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Hope that things will get better. Hope for healing. The Bible has a lot to say about hope, and today I want to take a brief, and hopefully encouraging look at why we as Christians should have hope in Christ. The Bible talks about how when we have faith in Christ, we have a hope for things eternal, things that will never decay or waste away.
This means that a continual looking forward to the eternal world is not as some modern people think a form of escapism or wishful thinking, but one of the things a Christian is meant to do. It does not mean that we are to leave the present world as it is. If you read history you will find that the Christians who did most for the present world were just those who thought most of the next. Lewis says, but something that a Christian is meant to do. We have a hope in eternal life, which means that we can attack today with a renewed vigor and strength.
Hebrews Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen. Romans May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that by the power of the Holy Spirit you may abound in hope. Romans Through him we have also obtained access by faith into this grace in which we stand, and we rejoice in hope of the glory of God. Deuteronomy Be strong and courageous. Do not fear or be in dread of them, for it is the Lord your God who goes with you.
He will not leave you or forsake you. All things are possible for one who believes. Psalm 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. Psalm Behold, the eye of the Lord is on those who fear him, on those who hope in his steadfast love. Job He saves the needy from the sword in their mouth; he saves them from the clutches of the powerful. So the poor have hope, and injustice shuts its mouth. Psalm For the needy shall not always be forgotten, and the hope of the poor shall not perish forever.
We are not like Moses, who would put a veil over his face to prevent the Israelites from seeing the end of what was passing away. But their minds were made dull, for to this day the same veil remains when the old covenant is read. It has not been removed, because only in Christ is it taken away.
The future can be a scary thing, with so many uncertainties. Who knows what tomorrow might bring? When we have faith in Christ, however, we have hope not only in this life, but in the next. The future, while uncertain, can be entrusted to God, and He will help us through. Romans For whatever was written in former days was written for our instruction, that through endurance and through the encouragement of the Scriptures we might have hope.
Faith has to do with things that are not seen and hope with things that are not at hand. Proverbs Know that wisdom is such to your soul; if you find it, there will be a future, and your hope will not be cut off. Colossians To them God chose to make known how great among the Gentiles are the riches of the glory of this mystery, which is Christ in you, the hope of glory. Ephesians Having the eyes of your hearts enlightened, that you may know what is the hope to which he has called you, what are the riches of his glorious inheritance in the saints. Job And you will feel secure, because there is hope; you will look around and take your rest in security.
Why should we have hope in Christ? Because he has plans for us for good, to give us a future and a hope for better things, either in this life or the next. Jeremiah For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope.
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. Hebrews Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for he who promised is faithful. Hebrews We have this as a sure and steadfast anchor of the soul, a hope that enters into the inner place behind the curtain.
Zephaniah The Lord your God is in your midst, a mighty one who will save; he will rejoice over you with gladness; he will quiet you by his love; he will exult over you with loud singing.
s God is not man, that he should lie, or a son of man, that he should change his mind. Has he said, and will he not do it? Or has he spoken, and will he not fulfill it? Psalm But the Lord takes pleasure in those who fear him, in those who hope in his steadfast love. Proverbs The hope of the righteous brings joy, but the expectation of the wicked will perish. He tells us to not let our hearts be troubled, and to not be afraid. He will meet our needs, both in sickness, and in healing.
Romans 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. Isaiah But they who wait for the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles; they shall run and not be weary; they shall walk and not faint.
John Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid. Philippians And my God will meet all your needs according to the riches of his glory in Christ Jesus. Proverbs A cheerful heart is good medicine, but a crushed spirit dries up the bones.
Even though we are to have hope in the future God has for us, there are going to be times when we have suffering and pain in our lives. God tells us that that suffering helps produce in us perseverance and character, which will lead to hope. Better things are yet to come! Romans Therefore, since we have been justified through faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we have gained access by faith into this grace in which we now stand.
And we boast in the hope of the glory of God. Not only so, but we also glory in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance; perseverance, character; and character, hope. Isaiah Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand. There is despair and hopelessness on every hand. Let us be faithful in proclaiming the hope that is in Jesus.
Psalm Be strong, and let your heart take courage, all you who wait for the Lord! Psalm O Lord, you hear the desire of the afflicted; you will strengthen their heart; you will incline your ear. Joel The Lord roars from Zion, and utters his voice from Jerusalem, and the heavens and the earth quake. But the Lord is a refuge to his people, a stronghold to the people of Israel. Revelation He will wipe away every tear from their eyes, and death shall be no more, neither shall there be mourning, nor crying, nor pain anymore, for the former things have passed away.
Grief was not to be eliminated but seasoned and buoyed up with love and hope. Romans But if we hope for what we do not see, we wait for it with patience. Though our outer self is wasting away, our inner self is being renewed day by day. For this light momentary affliction is preparing for us an eternal weight of glory beyond all comparison, as we look not to the things that are seen but to the things that are unseen. For the things that are seen are transient, but the things that are unseen are eternal. Titus So that being justified by his grace we might become heirs according to the hope of eternal life.
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. John C. Romans And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come. Hebrews So that by two unchangeable things, in which it is impossible for God to lie, we who have fled for refuge might have strong encouragement to hold fast to the hope set before us. We have this as a sure and steadfast anchor of the soul, a hope that enters into the inner place behind the curtain.
Matthew Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Psalm Let your steadfast love, O Lord, be upon us, even as we hope in you. With him we always have hope! Here are a few to get you started. Looking for more hope from His word? We all have times in our lives when we need encouragement.Bible versus for hope
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