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.
Why, my soul, are you downcast? Why so disturbed within me? Put your hope in God, for I will yet praise him, my Savior and my God.
but those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.
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.
“Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.
And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love.
You are my refuge and my shield; I have put my hope in your word.
Let us hold unswervingly to the hope we profess, for he who promised is faithful.
But if we hope for what we do not yet have, we wait for it patiently.
Be strong and take heart, all you who hope in the Lord.
But as for me, I watch in hope for the Lord, I wait for God my Savior; my God will hear me.
Hope deferred makes the heart sick, but a longing fulfilled is a tree of life.
I say to myself, “The Lord is my portion; therefore I will wait for him.”
Guide me in your truth and teach me, for you are God my Savior, and my hope is in you all day long.
I wait for the Lord, my whole being waits, and in his word I put my hope.
May your unfailing love be with us, Lord, even as we put our hope in you.
And hope does not put us to shame, because God’s love has been poured out into our hearts through the Holy Spirit, who has been given to us.
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 through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead,
The Spirit of the Sovereign Lord is on me, because the Lord has anointed me to proclaim good news to the poor. He has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim freedom for the captives and release from darkness for the prisoners,
But in your hearts revere Christ as Lord. Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have. But do this with gentleness and respect,
There is one body and one Spirit, just as you were called to one hope when you were called;
To them God has chosen to make known among the Gentiles the glorious riches of this mystery, which is Christ in you, the hope of glory.
Know also that wisdom is like honey for you: If you find it, there is a future hope for you, and your hope will not be cut off.
I pray that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened in order that you may know the hope to which he has called you, the riches of his glorious inheritance in his holy people,
The prospect of the righteous is joy, but the hopes of the wicked come to nothing.