Words of Hope: 22 Beautiful Quotes

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Hope is defined as a verb: to desire with expectation of obtainment; to expect with confidence [1]. Some words that mean the same as hope are trust, expectation, longing, dream, optimism, and desire. Of course, the opposite of hope is despair [2]. Here are some things people are saying; some beautiful words of hope.

“He that lives in hope danceth without music.”  ~ George Herbert

Writers are writing about hope

Word of Hope

The best we can hope for in life is a knothole peek at the shining realities ahead.

“Hope is the thing with feathers that perches in the soul and sings the tune without the words — And never stops at all.”  ~ Emily Dickinson

“It’s really a wonder that I haven’t dropped all my ideals, because they seem so absurd and impossible to carry out. Yet I keep them, because in spite of everything I still believe that people are really good at heart.”  ~ Anne Frank

“Hope — Smiles from the threshold of the year to come, whispering ‘it will be happier’…” ~ Alfred Tennyson

“Oft hope is born when all is forlorn.”  ~ J. R. R. Tolkien

“Hope is a verb with its shirtsleeves rolled up.”  ~ David Orr

 “Sometimes good things fall apart, so better things can fall together.”  ~ Jessica Howell

“Farewell Hope, and with Hope farewell Fear”  ~ John Milton

Christians speak about hopefulness

“I’ve read the last page of the Bible. It’s all going to turn out all right.”  ~ Billy Graham

“Other men see only a hopeless end, but the Christian rejoices in an endless hope.”  ~ Gilbert M. Beeken

“You’ve got to believe that God is in control of your life. It may be a tough time but you’ve got to believe that God has a reason for it and he’s going to make everything good.”  ~ Joel Osteen

“Let this one great, gracious, glorious fact lie in your spirit until it permeates all your thoughts and makes you rejoice even though you are without strength. Rejoice that the Lord Jesus has become your strength and your song – He has become your salvation. “ ~ Charles H. Spurgeon

“Where others see but the dawn coming over the hill, I see the soul of God shouting for joy.”  ~ Williams Blake

“In today’s economy there is little to hope for the future, however, God is never caught off guard or by surprise. God knows the future.”  ~ Jack Wellman

“The best we can hope for in this life is a knothole peek at the shining realities ahead. Yet a glimpse is enough. It’s enough to convince our hearts that whatever sufferings and sorrows currently assail us aren’t worthy of comparison to that which waits over the horizon.”  ~ Joni Eareckson Tada

“Thanks be to God, there is hope to-day; this very hour you can choose Him and serve Him.”  ~ D. L. Moody

“Truth offends everyone outside its definitions. But the irony of truth is that the greater its potential for offense, the greater its potential for giving hope.”  ~ David Jeremiah

Quotes from the Bible about hope

Hope is assurance

For in this hope we were saved. Now hope that is seen is not hope. For who hopes for what he sees? 25 But if we hope for what we do not see, we wait for it with patience. (Romans 8:24-25)

Hope looks forward

Surely there is a future, and your hope will not be cut off. (Proverbs 23:18)

We always thank God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, when we pray for you, since we heard of your faith in Christ Jesus and of the love that you have for all the saints, because of the hope laid up for you in heaven. (Colossians 1:3-5)

So when God desired to show more convincingly to the heirs of the promise the unchangeable character of his purpose, he guaranteed it with an oath, 18 so that by two unchangeable things, in which it is impossible for God to lie, we who have fled for refuge might have strong encouragement to hold fast to the hope set before us. (Hebrews 6:17-18)

Christ is our hope

To them God chose to make known how great among the Gentiles are the riches of the glory of this mystery, which is Christ in you, the hope of glory. (Colossians 1:27)


The Holy Bible, English Standard Version

“Scripture quotations are from The Holy Bible, English Standard Version® (ESV®), copyright © 2001 by Crossway, a publishing ministry of Good News Publishers. Used by permission. All rights reserved.”

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{ 19 comments… read them below or add one }

Roselyn Kisache May 21, 2012 at 5:08 am

Thanks so much for giving me hope and lifting my spirit to continue serving knowing that there is hope beyond all struggles.


Igwe Ebere May 23, 2012 at 4:15 am

I was inspired. May God continue to envelop you with wisdom.


Pamela Rose Williams May 23, 2012 at 7:43 pm

Praise be to God Roselyn Kisache, I am so happy that you are encouraged by this article. I will lift you up in prayer.


rev todd brooks May 21, 2012 at 11:53 am

LAM 3:21 nothing else needs to be said


Pamela Rose Williams May 23, 2012 at 7:48 pm

Wonderful verse rev todd brooks, several years ago that passage helped me though a family tragedy. I am thankful that God’s mercies and compassions are new every morning — Great it thy faithfulness! It is in my heart as written by the weeping prophet Jeremiah:

21 This I recall to my mind, therefore have I hope.
22 It is of the Lord’s mercies that we are not consumed, because his compassions fail not.
23 They are new every morning: great is thy faithfulness. (Lam 3:21-23)

Thank you for the reminder!


enock September 7, 2012 at 10:37 am

thanks 4 your message


Ben October 6, 2012 at 4:07 pm

I am so excited for this articles of hope. May God almight keep furnishing wisdom.


Matthew Van Ro Lian November 20, 2012 at 1:23 am

Dear Christian friend,

Warm greetings in Jesus’ name from Myanmar. It is a great blessing to hearing that you are serving Christ by producing inspired christian books which will be blessing many Christians around the world.

I am Matthew Lian, a lecture at a bible college and church minister in Myanmar. I see your website and notice that you post your books which will be most useful and effective for me. However, it is sad for me when I see all are sold at a price. Frankly speaking, I could not afford to buy any of them sine I am in a very very poor country. So I would like to beg your help to donate some of your books if possible. This little help will be so effective to my ministry in Myanmar. Thanks in advance for your kind help. May the good God bless you and your ministry.

I will look forward to hearing from you soon.

Sincerely in Christ,
Matthew Lian


Dadi November 27, 2012 at 11:27 am

Ezekel chapter37 e dry bones re going to live. Jesus is going to ressurect e dead long dead so if there is hope in death itself they is hope in any situation there is hope in jesus what’s troubling you?there is hope in Him


Dadi November 27, 2012 at 11:31 am

Ezekel chapter37 e dry bones re going to live. Jesus is going to ressurect e dead long dead so if there is hope in death itself they is hope in any situation there is hope in jesus what’s troubling you?there is hope in Him.


Chidi December 9, 2012 at 8:29 am

With hope thiers life


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Rev. Roger Thomas June 8, 2013 at 12:36 pm


I am an Interim Pastor at a small Southern Baptist Church in N.C.
We have a prison ministry here. I was wondering if I could use this beautiful work of yours to give to the inmates. I would leave your name and everything listed here on it. Is that something you would give me permission to do?
These people need HOPE and this so encouraging! We mail monthly and I would like to use it on one mailing, maybe 25 copies at the most.



Heather April 2, 2015 at 3:14 pm

I see your light through the dark trees, reaching out to me. Your child, I hear you call me. I hear you say, come to me child, it’s ok. I hide between the branches and leaves. Shame, shame on me. How can I face you after all I have done. How I long to run to you and feel your loving arms. Shame, shame on me. How can I knowing how much I’ve hurt you, cemented in fear that I will hurt you again. Shame on me my Lord, shame on me. I am your child…


Aiyah jones April 27, 2015 at 9:42 pm

Please pray for my dad that he goes to heaven and helps others intstead of being busy with working.and please pray for my sister that she will know about Jesus and also go to heaven.thank you!


BAMISILE A Olalekan March 2, 2016 at 6:39 am

I love the little word of hope I glanced through it touches my spirit.


Lysko Elena July 31, 2016 at 2:44 am

I like a quote of J.R.R. Tolkien about hope oft being born when all is forlorn. But I failed to find a sharp meaning of it. So I chose for myself the following one: “Every cloud has its silver lining”. Any other suggestions?


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