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“Hope” (Photo by Shayla from Pexels)In times of uncertainty or hardship, hope often serves as the flickering flame that lights our way through the darkness. It’s the gentle whisper that tells us to keep going, even when the odds seem stacked against us. 

For many, faith is the cornerstone of hope, offering a spiritual foundation that helps us navigate life’s ups and downs. For Christians, hope is more than just wishful thinking; it’s a profound trust in God’s plan and the courage to face tomorrow with an open heart. 

This blog post aims to uplift your spirit through a collection of inspiring quotes about hope. These words of wisdom come from various Christian leaders, authors, and thinkers who have found solace and strength in their faith. 

Whether you’re going through a challenging period or simply seeking a dose of inspiration, these quotes are here to remind you that hope is never out of reach.

Inspiring quotes about hope

Close-up text of “Hope” (Photo by Lynnelle Richardson from Pexels)Life can be tough, and we all need a little hope to get us through. To help lift your spirits, we’ve put together 50 quotes about hope from well-known Christian leaders and writers. 

“Hope is being able to see that there is light despite all of the darkness.” – Desmond Tutu

“Faith is the bird that feels the light when the dawn is still dark.” – Rabindranath Tagore

“The best is yet to come.” – Tony Evans

“Hope is the anchor of the soul.” – Hebrews 6:19

“God never said that the journey would be easy, but He did say that the arrival would be worthwhile.” – Max Lucado

“Where hope grows, miracles blossom.” – Elna Rae

“Hope is the thing with feathers that perches in the soul.” – Emily Dickinson

“Our hope is not in turning back the clock, but in winding it up for the future.” – Timothy Keller

“Hope is not the conviction that something will turn out well, but the certainty that something makes sense, regardless of how it turns out.” – Vaclav Havel

“Hope is the power of being cheerful in circumstances that we know to be desperate.” – G.K. Chesterton

“Hope begins in the dark, the stubborn hope that if you just show up and try to do the right thing, the dawn will come.” – Anne Lamott

“To live without hope is to cease to live.” – Fyodor Dostoevsky

“Hope is the only thing stronger than fear.” – Robert Ludlum

“Hope is the heartbeat of the soul.” – Michelle Horst

“The only limit to our realization of tomorrow is our doubts of today.” – Franklin D. Roosevelt

“Hope is the pillar that holds up the world.” – Pliny the Elder

“Hope is the physician of each misery.” – Irish Proverb

“Hope is but the dream of those who wake.” – Matthew Prior

“Hope is a good thing, maybe the best of things, and no good thing ever dies.” – Stephen King

“Hope is the companion of power and mother of success; for who so hopes strongly has within him the gift of miracles.” – Samuel Smiles

“Hope is the thing that is left to us, in a bad time.” – E. B. White

“Hope is a force of nature. Don’t let anyone tell you different.” – Jim Butcher

“Hope is a waking dream.” – Aristotle

“Hope is the last thing ever lost.” – Italian Proverb

“Hope is the poor man’s bread.” – George Herbert

“Hope is a renewable option: If you run out of it at the end of the day, you get to start over in the morning.” – Barbara Kingsolver

“Hope is the golden thread that should be woven into every experience of life.” – John Calvin

“Hope is a passion for the possible.” – Søren Kierkegaard

“Hope is like the sun, which, as we journey toward it, casts the shadow of our burden behind us.” – Samuel Smiles

“Hope is the key to unlocking the door of opportunity.” – John C. Maxwell

“Hope is the only bee that makes honey without flowers.” – Robert Green Ingersoll

“Hope is the parent of faith.” – Cyrus A. Bartol

“Hope is the word which God has written on the brow of every man.” – Victor Hugo

“Hope is the denial of reality.” – Margaret Weis

“Hope is the ability to hear the music of the future; faith is the courage to dance to it today.” – Peter Kuzmic

“Hope is the dream of a waking man.” – Aristotle

“Hope is the power that gives a person the confidence to step out and try.” – Zig Ziglar

“Hope is the thing that sits down beside you when you’re at your lowest and says, ‘Hey, it’s going to be okay.'” – Unknown

“Hope is not a resting place but a starting point—a cactus, not a cushion.” – H. Jackson Brown Jr.

“Hope is the feeling that the feeling you have isn’t permanent.” – Jean Kerr

“Hope is the pillar of the universe.” – Zoroaster

“Hope is the only universal liar who never loses his reputation for veracity.” – Robert G. Ingersoll

“Hope is the physician of each misery.” – Irish Proverb

“Hope is the thing with feathers that perches in the soul.” – Emily Dickinson

“Hope is the word that God has written on the brow of every man.” – Victor Hugo

“Hope is the last thing a person does before they are defeated.” – Henry Rollins

“Hope is the first step on the road to disappointment.” – Unknown

“Hope is the poor man’s bread.” – George Herbert

“Hope is the dream of a soul awake.” – French Proverb

“Hope is the expectation that something outside of ourselves, something or someone external, is going to come to our rescue and we will live happily ever after.” – Dr. Robert Anthony

God’s promises when hopeless

A woman praying at the beach. (Photo by Karolina Grabowska from Pexels)God’s promises are not just words; they are commitments backed by the divine. When God says something, you can bet your bottom dollar that it’s going to happen. These promises serve as a beacon of hope, illuminating the path ahead and giving us the strength to keep moving forward.

“For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope.” – Jeremiah 29:11

This is one of the most quoted verses in the Bible, and for good reason. It serves as a reminder that even in the darkest times, God has a plan filled with hope for each of us. And not just any plan, but one filled with hope and a brighter future.

“But they who wait for the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles; they shall run and not be weary; they shall walk and not faint.” – Isaiah 40:31

Waiting is hard, especially when you’re desperate for a change. But this verse assures us that patience is more than just a virtue; it’s a pathway to renewed strength and hope.

God’s promises in everyday life

You do not have to be a biblical scholar to see God’s promises in action. They manifest in the simple things: a rainbow after a storm, the laughter of a child, or even a kind word from a stranger. These everyday miracles are God’s way of whispering, “I’m here, and everything is going to be okay.”

“And my God will supply every need of yours according to his riches in glory in Christ Jesus.” – Philippians 4:19

When we’re struggling, it’s easy to focus on what we lack. This verse reminds us that God will provide for our needs, even when it seems impossible.

“The Lord is near to the brokenhearted and saves the crushed in spirit.” – Psalm 34:18

Heartbreak and despair can make us feel isolated, but this verse assures us that God is closest when we’re at our lowest.

Holding onto hope

Two people reaching hands. (Photo by Cottonbro Studio from Pexels)God’s promises are more than just comforting words; they are a lifeline in a world that can often feel chaotic and unforgiving. By holding onto these promises, we can navigate through the stormiest of seas and find our way back to hope.

So the next time you find yourself sinking into a pit of despair, remember these promises. They are God’s gift to us, a testament to His unending love and a source of everlasting hope.

Let these promises and quotes uplift you, guide you, and most importantly, restore your hope. Because with God, hope is never lost; it’s merely waiting to be found.

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