10 Verses for When You are Feeling Hopeless

Life with Christ gives us so much hope. Enough hope to keep living. Enough hope to look forward to the future. What happens when you lose sight of that hope, even if just for a season? Life seems impossible. Life seems to have no purpose. It is a life where people seem self-serving and no one cares for you- not even God. I have been there. I have had moments where life seemed so hopeless, I wanted to give up.  The moment I stepped away from God and the hope he gives I was lost. Even if you have a strong relationship with God, stumbling can occur. It doesn’t make you less of a child of God. Here are 10 verses I like to read when I fall back to that feeling of hopelessness.

10 Verses for When You are Feeling Hopeless

  1. So that being justified by his grace we might become heirs according to the hope of eternal life. Titus 3:7
  2. 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. Jeremiah 29:11
  3. The LORD your God in the middle of you is mighty; he will save, he will rejoice over you with joy; he will rest in his love, he will joy over you with singing. Zephaniah 3:17
  4. Therefore we do not lose heart. Though outwardly we are wasting away, yet inwardly we are being renewed day by day.  For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all.  So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen, since what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal. 2 Corinthians 4:16-18
  5. Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! 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.  1 Peter 1:3
  6. You, Lord, hear the desire of the afflicted; you encourage them, and you listen to their cry, Psalm 10:17
  7. If we hope for what we do not yet have, we wait for it patiently. Romans 8:25
  8. You will be secure, because there is hope; you will look about you and take your rest in safety. Job 11:18
  9. But those who hope in the LORD will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint. Isaiah 40:31
  10. For everything that was written in the past was written to teach us, so that through the endurance taught in the Scriptures and the encouragement they provide we might have hope. Romans 15:4

We are coming upon the season of Easter. Easter is why we can have hope. Christ rose from the grave. He is not dead! And He is Coming Again so we can have a future with Him forever in Heaven! Amen!

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