To every follower of Christ is given the assurance that God has more to offer than this world can possibly give. It is the promise of a better tomorrow, one that gives us a foundation on which to place our hope.
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1) What is my strength, that I should hope? and what is mine end, that I should prolong my life? Job 6:11

(Without hope in God, there is only hopelessness.)

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2) For what is the hope of the hypocrite, though he hath gained, when God taketh away his soul? Job 27:8

(Those who gain the whole world but do not know God, will lose everything in the end.)

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3) Be of good courage, and he shall strengthen your heart, all ye that hope in the LORD. Psalm 31:24

(If you place your trust in God, He will take care of you. What a wonderful health care plan this is!)

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4) Behold, the eye of the LORD is upon them that fear him, upon them that hope in his mercy; Psalm 33:18

(God is watching over those who place their trust in Him. Do you?)

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5) For thou art my hope, O Lord GOD: thou art my trust from my youth…. But I will hope continually, and will yet praise thee more and more. Psalm 71:5,14

(Praise God we can always count on Him!)

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6) Hope deferred maketh the heart sick: but when the desire cometh, it is a tree of life. Proverbs 13:12

(There are times our hope will be tested, but God promises He will always see us through.)

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7) Blessed is the man that trusteth in the LORD, and whose hope the LORD is. Jeremiah 17:7

(This is truly our greatest blessing! Do you know Him as your Lord?)

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8) And they said, There is no hope: but we will walk after our own devices, and we will every one do the imagination of his evil heart. Jeremiah 18:12

(How sad it is for those who do not love and follow God. They have no hope and follow after their wayward hearts.)

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9) “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.” Jeremiah 29:11 (NIV)

(How amazing to know God loves us so much! He promises to give us hope, to take care of us, and give us a future with Him!)

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10) This I recall to my mind, therefore have I hope. …The LORD is my portion, saith my soul; therefore will I hope in him. Lamentations 3:21,24

(Even in life’s darkest hours, when it seems all hope is gone, it is important to remind yourself how truly wonderful God is.)

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11) For in this hope we were saved. But hope that is seen is no hope at all. Who hope for what he already has? But if we hope for that we see not, then do we with patience wait for it. Romans 8:24-25

(We have God’s promise to give us eternal life, but we must still believe in what we cannot yet see. Do you believe?)

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12) Now the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, that ye may abound in hope, through the power of the Holy Ghost. Romans 15:13

(Praise God for giving us unlimited hope through His Spirit.)

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13) Looking for that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing of the great God and our Saviour Jesus Christ; Titus 2:13

(Is your hope secue in Jesus? Are you ready for His soon return?)

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14) Which hope we have as an anchor of the soul, both sure and stedfast...Hebrews 6:19

(Is your hope in Jesus this secure?)

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15) Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen. Hebrews 11:1

(Our faith in God is the foundation of our hope in Him. We can trust His Word and wonderful promises for us.)

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16) But sanctify the Lord God in your hearts: and be ready always to give an answer to every man that asketh you a reason of the hope that is in you with meekness and fear. 1 Peter 3:15

(Do you know why you believe in God? Can you share your faith with others?)

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17) And every man that hath this hope in him purifieth himself, even as he is pure. 1 John 3:3

(Our hope in God’s promises should be evident by the life we live. Have you asked God to forgive your sins and changeyour heart?)

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Additional References (KJV)
Job 4:6, 5:16, 31:24; Psalm 33:22, 38:15, 43:5; Proverbs 10:28, 14:32; Joel 3:16; Romans 5:2,5; Ephesians 2:12; Colossians 1:23,27; Titus 3:7; Hebrews 6:11,18; 1 Peter 1:21
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Author: Steve Nelson