Hope—- A looking forward to with expectation.
Psalm 39:7 (King James Version)
7And now, Lord, what wait I for? my hope is in thee.
1 Peter 1:21 (King James Version)
21Who by him do believe in God, that raised him up from the dead, and gave him glory; that your faith and hope might be in God. According to these two Scripture verses our Hope is in God.
Acts 26:6,7; 1 Timothy 1:1— We have Hope in the Promises of God.
Psalm 33:18–Behold the eye of the LORD is upon them that fear him, upon them that hope in his mercy. We have Hope because of the mercy of God.
Galatians 5:5—- For we through the Spirit wait for the hope of righteousness by faith. In this verse we see two things that provide hope for the believers of Christ. Hope through the Holy Spirit and Hope by our faith.
Hope is putting faith to work when doubting would be easier. ~Author Unknown 2 Thess.2:16— Now the Lord Jesus Christ himself, and God, even our Father, which hath loved us, and hath given us everlasting consolation and good hope through grace. The Bible tells us they we have hope because of God’s marvellous grace!
Psalm 119:81—- Our hope is obtained through the Word of God!
4For whatsoever things were written aforetime were written for our learning, that we through patience and comfort of the scriptures might have hope. We get hope from the comfort and patience we find as we read the scriptures. I have a lot of pain and have had chronic pain for more than 40 years and I have always found strength in reading God’s word!
Colossians 1:5,23—-We obtain hope through the gospel! [ John 3:16 ]
“When life has been well spent; when there is a conscience without reproach; when there is faith in the Saviour; when there is a well-founded hope of heaven, there can be nothing that should disquiet us.” Author: Albert Barnes
[prepared by Winston Staples]