • Reasons Why It Is Good To Hope In God
  • What Not To Set Your Hope On 
  • 19 Things To Do In Hard Times
  • 11 Encouraging Comforting Truths In Hard Times
  • How To Share Your Hope With Others
  • A Prayer To Hope In Hard Times

Nature Of Hard Times For Christians

The bible verse below stated that all who wanted to live a godly life for Jesus will suffer persecution. It seems that it will definitely be part of our lives as long as we believe in Jesus Christ. Thus we need to prepare ourselves to better meet the challenges so that we can go through hard times with hope and joy.

Yes, and all who desire to live godly in Christ Jesus will suffer persecution. (2 Timothy 3:12)

Keep On Living

As this bible verse below said in Ecclesiastes 9:4, as long as you are still living, there is still hope! Even if you are now living but you are being despised by people, it is still better than when you lived a life of being respected then died.

4 For to him who is joined with all the living there is hope; for a living dog is better than a dead lion. 5 For the living know that they will die, but the dead don’t know anything, neither do they have any more a reward; for their memory is forgotten. 6 Also their love, their hatred, and their envy has perished long ago; neither do they any longer have a portion forever in anything that is done under the sun. (Ecclesiastes 9:4–6)

For Sheol can’t praise you. Death can’t celebrate you. Those who go down into the pit can’t hope for your truth. (Isaiah 38:18)

What To Set Your Hope On

As we live on, we can set our hope onto God. As you think about God, here are some bible verses about God's qualities that you can place all your hope on.

Set Your Hope On God Who Created The Universe

When you think about God who is The Creator of this whole amazing world, the people you met and yourself, you can breathe easy that He is bigger than any power. May these bible verses here remind us that He is the Maker of heaven and earth.

1 In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth. (Genesis 1:1)

Are there any among the vanities of the nations that can cause rain? Or can the sky give showers? Aren’t you he, The LORD our God? Therefore we will wait for you; for you have made all these things. (Jeremiah 14:22)

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5 Happy is he who has the God of Jacob for his help, whose hope is in The LORD, his God, 6 who made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that is in them; who keeps truth forever; 7 who executes justice for the oppressed; who gives food to the hungry. The LORD frees the prisoners. (Psalm 146:5–7)

I will give you thanks forever, because you have done it. I will hope in your name, for it is good, in the presence of your saints. (Psalm 52:9)

Set Your Hope On The Living God, Jesus

Jesus, is alive! He is your Savior and these bible verses below remind us that we can put our hope in Him.

9 This saying is faithful and worthy of all acceptance. 10 For to this end we both labor and suffer reproach, because we have set our trust in the living God, who is the Savior of all men, especially of those who believe. (1 Timothy 4:9–10)

17 Charge those who are rich in this present age that they not be arrogant, nor have their hope set on the uncertainty of riches, but on the living God, who richly provides us with everything to enjoy; (1 Timothy 6:17)

Yes, in the way of your judgments, The LORD, we have waited for you. Your name and your renown are the desire of our soul. (Isaiah 26:8)

I will wait for The LORD, who hides his face from the house of Jacob, and I will look for him. (Isaiah 8:17)

Now, Lord, what do I wait for? My hope is in you. (Psalm 39:7)

5 My soul, wait in silence for God alone, for my expectation is from him. 6 He alone is my rock and my salvation, my fortress. I will not be shaken. (Psalm 62:5–6)

For you are my hope, Lord The LORD, my confidence from my youth. (Psalm 71:5)

5 For he established a covenant in Jacob, and appointed a teaching in Israel, which he commanded our fathers, that they should make them known to their children; 6 that the generation to come might know, even the children who should be born; who should arise and tell their children, 7 that they might set their hope in God, and not forget God’s deeds, but keep his commandments, 8 and might not be as their fathers— a stubborn and rebellious generation, a generation that didn’t make their hearts loyal, whose spirit was not steadfast with God. (Psalm 78:5–8)

4 There is one body and one Spirit, even as you also were called in one hope of your calling, 5 one Lord, one faith, one baptism, 6 one God and Father of all, who is over all and through all and in us all. (Ephesians 4:4–6)

Paul, an apostle of Jesus Christ according to the commandment of God our Savior and the Lord Jesus Christ our hope, (1 Timothy 1:1)

Set Your Hope On The God Who Saves You

These bible verses below encourage us to hope in God's help and God's saving grace for us from our sins.

It shall be said in that day, “Behold, this is our God! We have waited for him, and he will save us! This is The LORD! We have waited for him. We will be glad and rejoice in his salvation!” (Isaiah 25:9)

But as for me, I will look to The LORD. I will wait for the God of my salvation. My God will hear me. (Micah 7:7)

1 May The LORD answer you in the day of trouble. May the name of the God of Jacob set you up on high, 2 send you help from the sanctuary, grant you support from Zion, 3 remember all your offerings, and accept your burned sacrifice. Selah. 4 May he grant you your heart’s desire, and fulfill all your counsel. 5 We will triumph in your salvation. In the name of our God, we will set up our banners. May The LORD grant all your requests. 6 Now I know that The LORD saves his anointed. He will answer him from his holy heaven, with the saving strength of his right hand. 7 Some trust in chariots, and some in horses, but we trust in the name of The LORD our God. (Psalm 20:1–7)

Set Your Hope On the God Who Raises The Dead

If your circumstances are so hard, may these bible verses below remind you that God will raise the dead, and if he can do that, nothing is too hard for him.

9 Yes, we ourselves have had the sentence of death within ourselves, that we should not trust in ourselves, but in God who raises the dead, 10 who delivered us out of so great a death, and does deliver, on whom we have set our hope that he will also still deliver us (2 Corinthians 1:9–10)

Set Your Hope On Jesus' Grace When He comes Again

The bible verse below states that we can set our hope fully on the grace that will be brought to us at the revelation of Jesus Christ. This means that we don't have to bear our guilt of our mistakes and wondering what else we have not yet done to be good enough, even for people. This is because when though we don't know when Jesus will come again, when he comes, he will show us grace.

13 Therefore prepare your minds for action. Be sober, and set your hope fully on the grace that will be brought to you at the revelation of Jesus Christ— 14 as children of obedience, not conforming yourselves according to your former lusts as in your ignorance, 15 but just as he who called you is holy, you yourselves also be holy in all of your behavior, 16 because it is written, “You shall be holy, for I am holy.” (1 Peter 1:13–16)

Set Your Hope On Being Made Righteous By Jesus Christ

These bible verses below mean that Jesus mean it that when we confess our sins, He will definitely and surely forgive us of our sins, cleanse us of our unrighteousness, and make us right before God. This is because he has taken on the punishment of our sins for our behalf willingly because He loves us. Because He promised this, we will always have hope to be made right again no matter how unrighteous or big our sin was!

Christ is become of no effect unto you, whosoever of you are justified by the law; ye are fallen from grace. For we through the Spirit wait for the hope of righteousness by faith. (Galatians 5:4-5, KJV)

9 If we confess our sins, he is faithful and righteous to forgive us the sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. (1 John 1:9)

17 In this way God, being determined to show more abundantly to the heirs of the promise the immutability of his counsel, interposed with an oath, 18 that by two immutable things, in which it is impossible for God to lie, we may have a strong encouragement, who have fled for refuge to take hold of the hope set before us. 19 This hope we have as an anchor of the soul, a hope both sure and steadfast and entering into that which is within the veil, 20 where as a forerunner Jesus entered for us, having become a high priest forever after the order of Melchizedek. (Hebrews 6:17–20)

Set Your Hope On Being Like Jesus

According to this bible verse below, when we see Jesus again one day, we will be just like him, without a flaw! It means that we can be perfect like he is one day and we can hope in that!

2 Beloved, now we are children of God. It is not yet revealed what we will be; but we know that when he is revealed, we will be like him, for we will see him just as he is. 3 Everyone who has this hope set on him purifies himself, even as he is pure. (1 John 3:2–3)

Set Your Hope On God's Words

God's word is trustworthy and eternal, the bible verses below encourage us to set our hope on God's word in the Bible.

You are my hiding place and my shield. I hope in your word. (Psalm 119:114)

Don’t snatch the word of truth out of my mouth, for I put my hope in your ordinances. (Psalm 119:43)

My soul faints for your salvation. I hope in your word. (Psalm 119:81)

33 Heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will by no means pass away. (Luke 21:33)

What Jesus Did For Us To Give Us Hope

Jesus has done everything for us to have hope in Him, all we need to do is to believe and trust in Him. May the bible verses below show you all that Jesus for you, so you can have hope!

Hope Through Jesus' Redemption Of Our Souls

The Logos Factbook defined redemption as: "The act of buying back or rescuing something or someone that was lost, enslaved, or in a state of bondage." Firstly, you can hope in your redemption from eternal death and sin through the precious blood of Jesus Christ that was shed for you. God has redeemed us for himself!

This redemption from sin and death to glory and life can give us faith and hope. It also means that with Jesus's act of redeeming you, you now belong to God and there is now peace between you and God, which replaced the hostility between you and God before you believed in Jesus.

When problems and hopelessness fill your mind, may the bible verses below comfort you that through thinking about and hoping through God's salvation for you, your mind can have peace, knowing that you belong to God. 

The bible verse below in Hebrews 9:27-28 also mentioned that we can hope that when Jesus come again to judge the world (his Second Coming), he will save us if we will wait for him. The first time when he came to the world he came to die for the world's sins, but when he comes again in the future, he will come to judge the world, but those who believe in him will be saved.

You can have hope in the free gift of forgiveness for your sins through Jesus Christ, not through any good things you done, because we can never do enough to earn God's forgiveness for our sins. With that mercy (forgiveness) and grace (freely given to us though we don't deserve it), we are made just and perfect and we inherit eternal life through Jesus Christ. Praise be to God!

17 If you call on him as Father, who without respect of persons judges according to each man’s work, pass the time of your living as foreigners here in reverent fear, 18 knowing that you were redeemed, not with corruptible things like silver or gold, from the useless way of life handed down from your fathers, 19 but with precious blood, as of a lamb without blemish or spot, the blood of Christ, 20 who was foreknown indeed before the foundation of the world, but was revealed in this last age for your sake, 21 who through him are believers in God, who raised him from the dead and gave him glory, so that your faith and hope might be in God. (1 Peter 1:17–21)

11 We were also assigned an inheritance in him, having been foreordained according to the purpose of him who does all things after the counsel of his will, 12 to the end that we should be to the praise of his glory, we who had before hoped in Christ. 13 In him you also, having heard the word of the truth, the Good News of your salvation—in whom, having also believed, you were sealed with the promised Holy Spirit, 14 who is a pledge of our inheritance, to the redemption of God’s own possession, to the praise of his glory. (Ephesians 1:11–14)

11 Therefore remember that once you, the Gentiles in the flesh, who are called “uncircumcision” by that which is called “circumcision” (in the flesh, made by hands), 12 that you were at that time separate from Christ, alienated from the commonwealth of Israel, and strangers from the covenants of the promise, having no hope and without God in the world. 13 But now in Christ Jesus you who once were far off are made near in the blood of Christ. 14 For he is our peace, who made both one, and broke down the middle wall of separation, 15 having abolished in his flesh the hostility, the law of commandments contained in ordinances, that he might create in himself one new man of the two, making peace, 16 and might reconcile them both in one body to God through the cross, having killed the hostility through it. (Ephesians 2:11–16)

But since we belong to the day, let’s be sober, putting on the breastplate of faith and love, and for a helmet, the hope of salvation. (1 Thessalonians 5:8)

19 Having therefore, brothers, boldness to enter into the holy place by the blood of Jesus, 20 by the way which he dedicated for us, a new and living way, through the veil, that is to say, his flesh, 21 and having a great priest over God’s house, 22 let’s draw near with a true heart in fullness of faith, having our hearts sprinkled from an evil conscience and having our body washed with pure water, 23 let’s hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering; for he who promised is faithful. (Hebrews 10:19–23)

27 Inasmuch as it is appointed for men to die once, and after this, judgment, 28 so Christ also, having been offered once to bear the sins of many, will appear a second time, not to deal with sin, but to save those who are eagerly waiting for him. (Hebrews 9:27–28)

4 But when the kindness of God our Savior and his love toward mankind appeared, 5 not by works of righteousness which we did ourselves, but according to his mercy, he saved us through the washing of regeneration and renewing by the Holy Spirit, 6 whom he poured out on us richly through Jesus Christ our Savior; 7 that being justified by his grace, we might be made heirs according to the hope of eternal life. (Titus 3:4–7)

Hope Through Jesus' Resurrection

Besides being made right in the eyes of God when you put your faith in Jesus' forgiveness for you because of the punishment he took on your behalf just for your sake, your hope is a living hope according to the bible verse in 1 Peter 1:3-5 below.

This is because Jesus not only died for your sins, he also resurrected (become alive after being dead) for you too, so that your hope in him has true power, because your fate will not be just death. There's more to life than death for you.

The bible verse in 2 Thessalonians 2:16-17 encourages you to continue to do the good work right now, because you will be comforted eternally in the future. Through Jesus' resurrection to life, he has swallowed up the power of death. What does this mean? Read 1 Corinthians 15:51-58 below!

3 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who according to his great mercy caused us to be born again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, 4 to an incorruptible and undefiled inheritance that doesn’t fade away, reserved in Heaven for you, 5 who by the power of God are guarded through faith for a salvation ready to be revealed in the last time. (1 Peter 1:3–5)

22 “Men of Israel, hear these words! Jesus of Nazareth, a man approved by God to you by mighty works and wonders and signs which God did by him among you, even as you yourselves know, 23 him, being delivered up by the determined counsel and foreknowledge of God, you have taken by the hand of lawless men, crucified and killed; 24 whom God raised up, having freed him from the agony of death, because it was not possible that he should be held by it. (Acts 2:22–24)

25 For David says concerning him, ‘I saw the Lord always before my face, for he is on my right hand, that I should not be moved. 26 Therefore my heart was glad, and my tongue rejoiced. Moreover my flesh also will dwell in hope, 27 because you will not leave my soul in Hades, neither will you allow your Holy One to see decay. 28 You made known to me the ways of life. You will make me full of gladness with your presence.’ (Acts 2:25–28)

He has swallowed up death forever! The Lord The LORD will wipe away tears from off all faces. He will take the reproach of his people away from off all the earth, for The LORD has spoken it. (Isaiah 25:8)

51 Behold, I tell you a mystery. We will not all sleep, but we will all be changed, 52 in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet. 53 For this perishable body must become imperishable, and this mortal must put on immortality. 54But when this perishable body will have become imperishable, and this mortal will have put on immortality, then what is written will happen: “Death is swallowed up in victory.”
55“Death, where is your sting? Hades, where is your victory?” 56The sting of death is sin, and the power of sin is the law. 57 But thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ. 58 Therefore, my beloved brothers, be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the Lord’s work, because you know that your labor is not in vain in the Lord. (1 Corinthians 15:51–58)

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

Hope Through Jesus' Gift Of Everlasting Life For Us

Because of all that Jesus Christ has done for us, these bible verses inform us that we have everlasting life and there is hope for us after we die in this life, in the heavens. You will live forever and this eternal life is the real blissful life, because of what Jesus did for you!

3 We give thanks to God the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, praying always for you, 4 having heard of your faith in Christ Jesus and of the love which you have toward all the saints, 5 because of the hope which is laid up for you in the heavens, of which you heard before in the word of the truth of the Good News 6 which has come to you, even as it is in all the world and is bearing fruit and growing, as it does in you also, since the day you heard and knew the grace of God in truth, (Colossians 1:3–8)

15 For this cause I also, having heard of the faith in the Lord Jesus which is among you and the love which you have toward all the saints, 16 don’t cease to give thanks for you, making mention of you in my prayers, 17 that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give to you a spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of him, 18 having the eyes of your hearts enlightened, that you may know what is the hope of his calling, and what are the riches of the glory of his inheritance in the saints, 19 and what is the exceeding greatness of his power toward us who believe, according to that working of the strength of his might 20 which he worked in Christ when he raised him from the dead and made him to sit at his right hand in the heavenly places, 21 far above all rule, authority, power, dominion, and every name that is named, not only in this age, but also in that which is to come. (Ephesians 1:15–21)

in hope of eternal life, which God, who can’t lie, promised before time began; (Titus 1:2)

How To Get Real Hope

There are sometimes false hopes which only disappoint us. The bible verses below tell us how we can get real hope. We can ask God to fill us with this real hope through his Holy Spirit. This grace is a gift of God for you. All you need is to declare sincerely that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, then you will be saved. That's all there is to it!

12 Again, Isaiah says, “There will be the root of Jesse, he who arises to rule over the Gentiles; in him the Gentiles will hope.” 13 Now may the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, that you may abound in hope in the power of the Holy Spirit. (Romans 15:12–13)

4 But God, being rich in mercy, for his great love with which he loved us, 5 even when we were dead through our trespasses, made us alive together with Christ—by grace you have been saved— 6 and raised us up with him, and made us to sit with him in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus, 7 that in the ages to come he might show the exceeding riches of his grace in kindness toward us in Christ Jesus; 8 for by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God, 9 not of works, that no one would boast. (Ephesians 2:4-9)

8 But what does it say? “The word is near you, in your mouth and in your heart;”  that is, the word of faith which we preach: 9 that if you will confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. (Romans 10:8–9)

Reasons Why It Is Good To Hope In God

What makes it good to hope in God? Why should we choose to hope in God? The bible verses below list the reasons why it is good to hope in God.

God's Mercies Are New Every Morning

The bible verses below state that God's mercies are new every morning, it means even though you may fail today, tomorrow God's mercy is still there for you to try again!

22 It is because of The LORD’s loving kindnesses that we are not consumed, because his mercies don’t fail. 23 They are new every morning. Great is your faithfulness. 24 “The LORD is my portion,” says my soul. “Therefore I will hope in him.” (Lamentations 3:22–24)

7 Israel, hope in The LORD, for there is loving kindness with The LORD. Abundant redemption is with him. 8 He will redeem Israel from all their sins. (Psalm 130:7–8)

God Will Reward Those Who Hope In Him

The below bible verses list all the rewards from God to those who choose to hope in Him.

The LORD is good to those who wait for him, to the soul who seeks him. (Lamentations 3:25)

It is good that a man should hope and quietly wait for the salvation of The LORD. (Lamentations 3:26)

Those who fear you will see me and be glad, because I have put my hope in your word. (Psalm 119:74)

18 Behold, The LORD’s eye is on those who fear him, on those who hope in his loving kindness, 19 to deliver their soul from death, to keep them alive in famine. 20 Our soul has waited for The LORD. He is our help and our shield. 21 For our heart rejoices in him, because we have trusted in his holy name. 22 Let your loving kindness be on us, The LORD, since we have hoped in you. (Psalm 33:18–22)

Wait for The LORD, and keep his way, and he will exalt you to inherit the land. When the wicked are cut off, you shall see it. (Psalm 37:34)

Turn to the stronghold, you prisoners of hope! Even today I declare that I will restore double to you. (Zechariah 9:12)

7 “Blessed is the man who trusts in The LORD, and whose confidence is in The LORD. 8 For he will be as a tree planted by the waters, who spreads out its roots by the river, and will not fear when heat comes, but its leaf will be green, and will not be concerned in the year of drought. It won’t cease from yielding fruit. (Jeremiah 17:7–8)

God Is Able To Help You

Another good reason as shown in these bible verses below is that God is mighty and nothing is too hard for him- He is truly able to help you.

17 O LORD, you have heard the desire of the humble. You will prepare their heart. You will cause your ear to hear, 18 to judge the fatherless and the oppressed, that man who is of the earth may terrify no more. (Psalm 10:17–18)

For you have delivered my soul from death, my eyes from tears, and my feet from falling. (Psalm 116:8)

For I hope in you, The LORD. You will answer, Lord my God. (Psalm 38:15)

I waited patiently for The LORD. He turned to me, and heard my cry. (Psalm 40:1)

By awesome deeds of righteousness, you answer us, God of our salvation. You who are the hope of all the ends of the earth, of those who are far away on the sea. (Psalm 65:5)

God Is Your Provider

The following bible verses remind us that God is our great Provider.

These all wait for you, that you may give them their food in due season. (Psalm 104:27)

15 The eyes of all wait for you. You give them their food in due season. 16 You open your hand, and satisfy the desire of every living thing. (Psalm 145:15–16)

God Will Give You Strength

When you put your hope in God and ask for his help, the below verse said that God can strengthen your soul.

In the day that I called, you answered me. You encouraged me with strength in my soul. (Psalm 138:3)

It Pleases God When You Hope In Him

The following bible verse says that God takes pleasure in you if you put your hope in his loving kindness to you!

The LORD takes pleasure in those who fear him, in those who hope in his loving kindness. (Psalm 147:11)

You Will Have Joy When You Hope In God

When you put your hope in God, the bible verse below says that your heart will be able to rejoice in Him!

20 Our soul has waited for The LORD. He is our help and our shield. 21 For our heart rejoices in him, because we have trusted in his holy name. (Psalm 33:20–21)

What Not To Set Your Hope On

Here are two main categories that we need to be careful of not setting our hopes on- man and possessions. To read more about trusting in God, and what to not trust in, click here to Bible Verses About Trusting God.

Not To Hope In Man 

5 The LORD says: “Cursed is the man who trusts in man, relies on strength of flesh, and whose heart departs from The LORD. 6 For he will be like a bush in the desert, and will not see when good comes, but will inhabit the parched places in the wilderness, an uninhabited salt land. (Jeremiah 17:5–6)

One who walks with wise men grows wise, but a companion of fools suffers harm. (Proverbs 13:20)

Do you see a man wise in his own eyes? There is more hope for a fool than for him. (Proverbs 26:12)

23 Now when he was in Jerusalem at the Passover, during the feast, many believed in his name, observing his signs which he did. 24 But Jesus didn’t entrust himself to them, because he knew everyone, 25 and because he didn’t need for anyone to testify concerning man; for he himself knew what was in man. (John 2:23–25)

Not To Set Hope On Money Or Possessions

These are just a few Bible verses about the importance of not setting our hope on money or possessions. To read more about this topic, see this page.

24 “If I have made gold my hope, and have said to the fine gold, ‘You are my confidence;’ 25 If I have rejoiced because my wealth was great, and because my hand had gotten much; 26 if I have seen the sun when it shined, or the moon moving in splendor, 27 and my heart has been secretly enticed, and my hand threw a kiss from my mouth; 28 this also would be an iniquity to be punished by the judges, for I would have denied the God who is above. (Job 31:24–28)

Don’t trust in oppression. Don’t become vain in robbery. If riches increase, don’t set your heart on them. (Psalm 62:10)

7 Some trust in chariots, and some in horses, but we trust in the name of The LORD our God. 8 They are bowed down and fallen, but we rise up, and stand upright. (Psalm 20:7–8)

“Those who trust in engraved images, who tell molten images, ‘You are our gods,’ will be turned back. They will be utterly disappointed. (Isaiah 42:17)

19 Things To Do During Hard Times

1. Pray About It Day And Night

Instead of worrying about it throughout the day, These bible verses below encourage us to pray about the difficulties day and night.

5 Now she who is a widow indeed and desolate, has her hope set on God and continues in petitions and prayers night and day. 6 But she who gives herself to pleasure is dead while she lives. (1 Timothy 5:5–6)

Is any among you suffering? Let him pray. Is any cheerful? Let him sing praises. (James 5:13)

I rise before dawn and cry for help. I put my hope in your words. (Psalm 119:147)

The LORD, in the morning you will hear my voice. In the morning I will lay my requests before you, and will watch expectantly. (Psalm 5:3)

2. Read The Bible

God speaks to us through his words. Before you read the bible, ask God to give you His Holy Spirit to help you to understand and direct you in your situation. God can guide us through his words in the Bible and we can find comfort and hope in his words.

My soul is weary with sorrow; strengthen me according to your word. (Psalm 119:28)

3 Yes, no one who waits for you will be shamed. They will be shamed who deal treacherously without cause. 4 Show me your ways, O LORD. Teach me your paths. 5 Guide me in your truth, and teach me, for you are the God of my salvation. I wait for you all day long. (Psalm 25:3–5)

For whatever things were written before were written for our learning, that through perseverance and through encouragement of the Scriptures we might have hope. (Romans 15:4)

3. Draw Near To God

The bible verses below encourage us to draw near to God and he will draw near to us, and your heart will be gladdened during this time. You will also find rest in this hope.

8 Draw near to God, and he will draw near to you. Cleanse your hands, you sinners. Purify your hearts, you double-minded. (James 4:8)

8 I have set the Lord always before me: Because he is at my right hand, I shall not be moved. 9 Therefore my heart is glad, and my glory rejoiceth: My flesh also shall rest in hope. (Psalm 16:8-9, KJV)

4. Seek God's Help

The following bible verses encourage us to ask God to save or help us in our difficulties.

13 O LORD, the hope of Israel, all who forsake you will be disappointed. Those who depart from me will be written in the earth, because they have forsaken The LORD, the spring of living waters. 14 Heal me, O The LORD, and I will be healed. Save me, and I will be saved; for you are my praise. (Jeremiah 17:13–14)

Don’t be a terror to me. You are my refuge in the day of evil. (Jeremiah 17:17)

1 The plans of the heart belong to man, but the answer of the tongue is from The LORD. 2 All the ways of a man are clean in his own eyes, but The LORD weighs the motives. 3 Commit your deeds to The LORD, and your plans shall succeed. (Proverbs 16:1–3)

5. Seek Wisdom From God And Act Wisely  

In our daily lives, wisdom is so important to preventing and solving problems, how much more it is important when we are going through a hard time. The following bible verses encourage us to seek wisdom from God and to act wisely.

13 My son, eat honey, for it is good, the droppings of the honeycomb, which are sweet to your taste; 14 so you shall know wisdom to be to your soul. If you have found it, then there will be a reward: Your hope will not be cut off. (Proverbs 24:13–14)

A prudent man sees danger and hides himself; but the simple pass on, and suffer for it. (Proverbs 22:3)

6. Seek Direction From God

During hard times, we need to have a direction to move towards, we can seek God for directions, according to the bible verses below.

Now may our God and Father himself, and our Lord Jesus Christ, direct our way to you. (1 Thessalonians 3:11)

“Listen to me, you who follow after righteousness, you who seek The LORD. Look to the rock you were cut from, and to the quarry you were dug from. (Isaiah 51:1)

9 A man’s heart plans his course, but The LORD directs his steps. 10 Inspired judgments are on the lips of the king. He shall not betray his mouth. (Proverbs 16:9–10)

Direct me in the path of your commandments, for I delight in them. (Psalm 119:35)

7. Seek Strength From God And Be Strong

In order to get through a hard time, we also need strength from God, ask him for strength and be strong through this time, as mentioned in the bible verses below.

The LORD, be gracious to us. We have waited for you. Be our strength every morning, our salvation also in the time of trouble. (Isaiah 33:2)

Be strong, and let your heart take courage, all you who hope in The LORD. (Psalm 31:24)

8. Walk In The Holy Spirit

It can be tempting to let our guards down to temptations during hard times in order to numb the pain. However the bible verse below encourage us to walk in the fruit of the Holy Spirit to live actively and intentionally with love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faith, gentleness and self-control.

But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faith,gentleness, and self-control. Against such things there is no law. Those who belong to Christ have crucified the flesh with its passions and lusts. If we live by the Spirit, let’s also walk by the Spirit. (Galatians 5:22-25)

9. Being Patient

Many problems do not resolve immediately, sometimes it takes a long time for it to get better. During this waiting period, exercise patience with God's help. The following bible verses encourage us to wait upon the Lord.

13 For when God made a promise to Abraham, since he could swear by no one greater, he swore by himself, 14 saying, “Surely blessing I will bless you, and multiplying I will multiply you.” 15 Thus, having patiently endured, he obtained the promise. (Hebrews 6:13–15)

7 Be patient therefore, brothers, until the coming of the Lord. Behold, the farmer waits for the precious fruit of the earth, being patient over it, until it receives the early and late rain. 8 You also be patient. Establish your hearts, for the coming of the Lord is at hand. (James 5:7–8)

7 “For there is hope for a tree if it is cut down, that it will sprout again, that the tender branch of it will not cease. 8 Though its root grows old in the earth, and its stock dies in the ground, 9 yet through the scent of water it will bud, and sprout boughs like a plant. (Job 14:7–9)

I wait for The LORD. My soul waits. I hope in his word. (Psalm 130:5)

Wait for The LORD. Be strong, and let your heart take courage. Yes, wait for The LORD. (Psalm 27:14)

23 Not only so, but ourselves also, who have the first fruits of the Spirit, even we ourselves groan within ourselves, waiting for adoption, the redemption of our body. 24 For we were saved in hope, but hope that is seen is not hope. For who hopes for that which he sees? 25 But if we hope for that which we don’t see, we wait for it with patience. (Romans 8:23–25)

Therefore turn to your God. Keep kindness and justice, and wait continually for your God. (Hosea 12:6)

7 Rest in The LORD, and wait patiently for him. Don’t fret because of him who prospers in his way, because of the man who makes wicked plots happen. 8 Cease from anger, and forsake wrath. Don’t fret; it leads only to evildoing. 9 For evildoers shall be cut off, but those who wait for The LORD shall inherit the land. (Psalm 37:7–9)

10. Improve Your Mindset  

The following bible verses encourage us to have a new way of thinking in order to accept a new kind life.

21 No one sews a piece of unshrunk cloth on an old garment, or else the patch shrinks and the new tears away from the old, and a worse hole is made. 22 No one puts new wine into old wineskins; or else the new wine will burst the skins, and the wine pours out, and the skins will be destroyed; but they put new wine into fresh wineskins.” (Mark 2:21–22)

11. Find Ways To Improve Your Situation

Is there any thing that may take a bit of work to set up but which would help your situation a lot more down the road? The following bible verse encourage us to think about the actions to take and as in Ecclesiastes 10:9-10, sharpening the ax before splitting wood ensures success. This could take the form of refining any process you need to rethink about in your situation.

9 Whoever carves out stones may be injured by them. Whoever splits wood may be endangered by it. 10 If the ax is blunt, and one doesn’t sharpen the edge, then he must use more strength; but skill brings success. (Ecclesiastes 10:9–10)

13 Therefore prepare your minds for action. Be sober, and set your hope fully on the grace that will be brought to you at the revelation of Jesus Christ— (1 Peter 1:13)

12. Continue Doing Good And Retain Integrity

The following bible verses encourage us to keep our integrity and continue doing what is good as we continue to trust God through the situation.

Therefore let them also who suffer according to the will of God in doing good entrust their souls to him, as to a faithful Creator. (1 Peter 4:19)

9 But concerning brotherly love, you have no need that one write to you. For you yourselves are taught by God to love one another, 10 for indeed you do it toward all the brothers who are in all Macedonia. But we exhort you, brothers, that you abound more and more; 11 and that you make it your ambition to lead a quiet life, and to do your own business, and to work with your own hands, even as we instructed you, 12 that you may walk properly toward those who are outside, and may have need of nothing. (1 Thessalonians 4:9–12)

Therefore turn to your God. Keep kindness and justice, and wait continually for your God. (Hosea 12:6)

But love your enemies, and do good, and lend, expecting nothing back; and your reward will be great, and you will be children of the Most High; for he is kind toward the unthankful and evil. (Luke 6:35)

Let integrity and uprightness preserve me, for I wait for you. (Psalm 25:21)

11 For the grace of God has appeared, bringing salvation to all men, 12 instructing us to the intent that, denying ungodliness and worldly lusts, we would live soberly, righteously, and godly in this present age; 13 looking for the blessed hope and appearing of the glory of our great God and Savior, Jesus Christ, 14 who gave himself for us, that he might redeem us from all iniquity and purify for himself a people for his own possession, zealous for good works. (Titus 2:11–14)

13. Endure Hardship

 The following bible verses state that one way to endure is to love through the process, as love can help us to endure difficult situations. This may mean trying to love the people you are serving at work, or enduring the hard times because you know someone you love will benefit through your endurance.

But you be sober in all things, suffer hardship, do the work of an evangelist, and fulfill your ministry. (2 Timothy 4:5)

20 Jacob served seven years for Rachel. They seemed to him but a few days, for the love he had for her. (Genesis 29:20)

4 Love is patient and is kind. Love doesn’t envy. Love doesn’t brag, is not proud, 5 doesn’t behave itself inappropriately, doesn’t seek its own way, is not provoked, takes no account of evil; 6 doesn’t rejoice in unrighteousness, but rejoices with the truth; 7 bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, and endures all things. (1 Corinthians 13:4–7)

14. Look Straight Ahead

The following bible verses encourage us to look straight ahead of us to make a path that is stable for us to go through the hard times. The past is history and today is your chance to make things happen, but you will need to know and chart a path where you will be going. It may be setting mini goals for a bigger goal.

25 Let your eyes look straight ahead. Fix your gaze directly before you. 26 Make the path of your feet level. Let all of your ways be established. 27 Don’t turn to the right hand nor to the left. Remove your foot from evil. (Proverbs 4:25–27)

13 Brothers, I don’t regard myself as yet having taken hold, but one thing I do: forgetting the things which are behind and stretching forward to the things which are before, 14 I press on toward the goal for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus. 15 Let us therefore, as many as are perfect, think this way. If in anything you think otherwise, God will also reveal that to you. (Philippians 3:13–15)

15. Persevere To Hope In Jesus

If hope is always easy, then there is no need to persevere. It can be hard to continue to hope in the Lord when life gets very hard and your faith gets tested. However this bible verse below encourage us to persevere when we hope in God.

2 We always give thanks to God for all of you, mentioning you in our prayers, 3 remembering without ceasing your work of faith and labor of love and perseverance of hope in our Lord Jesus Christ, before our God and Father. (1 Thessalonians 1:2–3)

16. Imitate Those Who Are Faithful

The following bible verses encourage us to imitate those who have faith, trust and hope in God, especially for those mentioned in the bible. Abraham as stated in the bible verses below, did not look at all the things that are working against him to have a child, but he focused on God's promise to him. And with that hope, he was able to perform his marital intimacy with Sarah to have a child.

11 We desire that each one of you may show the same diligence to the fullness of hope even to the end, 12 that you won’t be sluggish, but imitators of those who through faith and perseverance inherited the promises. (Hebrews 6:11–12)

18 Against hope, Abraham in hope believed, to the end that he might become a father of many nations, according to that which had been spoken, “So will your offspring be.” 19 Without being weakened in faith, he didn’t consider his own body, already having been worn out, (he being about a hundred years old), and the deadness of Sarah’s womb. 20 Yet, looking to the promise of God, he didn’t waver through unbelief, but grew strong through faith, giving glory to God, 21 and being fully assured that what he had promised, he was also able to perform. (Romans 4:18–21)

17. Cheer Up Because Jesus Overcame All

While you are going through this and trying to keep hoping on the right things, the below bible verses teaches us to continue to rejoice and to cheer up. By not allowing ourselves to be happy in our situation, we might think that could help us, but in fact it is the opposite. When we have joy through the situation and choosing to rejoice in the difficulties, we can experience peace and strength.

Jesus said in the bible verse below that he had overcame the world, so that we can cheer up, though we surely will have trouble in this world.

I have told you these things, that in me you may have peace. In the world you have trouble; but cheer up! I have overcome the world.” (John 16:33)

rejoicing in hope, enduring in troubles, continuing steadfastly in prayer, (Romans 12:12)

18. Continue To Serve With Hope

Sometimes when serving God gets discouraging, thess bible verses encourages us to take the hope of which we are teaching others. What we hope others will know through our serving, we can also remind ourselves of that very thing and continue to serve in hope!

9 For it is written in the law of Moses, “You shall not muzzle an ox while it treads out the grain.” Is it for the oxen that God cares, 10 or does he say it assuredly for our sake? Yes, it was written for our sake, because he who plows ought to plow in hope, and he who threshes in hope should partake of his hope. (1 Corinthians 9:9–10)

19. Glorify God Through Your Hard Times

What you have gone through can become a testimony to others of how amazing God is and it can encourage others to know that if you can go through what you gone through with God's help, so can they! The following bible verses encourage us to glorify God through our lives, even through our hard times, there is always something that we can do to glorify God.

You can glorify God through your hard times by praising Him. It can be hard to give thanks for the difficult and the pain you are going through, but when you try to do it, God can give you peace to face it and He may even bring a blessing for you with it.

19 For I know that this will turn out to my salvation through your prayers and the supply of the Spirit of Jesus Christ, 20 according to my earnest expectation and hope, that I will in no way be disappointed, but with all boldness, as always, now also Christ will be magnified in my body, whether by life or by death. 21 For to me to live is Christ, and to die is gain. (Philippians 1:19–21)

1 Being therefore justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ; 2 through whom we also have our access by faith into this grace in which we stand. We rejoice in hope of the glory of God. 3 Not only this, but we also rejoice in our sufferings, knowing that suffering produces perseverance; 4 and perseverance, proven character; and proven character, hope; 5 and hope doesn’t disappoint us, because God’s love has been poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit who was given to us. (Romans 5:1–5)

But I will always hope, and will add to all of your praise. (Psalm 71:14)

20 giving thanks always concerning all things in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ to God, even the Father; (Ephesians 5:20)

4 Rejoice in the Lord always! Again I will say, “Rejoice!”  5 Let your gentleness be known to all men. The Lord is at hand. 6 In nothing be anxious, but in everything, by prayer and petition with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God. 7 And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your thoughts in Christ Jesus. (Philippians 4:4–7)

7 But we have this treasure in clay vessels, that the exceeding greatness of the power may be of God and not from ourselves. 8 We are pressed on every side, yet not crushed; perplexed, yet not to despair; 9 pursued, yet not forsaken; struck down, yet not destroyed; 10 always carrying in the body the putting to death of the Lord Jesus, that the life of Jesus may also be revealed in our body. (2 Corinthians 4:7–10)

15 But let none of you suffer as a murderer, or a thief, or an evil doer, or a meddler in other men’s matters. 16 But if one of you suffers for being a Christian, let him not be ashamed; but let him glorify God in this matter. (1 Peter 4:15–16)

11 Encouraging Comforting Truths In Hard Times

Here are 11 biblical truths that can bring comfort to you during hard times.

1. You Are Chosen, Holy And You Have A Special Role

You are very precious to God, see the bible verse below:

But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for God’s own possession, that you may proclaim the excellence of him who called you out of darkness into his marvelous light. In the past, you were not a people, but now are God’s people, who had not obtained mercy, but now have obtained mercy. (2 Peter 2:9-10)

2. God Sees Your Tears As Precious

God not only sees your tears but he keeps your tears into his container, according to the bible verse below. That's how much he cares for you!

You count my wanderings. You put my tears into your container. Aren’t they in your book? (Psalm 56:8)

3. God Is Your Helper And He Will Not Abandon You

The bible verses here state that God will never leave you, no matter what!

5 Be free from the love of money, content with such things as you have, for he has said, “I will in no way leave you, neither will I in any way forsake you.” 6 So that with good courage we say, “The Lord is my helper. I will not fear. What can man do to me?” (Hebrews 13:5–6)

Don’t you be afraid, for I am with you. Don’t be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you. Yes, I will help you. Yes, I will uphold you with the right hand of my righteousness. (Isaiah 41:10)

17 The poor and needy seek water, and there is none. Their tongue fails for thirst. I, The LORD, will answer them. I, the God of Israel, will not forsake them. 18 I will open rivers on the bare heights, and springs in the middle of the valleys. I will make the wilderness a pool of water, and the dry land springs of water. (Isaiah 41:17–18)

7 I will tell of the loving kindnesses of The LORD and the praises of The LORD, according to all that The LORD has given to us, and the great goodness toward the house of Israel, which he has given to them according to his mercies, and according to the multitude of his loving kindnesses. 8 For he said, “Surely, they are my people, children who will not deal falsely;” so he became their Savior. 9 In all their affliction he was afflicted, and the angel of his presence saved them. In his love and in his pity he redeemed them. He bore them, and carried them all the days of old. (Isaiah 63:7–9)

4. God Will Guide You Through

God is able to guide you through this hard time, according to the bible verses below.

20 Though the Lord may give you the bread of adversity and the water of affliction, yet your teachers won’t be hidden any more, but your eyes will see your teachers; 21 and when you turn to the right hand, and when you turn to the left, your ears will hear a voice behind you, saying, “This is the way. Walk in it.” (Isaiah 30:20–21)

5. God Wants To Give You Hope And A Future

God says in these bible verses below that he has a future for you, a good one with hope!

For I know the thoughts that I think toward you,” says The LORD, “thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you hope and a future. (Jeremiah 29:11)

Indeed surely there is a future hope, and your hope will not be cut off. (Proverbs 23:18)

Uphold me according to your word, that I may live. Let me not be ashamed of my hope. (Psalm 119:116)

For the needy shall not always be forgotten, nor the hope of the poor perish forever. (Psalm 9:18)

6. God Will Give You Strength To Carry On

The bible verse below state that God will renew your strength when you wait on Him, so that you can keep going.

but those who wait for The LORD will renew their strength. They will mount up with wings like eagles. They will run, and not be weary. They will walk, and not faint. (Isaiah 40:31)

7. You Can Still Be Joyful In The Lord Despite Your Circumstances

The bible verses below talk about how the things are not going the way Habakkuk the prophet is hoping for, but he still chose to rejoice in God and be joyful in the Lord of his salvation, in the midst of his hard times.

17 For even though the fig tree doesn’t flourish, nor fruit be in the vines, the labor of the olive fails, the fields yield no food, the flocks are cut off from the fold, and there is no herd in the stalls, 18 yet I will rejoice in The LORD. I will be joyful in the God of my salvation! 19 The LORD, the Lord, is my strength. He makes my feet like deer’s feet, and enables me to go in high places. For the music director, on my stringed instruments. (Habakkuk 3:17–19)

8. You Will Find Joy Again

God is able to make the bad things in your life work out for good according to the bible verses below. The bible told about Joseph who was sold into slavery by his brothers (Genesis 37). When Joseph later became the second most powerful man in Egypt and his brothers had to go to Egypt to buy food for the famine back home, they were shocked and afraid to know that the powerful man in front of them was Joseph when he revealed it to them.

Joseph told his brothers that even though his brothers meant evil against him but God meant it for good, though he suffered a lot but it was all for good.

Those who sow in tears will reap in joy. (Psalm 126:5)

6 Passing through the valley of Weeping, they make it a place of springs. Yes, the autumn rain covers it with blessings. 7 They go from strength to strength. Every one of them appears before God in Zion. (Psalm 84:6–7)

We know that all things work together for good for those who love God, for those who are called according to his purpose. (Romans 8:28)

20 As for you, you meant evil against me, but God meant it for good, to save many people alive, as is happening today. (Genesis 50:19–20)

9. Your Times Are In God's Hands

When you have tried all you can and something you are waiting for is still not happening the way you want it, the bible verses below talk about how your times are in God's hands. It means that God has a special time for you if He meant for it to happen.

14 But I trust in you, The LORD. I said, “You are my God.” 15 My times are in your hand. Deliver me from the hand of my enemies, and from those who persecute me. 16 Make your face to shine on your servant. Save me in your loving kindness. (Psalm 31:14–16)

11 He has made everything beautiful in its time. He has also set eternity in their hearts, yet so that man can’t find out the work that God has done from the beginning even to the end. (Ecclesiastes 3:11)

10. Your Character Will Be Strengthened

Through going through this hard time, the bible verses below say that your character will be strengthened, if you persevere through it.

1 Being therefore justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ; 2 through whom we also have our access by faith into this grace in which we stand. We rejoice in hope of the glory of God. 3 Not only this, but we also rejoice in our sufferings, knowing that suffering produces perseverance; 4 and perseverance, proven character; and proven character, hope; 5 and hope doesn’t disappoint us, because God’s love has been poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit who was given to us. (Romans 5:1–5)

11. One Day There Will Be No Pain

The bible verses below encourage us that one day all this pain will end, in its place, there will be everlasting joy with God.

He will wipe away every tear from their eyes. Death will be no more; neither will there be mourning, nor crying, nor pain any more. The first things have passed away.” (Revelation 21:4)

13 But we don’t want you to be ignorant, brothers, concerning those who have fallen asleep, so that you don’t grieve like the rest, who have no hope. 14 For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so God will bring with him those who have fallen asleep in Jesus. (1 Thessalonians 4:13–14)

16 For the Lord himself will descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel and with God’s trumpet. The dead in Christ will rise first, 17 then we who are alive, who are left, will be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. So we will be with the Lord forever. (1 Thessalonians 4:16–17)

How To Share Your Hope With Others

Is there one who is going through a hard time that you hope to encourage and share your hope with? The bible verses share how you can do that, with gentleness, respect and in humility.

14 But even if you should suffer for righteousness’ sake, you are blessed. “Don’t fear what they fear, neither be troubled.” 15 But sanctify the Lord God in your hearts. Always be ready to give an answer to everyone who asks you a reason concerning the hope that is in you, with humility and fear, 16 having a good conscience. Thus, while you are spoken against as evildoers, they may be disappointed who curse your good way of life in Christ.     (1 Peter 3:14–16)

25 in gentleness correcting those who oppose him. Perhaps God may give them repentance leading to a full knowledge of the truth, 26 and they may recover themselves out of the devil’s snare, having been taken captive by him to do his will. (2 Timothy 2:25–26)

1 Now I Paul, myself, entreat you by the humility and gentleness of Christ, I who in your presence am lowly among you, but being absent am bold toward you. (2 Corinthians 10:1)

2 to speak evil of no one, not to be contentious, to be gentle, showing all humility toward all men. (Titus 3:2)

A Prayer To Hope In God In Hard Times

Bible version: the public domain World English Bible (WEB) has been used throughout this post. The WEB translation of "Yahweh" has been changed to "the LORD" which is more familiar to most readers.

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