What happens when you don’t get what you want? Is there anything you can do to change things around?
If you’ve ever felt hopeless or helpless, then you probably know what it feels like to be stuck in a situation where nothing seems to go your way.
The good news is that you don’t have to live with hopelessness, as there are things you can do to turn things around.
You can always choose to give up and let life happen to you, or you can take control and try something new. In the article below, we have selected 30 uplifting Bible scriptures that will encourage you to never give up on hope…
1. God Will Never Leave Your Side
It is the Lord who goes before you. He will be with you; he will not leave you or forsake you. Do not fear or be dismayed.
2. God Will Give You His Strength
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.
3. God Knows Your Pain & Tears
I waited patiently for the Lord; he inclined to me and heard my cry. He drew me up from the pit of destruction, out of the miry bog, and set my feet upon a rock, making my steps secure. He put a new song in my mouth, a song of praise to our God.
(Psalm 40:1 – 3)
4. God Will Protect You From Harm
But you, O Lord, are a shield about me, my glory, and the lifter of my head
5. God Helps To Heal The Brokenhearted
The Lord is near to the brokenhearted and saves the crushed spirit. Many are the afflictions of the righteous, but the Lord delivers him out of them all.
(Psalm 34:18 – 19)
6. God Will Renew Your Strength & Purpose
But they who wait for the Lord will renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles; they shall run and not be weary; they shall walk and not faint.
7. God Will Bring Forth Your Justice
A bruised reed he will not break, and a faintly burning wick he will not quench; he will faithfully bring forth justice…
8. God Will Provide Comfort In Dark Times
Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.
(Matthew 11:28 – 30)
9. God Is Always Connected To You
For I am sure that neither death nor life, nor angels nor rulers, nor things present or things to come, nor powers, nor height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord.
(Romans 8:38 – 39)
10. God Hears Your Cries And Answers Them
When the righteous cry for help, the Lord hears them and delivers them out of all their troubles.
11. God Has Hope In You As You Have Hope In Him
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.
12. God Will Comfort Those In Need
Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our affliction, so that we may be able to comfort those who are in affliction, with the comfort with which we ourselves are comforted by God.
(Corinthians 1:3 – 4)
13. God Brings Happiness To Replace Despair
You have turned for me my mourning into dancing; you have loosed my sackcloth and clothed me with gladness.
14. God Has A Plan For You
For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you future and a hope.
15. God Gives Strength In Times Of Need
I can do all things through him who strengthens me.
16. God Will Not Allow You To Be Tempted
No temptation has overtaken you that is not common to man. God is faithful, and he will not let you be tempted beyond your ability, but with the temptation, he will also provide the way of escape, that you may be able to endure it.
17. God Shows Us That Nothing Is Impossible
For nothing will be impossible with God
18. God Will Forgive Us Our Sins
If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.
19. God Knows The Truth
Who desires all people to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth.
20. God Tells Us There Is Strength In Weakness
But he said to me, ‘My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.’ Therefore I will boast all the more gladly of my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may rest upon me.
21. God Wishes To Heal You With Repentance
The Lord is not slow to fulfill his promise as some count slowness, but is patient toward you, not wishing that any should perish, but that all should reach repentance.
22. God Is Loving And Full Of Grace
Who saved us and called us to a holy calling, not because of our works but because of his own purpose and grace, which he gave us in Christ Jesus before the ages began.
23. God Has Saved You Through Your Faith
For by the grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God.
24. God Will Wipe Away Your Pain
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.
25. God Teaches Us To be Good And Hopeful
Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect.
26. God Will Rescue You From Darkness
Answer me quickly, Lord; my spirit fails. Do not hide your face from me or I will be like those who go down to the pit. Let the morning bring me word of your unfailing love, for I have put my trust in you. Show me the way I should go, for to you I entrust my life. Rescue me from my enemies, Lord, for I hide myself in you.
(Psalm 143:7 – 9)
27. God Wants Us To Have Faith In All We Do
Therefore, with minds that are alert and fully sober, set your hope on the grace to be brought to you when Jesus Christ is revealed at his coming. As obedient children, do not conform to the evil desires you had when you lived in ignorance. But just as he who called you is holy, so be holy in all you do; for it is written: ‘Be holy, because I am holy.’
(Peter 1:13 – 16)
28. God Needs Repentance To Lead Us To Salvation
Godly sorrow brings repentance that leads to salvation and leaves no regret, but worldly sorrow brings death.
29. God Will Fill You With His Hope
May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.
30. God Will Lead You On The Right Path
Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding, in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight.
(Proverbs 3:5 – 6)
As you can see, there are many scriptures from the Bible that speak of hope in hopeless times. So if you ever feel like you’re in a situation where there is no hope, remember the teachings of God and you will find the strength you need to carry on.