We’ve started our fourth week of social distancing, stay-at-home-ing and while parts of all this are starting to feel normal, there are parts that are getting harder.
Let’s just be honest — this is hard. And none of us was really prepared for how hard it would be. If you’re like me, some days you are feeling pretty helpless and maybe even have moments when you feel a little hopeless.
It’s okay. Here’s what I’m finding, even when I don’t FEEL hope, I can KNOW hope. Because hope isn’t a feeling, hope is a Person. So, if you’re struggling, lean into Jesus, friend. He is our hope!
Here are a few verses I’ve found comforting during this time.
10 Verses of Hope for Hard Times
For I put my hope in you, Lord;
you will answer me, my Lord, my God.
And not only that, but we also rejoice in our afflictions, because we know that affliction produces endurance, endurance produces proven character, and proven character produces hope. This hope will not disappoint us, because God’s love has been poured out in our hearts through the Holy Spirit who was given to us.
But those who trust in the Lord
will renew their strength;
they will soar on wings like eagles;
they will run and not become weary,
they will walk and not faint.
For you are my hope, Lord God,
my confidence from my youth.
Though he slay me, I will hope in him.
We have this hope as an anchor for the soul, firm and secure. It enters the inner sanctuary behind the curtain.
I am sure of this, that he who started a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus.
2 Corinthians 4:17-18
For our momentary light affliction is producing for us an absolutely incomparable eternal weight of glory. So we do not focus on what is seen, but on what is unseen. For what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal.
Joshua said to them, “Do not be afraid or discouraged. Be strong and courageous, for the Lord will do this to all the enemies you fight.”
The Lord values those who fear him,
those who put their hope in his faithful love.
One thing I’ve been doing writing out a verse or two every day. Taking time to slow down and meditate on what they say and pray through them as I write. This might be a good practice for you too.
Let’s remember the truth, friends, Jesus is our HOPE — at all times!
Join my Scripture Dig group on Facebook as we spend this month reflecting together on verses just like this.