Scriptures

General

These next three lists of Scripture are ones that I (Sharon) used over and over during my separation from Richard to find hope, remind myself to persevere and to trust God above all things. I have not listed the complete verse(s) here if you see ‘. . .’ at the end.

Hoping In God

  • Job 11:18-19 ~ You will be secure, because there is hope. . .
  • Psalm 22:9 ~ Yet you brought me out of the womb; you made me trust in you. . .
  • Psalm 31:24 ~ Be strong and take heart, all you who hope in the Lord.
  • Psalm 33:18-22 ~ We wait in hope for the Lord; he is our help and our shield. . . .
  • Psalm 42:5 ~ Why are you downcast, O my soul? . . .
  • Psalm 119:49 ~ Remember your word to your servant, for you have given me hope.
  • Psalm 119:81 ~ My soul faints with longing for your salvation . . .
  • Psalm 119:116 ~ Sustain me according to your promise . . .
  • Psalm 130:7 ~ O Israel, put your hope in the Lord . . .
  • Psalm 147:11 ~ The Lord delights in those who fear him . . .
  • Proverbs 13:12 ~ Hope deferred makes the heart sick . . .
  • Ecclesiastes 9:4 ~ Anyone who is among the living has hope . . .
  • Isaiah 57:10 ~ You were wearied by all your ways, but you would not say, ‘It is hopeless.’ . . .
  • Jeremiah 17:7-8 ~ “But blessed is the man who trusts in the Lord, whose confidence is in him. . . . “
  • Jeremiah 31:17 ~ “. . . So there is hope for your future,” declares the Lord. . . .
  • Lamentations 3:21-33 ~ Yet this I call to mind and therefore I have hope: . . .
  • Romans 4:18 ~ Against all hope, Abraham in hope believed . . .
  • Romans 8:24 ~ For in this hope we were saved. . . .
  • Romans 12:12 ~ Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer.
  • Romans 15:4 ~ For everything that was written in the past was written to teach us, . . .
  • Romans 15:13 ~ May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, . . .
  • Galatians 5:5 ~ But by faith we eagerly await through the Spirit the righteousness for which we hope.
  • Ephesians 1:18 ~ I pray also that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened . . .
  • 2 Thessalonians 2:16-17 ~ May our Lord Jesus Christ himself and God our Father, who loved us and by his grace gave us eternal encouragement and good hope, . . .
  • Hebrews 3:6 ~ But Christ is faithful as a son over God’s house. . . .
  • Hebrews 6:11 ~ We want each of you to show this same diligence to the very end, in order to make your hope sure.
  • Hebrews 6:18-20 ~ God did this so that, by two unchangeable things in which it is impossible for God to lie, . . .
  • 1 Peter 1:3-5 ~ Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! In his great mercy he has given us new birth into a living hope . . .
  • 1 Peter 1:21 ~ Through him you believe in God, who raised him from the dead and glorified him, and so your faith and hope are in God.

Perseverance

  • Psalm 37:24 ~ . . . though he stumble, he will not fall, for the Lord upholds him with his hand.
  • Psalm 37:28 ~ For the Lord loves the just and will not forsake his faithful ones. . . .
  • Romans 8:35, 37-39 ~ Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? . . .
  • 1 Corinthians 1:8-9 ~ He will keep you strong to the end, so that you will be . . .
  • 2 Corinthians 1:21-22 ~ Now it is God who makes both us and you stand firm in Christ. . . .
  • Psalm 73:24 ~ You guide me with your counsel, and afterward you will take me into glory.
  • Psalm 138:8 ~ The Lord will fulfill his purpose for me; your love, O Lord, endures forever – . . .
  • Colossians 2:6-7 ~ So then, just as you received Christ Jesus as Lord, continue to live in him, . . .
  • 2 Timothy 4:18 ~ The Lord will rescue me from every evil attack . . .
  • Jeremiah 32:40-44 ~ I will make an everlasting covenant with them: . . .
  • John 6:37 ~ All that the Father gives me will come to me, . . .
  • John 10:28 ~ I give them eternal life, and they shall never perish; . . .
  • 1 Chronicles 16:11 ~ Look to the Lord and his strength; seek his face always.
  • Hosea 12:6 ~ But you must return to your God; maintain love and justice, and wait for your God always.
  • 1 Thessalonians 5:21 ~ Test everything. Hold on to the good.
  • 2 Timothy 2:1 ~ You then, my son, be strong in the grace that is in Christ Jesus.
  • 2 Timothy 2:3 ~ Endure hardship with us like a good soldier of Christ Jesus.
  • 2 Timothy 2:12 ~ If we endure, we will also reign with him. . . .
  • 2 Timothy 3:14 ~ But as for you, continue in what you have learned and have become convinced of, . . .
  • Titus 1:9 ~ He must hold firmly to the trustworthy message as it has been taught, . . .
  • James 1:1-4 ~ Consider it pure joy, my brothers, whenever you face trials of many kinds, . . .
  • James 1:25 ~ But the man who looks intently into the perfect law that gives freedom, and continues to do this, . . .
  • 1 Peter 5:8-11 ~ Be self-controlled and alert. Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour. . . .
  • Revelation 22:11 ~ . . . let him who does right continue to do right; and let him who is holy continue to be holy.
  • Acts 11:23 ~ When he arrived and saw the evidence of the grace of God, he was glad and encouraged them all . . .
  • 1 Corinthians 15:58 ~ Therefore, my dear brothers, stand firm. Let nothing move you. . . .
  • 1 Corinthians 16:13 ~ Be on your guard; stand firm in the faith; be men of courage; be strong.
  • Galatians 5:1 ~ It is for freedom that Christ has set us free. Stand firm, then, and do not let yourselves to burdened again by a yoke of slavery.
  • Ephesians 6:13 ~ Therefore put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, . . .
  • Ephesians 6:18 ~ And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests. . . .
  • Philippians 1:27 ~ Whatever happens, conduct yourselves in a manner worthy of the gospel of Christ. . . .
  • Colossians 1:10 ~ And we pray this in order that you may live a life worthy of the Lord and may please him in every way: . . .
  • Hebrews 2:1 ~ We must pay more careful attention, therefore, to what we have heard, . . .
  • Hebrews 6:11-12 ~ We want each of you to show this same diligence to the very end, in order to make your hope sure. . . .
  • Hebrews 6:15 ~ And so after waiting patiently, Abraham received what was promised.
  • Hebrews 10:23 ~ Let us hold unswervingly to the hope we profess, for he who promised is faithful.
  • Hebrews 10:35 ~ So do not throw away your confidence; it will be richly rewarded. You need to persevere . . .
  • James 5:11 ~ As you know, we consider bless those who have persevered. . . .
  • Hebrews 3:14 ~ We have come to share in Christ if we hold firmly till the end the confidence we had at first.
  • Hebrews 12:2-4 ~ Let us fix our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy set before him . . .
  • Hebrews 12:1 ~ Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, . . .
  • Galatians 6:9 ~ Let us not become weary in doing good, . . .
  • James 1:12 ~ Blessed is the man who perseveres under trial, . . .
  • Revelation 3:11 ~ I am coming soon. Hold on to what you have, so that no one will take your crown.
  • Revelation 3:21 ~ To him who overcomes, I will give the right to sit with me on my throne, . . .
  • Revelation 14:12 ~ This calls for patient endurance on the part of the saints . . .
  • Revelation 21:7 ~ He who overcomes will inherit all this, and I will be his God and he will be my son.
  • Matthew 24:13 ~ . . . but he who stands firm to the end will be saved.

Trusting (or having Faith) in God

  • Psalm 9:10 ~ Those who know your name will trust in you . . .
  • Psalm 20:7-8 ~ Some trust in chariots and some in horses, but we trust in the name of the Lord our God. . . .
  • Psalm 22:3-5 ~ Yet you are enthroned as the Holy One; you are the praise of Israel. . . .
  • Psalm 33:20-22 ~ We wait in hope for the Lord; he is our help and our shield. . . .
  • Psalm 56:4 ~ In God, whose word I praise, in God I trust; I will not be afraid. What can mortal man do to me?
  • Proverbs 3:5-6 ~ Trust in the Lord with all your heart . . .
  • Isaiah 30:15 ~ “In repentance and rest is your salvation, in quietness and trust is your strength…”
  • Romans 11:20 ~ But they were broken off because of unbelief, and you stand by faith. . . .
  • 2 Corinthians 1:24 ~ . . . because it is by faith you stand firm.
  • Isaiah 7:9b ~ If you do not stand firm in your faith, you will not stand at all.
  • 2 Corinthians 5:7 ~ We live by faith, not by sight.
  • John 7:38 ~ Whoever believes in me, as the Scripture has said, . . .
  • Hebrews 11:6 ~ And without faith it is impossible to please God, . . .
  • 1 Corinthians 2:5 ~ . . . so that your faith might not rest on men’s wisdom, but on God’s power.
  • James 1:3 ~ Because you know that the testing of your faith develops perseverance.
  • Psalm 118:8-9 ~ It is better to take refuge in the Lord than to trust in man. . . .
  • Isaiah 26:4 ~ Trust in the Lord forever, for the Lord, the Lord, is the Rock eternal.
  • Matthew 6:25-34 ~ “Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. . . .”
  • James 1:6 ~ But when he asks, he must believe and not doubt, because . . .
  • Exodus 14:13-14 ~ Moses answered the people, “Do not be afraid. Stand firm and you will see . . . “
  • 2 Chronicles 20:20-21 ~ Have faith in the Lord your God and you will be upheld; . . .
  • 2 Chronicles 32:7-8 ~ “Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or discouraged . . .
  • Psalm 37:3 ~ Trust in the Lord and do good; . . .
  • Psalm 37:5-7a ~ Commit your way to the Lord; trust in him and he will do this: . . .
  • Psalm 55:22-23 ~ Cast your cares on the Lord and he will sustain you; . . .
  • Psalm 62:8 ~ Trust in him at all times, O people; pour out your hearts to him, for God is our refuge.
  • Isaiah 41:10 ~ So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. . . .
  • 2 Chronicles 20:12 ~ . . . We do not know what to do, but our eyes are upon you.
  • Psalm 13:5 ~ But I trust in your unfailing love; . . .
  • Psalm 130:5-7 ~ I wait for the Lord, my soul waits, and in his word I put my hope. . . .
  • Psalm 138:7-8 ~ Though I walk in the midst of trouble, you preserve my life; . . .
  • Psalm 147:11, 14 ~ The Lord delights in those who fear him, who put their hope in his unfailing love . . .
  • Isaiah 12:2 ~ Surely God is my salvation; I will trust and not be afraid. . . .
  • Isaiah 50: 7, 10 ~ Because the Sovereign Lord helps me, I will not be disgraced. . . .
  • Psalm 33:18-19 ~ But the eyes of the Lord are on those who fear him, . . .
  • Proverbs 29:25 ~ Fear of man will prove to be a snare, but whoever trusts in the Lord is kept safe.
  • Psalm 32:10b ~ But the Lord’s unfailing love surrounds the man who trusts in him.
  • Isaiah 26:3-4 ~ You will keep in perfect peace . . .
  • Romans 15:13 ~ may the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that . . .
  • Jeremiah 17:7-8 ~ “But blessed is the man who trusts in the Lord, whose confidence is in him. . . .
  • Romans 8:37-39 ~ No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. . . .
  • Ephesians 6:16 ~ In addition to all this, take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one.
  • Hebrews 10:38-39 ~ “. . . But my righteous one will live by faith. And if he shrinks back, . . .
  • Philippians 4:13 ~ I can do everything through him who gives me strength.
  • 2 Timothy 1:12 ~ That is why I am suffering as I am. Yet I am not ashamed, because I know whom I have believed, and am convinced that he is able to guard what I have entrusted to him for that day.
  • Isaiah 43:1-3a
  • Psalm 16:1-2, 5-11
  • Psalm 25:1, 3, 5, 8, 10, 14-15, 21
  • Psalm 27:1-3, 5-6, 10, 13-14
  • Psalm 40:1-5, 11-14, 16
  • Psalm 46:1-3, 5, 7, 10-11
  • Psalm 62:5-8, 11-12
  • Psalm 116:1-9, 12-14, 17
  • Psalm 121

Scripture taken from the HOLY BIBLE, NEW INTERNATIONAL VERSION®. Copyright © 1973, 1978, 1984 Biblica. Used by permission of Zondervan. All rights reserved.