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Also called: Longing, Yearning
An expectation of the fulfillment of something desired or promised.

Top Bible Verses about Hope

Job 13:15

Look, though he kill me, I will hope in him; however, I will defend my ways before him. Read Job 13:15
Psalm 33:20

Psalm 33:17–22

The horse is a false hope for victory, nor can it save by the greatness of its power. Behold, the eye of Yahweh is on those who fear him, on those who hope for his loyal love to deliver their soul from death and to keep them alive in famine. Our soul waits for Yahweh; he is our help and our shield. For in him our heart rejoices because in his holy name we trust. Let your loyal love, O Yahweh, be upon us, even as we hope in you. Read Psalm 33:17–22

Proverbs 13:12

Hope that is deferred makes the heart sick, but a desire fulfilled is a tree of life. Read Proverbs 13:12
Isaiah 40:31

Isaiah 40:31

But those who wait for Yahweh shall renew their strength. They shall go up with wings like eagles; they shall run and not grow weary; they shall walk and not be faint. Read Isaiah 40:31
Romans 15:13

Romans 15:13

Now may the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that you may abound in hope by the power of the Holy Spirit. Read Romans 15:13

Famous Christian Quotes About Hope, Longing, Yearning

Plant the Cross in Your Garden

Plant in the garden of your memory, the tree of the holy Cross; it produces a very efficacious medicine against all the suggestions of the devil. Of this most noble and fertile tree, the root is humility and poverty; the bark, labor and penitence; the branches, mercy and justice; the leaves, true honor and modesty; the scent, sobriety and abstinence; the beauty, chastity and obedience; the splendor, right faith and firm hope; the strength, magnanimity and patience; the length, long-suffering and perseverance; the breadth, benignity and concord; the height, charity and wisdom; the sweetness, love and joy; the fruit, salvation and life eternal.

Thomas à Kempis

God Does Not Fail You

Who told you that the night would never end in day? Who told you that the sea would ebb out till there should be nothing left but a vast track of mud and sand? Who told you that the winter would proceed from frost to frost, from snow, and ice, and hail, to deeper snow, and yet more heavy tempest? Who told you this, I say? Don’t you know that day follows night, that flood comes after ebb, that spring and summer succeed to winter? Hope then! Hope you ever! For God fails you not.

Charles Spurgeon

The Importance of Loving the Right Things

When there is a question as to whether a man is good, one does not ask what he believes, or what he hopes, but what he loves. For the man who loves aright no doubt believes and hopes aright; whereas the man who does not have love believes in vain, even though his beliefs are true; and hopes in vain, even though the objects of his hope are a real part of true happiness; unless, indeed, he believes and hopes for this, that he may obtain by prayer the blessing of love.

Augustine of Hippo
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