2020 needs a WHOLE lot of hope. 2020 came like a wrecking ball and flipped everyone’s world upside down. A LOT has happened this year. And for a while there, I felt like it was one thing, after, the other. It felt like I could barely lift my head and gasp for air. And to be honest, a lot of days is still very hard, I feel like there is still a cloud of fog over me.
Many of us lost loved ones this year, we have lost jobs, things are not going how we would have wanted to, and so much more. I can’t bring back loved ones (although I genuinely wish I could), and I don’t have all the answers… but what I do have, and what I do know is Jesus. I know what it’s like in the middle of turmoil to have peace and hope that only he can give.
Today, I want to share five scriptures for hope. These are scriptures I hold on to when life gets rough. These are scriptures that I hold on to that remind me of God’s goodness, his grace, and sovereignty. I hope these help when you need them the most too!
Write them down, put them on sticky notes, and place them in your mirror. And, when life throws a curveball, you’ll be rooted in the truth and his promises. P.S. If you’re looking for a good study, highly recommend this one.
scriptures to hold on for hope
Psalms 42; 5 NIV
“Why, my soul, are you downcast?
Why so disturbed within me?
Put your hope in God,
for I will yet praise him,
my Savior and my God.”
Jeremiah 29:11 NIV
“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.”
Isaiah 40:29-31 NIV
“He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak. Even youths grow tired and weary, and young men stumble and fall; 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.”
scriptures to hold on for hope
Matthew 6:25-34 NIV
“Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothes? Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they? Can any one of you by worrying add a single hour to your life? And why do you worry about clothes?
See how the flowers of the field grow. They do not labor or spin. Yet I tell you that not even Solomon in all his splendor was dressed like one of these. If that is how God clothes the grass of the field, which is here today and tomorrow is thrown into the fire, will he not much more clothe you—you of little faith? So do not worry, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ For the pagans run after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them. But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.”
Philippians 4:4-7 NIV
“Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice! Let your gentleness be evident to all. The Lord is near. Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.”
Thank you so much for stopping by, I hope you have a great day!
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