What exactly is hope? Is it wishful thinking? Hope, like love, is a choice that you make. It doesn’t just fly into your lap where it stays untouched and perfect. It takes work to choose hope.
We have hope because we have love, God’s love!
God chose to love you. God’s love also moves mountains and creates the possible from the deadest seasons. There will be times of trial but we can be assured that those times will not last forever.
Here are some quotes and scripture on Hope to renew your mind on how important it is.
“God had one son on earth without sin, but never one without suffering.”
“The Lord himself goes before you and will be with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged.”
“There is no such thing as no chance.”
“Be strong and take heart, all you who hope in the Lord.”
“It’s always too early to quit.”
Norman Vincent Peale
“Take delight in the Lord, and he will give you the desires of your heart.”
“Only in the darkness can you see the stars.”
Martin Luther King Jr.
“So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.”
“Never be afraid to trust an unknown future to a known God.”
Corrie Ten Boom
“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. Then you will call upon me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you.”
“God is the important fact, and Christ the moving force…I asked for strength and forgiveness and the air began to clear, and I could act again, but not in my own strength.”
Jane Tyson Clement
“For no word from God will ever fail.”
“Dwell in possibility.”
“And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.”
“Happiness is different from pleasure. Happiness has something to do with struggling, enduring, and accomplishing.”
“We have this hope as an anchor for the soul, firm and secure.”