50 Inspiring Bible Verses about Hope in Hard Times (with Free Printable)

Are you looking for hope in the midst of your difficult circumstances? Here are 50 powerful Scriptures that I pray will fill you with hope and joy as you trust the Lord through the hard seasons of life.

Isaiah 40:31 is one of my favorite passages when I need encouragement in strength: 

Even youths grow tired and weary, and young men stumble and fall; 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.

The Hebrew word hope in this passage means to wait, look for, hope, expect (source). As you wait for the Lord to move powerfully in your life, may these Scriptures give you strength and encouragement.

Free Printable of Scriptures on Hope as we Persevere through Tough Times

As we reflect on God’s goodness and faithfulness in the midst of difficult circumstances, here is a printable with these encouraging Scriptures that you can use as a reference as you trust in the Lord each day! Click the button below to download!

Powerful Scriptures About Hope During Difficult Times

But God will never forget the needy; the hope of the afflicted will never perish. Psalm 9:18

We wait in hope for the Lord; he is our help and our shield. Psalm 33:20

hope during hard times-psalm 33:20

May your unfailing love be with us, Lord, even as we put our hope in you. Psalm 33:22

May our Lord Jesus Christ himself and God our Father, who loved us and by his grace gave us eternal encouragement and good hope…2 Thessalonians 2:16

Therefore, with minds that are alert and fully sober, set your hope on the grace to be brought to you when Jesus Christ is revealed at his coming. 1 Peter 1:13

Bible verses about hope--1 Peter 1:13

Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: The old has gone, the new is here! 2 Corinthians 5:17

Bible verses about hope during hard times 2 Corinthians 5:17

Because of the Lord’s great love we are not consumed,  for his compassions never fail. They are new every morning; great is your faithfulness. I say to myself, “The Lord is my portion; therefore I will wait for him.” Lamentations 3:22-24

The Lord within her is righteous; he does no wrong. Morning by morning he dispenses his justice, and every new day he does not fail, yet the unrighteous know no shame. Zephaniah 3:5

“See, the former things have taken place, and new things I declare; before they spring into being I announce them to you.” Isaiah 42:9

See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it? I am making a way in the wilderness and streams in the wasteland. Isaiah 43:19

Isaiah 43:19

You have heard these things; look at them all. Will you not admit them? “From now on I will tell you of new things, of hidden things unknown to you. Isaiah 48:6

“See, I will create new heavens and a new earth. The former things will not be remembered, nor will they come to mind. Isaiah 65:17

Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer. Romans 12:12

Therefore, since we have been justified through faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we have gained access by faith into this grace in which we now stand. And we boast in the hope of the glory of God. 

Not only so, but we also glory in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance; perseverance, character; and character, hope. 

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. Romans 5:1-5

God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble. Psalm 46:1

Bible Verses About Hope and God’s Favor

Surely, Lord, you bless the righteous; you surround them with your favor as with a shield. Psalm 5:12

Bible verses and scriptures about hope during time of difficulty

For his anger lasts only a moment, but his favor lasts a lifetime; weeping may stay for the night, but rejoicing comes in the morning. Psalm 30:5

For the Lord God is a sun and shield; the Lord bestows favor and honor; no good thing does he withhold from those whose walk is blameless. Psalm 84:11

You, Lord, showed favor to your land; you restored the fortunes of Jacob. Psalm 85:1

May the favor of the Lord our God rest on us; establish the work of our hands for us— yes, establish the work of our hands. Psalm 90:17

Psalm 20:6--This psalm gives people hope when they are going through difficult times

Remember me, Lord, when you show favor to your people, come to my aid when you save them, that I may enjoy the prosperity of your chosen ones, that I may share in the joy of your nation and join your inheritance in giving praise. Psalm 106:4-5

Bible Verses on Joy in the Midst of Trials

Splendor and majesty are before him; strength and joy are in his dwelling place. 1 Chronicles 16:27

Hope in the midst of pain bible verses 1 Chronicles 16:27

“This day is holy to our Lord. Do not grieve, for the joy of the Lord is your strength.” Nehemiah 8:10b

But let all who take refuge in you be glad; let them ever sing for joy. Spread your protection over them, that those who love your name may rejoice in you. Psalm 5:11

You make known to me the path of life; you will fill me with joy in your presence, with eternal pleasures at your right hand. Psalm 16:11

May we shout for joy over your victory and lift up our banners in the name of our God. May the Lord grant all your requests. Psalm 20:5

Bible verses about hope during hard times Psalm 20:5

For his anger lasts only a moment, but his favor lasts a lifetime; weeping may stay for the night, but rejoicing comes in the morning. Psalm 30:5

Those who sow with tears will reap with songs of joy. Psalm 126:5

Blessed are you who hunger now, for you will be satisfied. Blessed are you who weep now, for you will laugh. Luke 6:21

But rejoice inasmuch as you participate in the sufferings of Christ, so that you may be overjoyed when his glory is revealed. 1 Peter 4:13

“I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.” John 16:33

In all this you greatly rejoice, though now for a little while you may have had to suffer grief in all kinds of trials. 1 Peter 1:6

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. Romans 15:13

Scriptures on Living with Purpose in Spite of our Pain

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. Romans 8:28

Romans 8:28 hope scriptures when you need encouragement

But the plans of the Lord stand firm forever, the purposes of his heart through all generations. Psalm 33:11

Many are the plans in a person’s heart, but it is the Lord’s purpose that prevails. Proverbs 19:21

The purposes of a person’s heart are deep waters, but one who has insight draws them out. Proverbs 20:5

…for it is God who works in you to will and to act in order to fulfill his good purpose. Philippians 2:13

The name of the LORD is a fortified tower; the righteous run to it and are safe. Proverbs 18:10

Bible Verses about Hope in Hard Times: Scriptures on Grace

For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God— not by works, so that no one can boast. Ephesians 2:8-9

Bible verses about hope during hard times Ephesians 2:8-9

But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me. 2 Corinthians 12:9

May the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with you all. 2 Corinthians 13:14

Let your conversation be always full of grace, seasoned with salt, so that you may know how to answer everyone. Colossians 4:6

He has saved us and called us to a holy life—not because of anything we have done but because of his own purpose and grace. This grace was given us in Christ Jesus before the beginning of time…2 Timothy 1:9

Scriptures on Faith as we Trust in the Lord

Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see. Hebrews 11:1

Hebrews 11:1

Therefore, since we have been justified through faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we have gained access by faith into this grace in which we now stand.  Romans 5:1-2a

For by the grace given me I say to every one of you: Do not think of yourself more highly than you ought, but rather think of yourself with sober judgment, in accordance with the faith God has distributed to each of you. Romans 12:3

Be on your guard; stand firm in the faith; be courageous; be strong. 1 Corinthians 16:13

But since we belong to the day, let us be sober, putting on faith and love as a breastplate, and the hope of salvation as a helmet. 1 Thessalonians 5:8

In addition to all this, take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one. Ephesians 6:16

Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance. Let perseverance finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything. James 1:2-4

A Prayer for Hope During Hard Times

Heavenly Father, through the power of the Holy Spirit, I ask you to help me through the difficult times I am currently facing. I praise you for being a very present help in times of trouble. You are the God of hope, and I put my trust in you. 

Teach me to lean upon you and to not rely on my own understanding. Help me to remember that the hope of glory that I have in You far outweighs my present sufferings and momentary troubles. 

You are the God of all comfort, and you promise to give me a future hope that is for my good. May your hope be the anchor for my soul as I wait in eager expectation for your goodness and mercy. In Jesus’ name I pray, Amen.

 prayer for hope during times of trouble

In Conclusion

As you navigate the difficult situations and uncertain times in your life, I pray that these bible verses about hope in hard times will give you comfort and strength as you rest in his great mercy and steadfast love. May the peace of God guard your heart and mind in Christ wait patiently for him to work all things out for your good and for his glory!

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  2. Kirungi sheila

    Thank you for this wonderful word. I think this is what I needed today. I was feeling so down because of the difficult situation my family and I are going through. I have spent 3 years without a job I can’t manage to even provide myself with anything i need.No school fees for siblings. I have been praying to God and even i had started doubting God if he really cares about me. But now am encouraged I will keep believing God to handle my situation. I will keep trusting God for my future.i will wait upon his intervation in my situation. Thank you

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