Beloved, do you need hope today? Is your situation so difficult that your faith needs renewing? If so, speak these 31 Biblical confessions of hope over yourself and your situation!
God has full, enduring, unending HOPE for you.
He is your Hope and He gives you hope. I know things do not always feel hopeful in our day-to-day lives, but we always have hope in Christ Jesus. Christ is our Hope of glory! Therefore, when we get down or discouraged, we have to purposely study the Scriptures about hope in order to renew our minds, strengthen ourselves in the Lord, and encourage ourselves.
My friend, learn to encourage yourself in the Lord.
We can’t always wait to get encouraged in a prayer line somewhere. In fact, it would be better if we did all the encouraging of ourselves at home, so we can help with the prayer line instead of always needing the prayer line! And in order to get there, we each have to speak the Word of God–the Word of hope–over ourselves.
To help you, I wrote 31 Biblical confessions of hope for you today.
Please speak these 31 Biblical confessions of hope over yourself out loud:
- The Lord knows the plans He has for me. He has plans to prosper me, and not to harm me. He has plans to give me hope and a future. (See Jeremiah 29:11.)
- I gird up the loins of my mind. I am sober, and I rest my hope fully upon the grace that is to be brought to me at the revelation of Jesus Christ. (See 1 Peter 1:13.)
- Through the Lord’s mercies I am not consumed, because His compassions toward me do not fail. God’s compassions toward me are new every morning; great is His faithfulness. (See Lamentations 3:22-23.)
- “‘The Lord is my portion,’ says my soul, ‘Therefore I hope in Him!'” (Lamentations 3:24 NKJV).
- The Lord is good to me and to my soul (my mind, will, and emotions), for I wait for Him and seek Him. (See Lamentations 3:25.)
- It is good for me to hope and wait quietly for the salvation of the Lord. (See Lamentations 3:26.)
- The Lord will not cast me off nor wait forever to answer my prayer. Though He causes me to go through difficulties sometimes, those trials are only for my good. He will show compassion to me according to the multitude of His mercies, for He does not willingly afflict nor grieve the children of men. (See Lamentations 3:31-33.) (Note: Difficulties that result from someone’s sin are never from God, for God does not sin and cannot tempt people to sin. But there are other kinds of difficulties that the Lord does allow us to go through, in order to experience His refining fire. I just want to make sure you know that all tests and trials that result from someone’s sin are from the devil, the originator of sin; and God will work them all out for your good, even though He didn’t cause them.)
- I continue in my work of faith, labor of love, and in the patience of hope in my Lord Jesus Christ. I do these things in the sight of God my Father, and I keep in mind that He has specifically chosen me. (See 1 Thessalonians 1:3-4.)
- Christ is in me, and He is the hope of glory. God has chosen to make known to me the riches of the glory of this mystery. (See Colossians 1:27.)
- The God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, gives me the Spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of Him. (See Ephesians 1:17.)
- The eyes of my understanding are enlightened today, and I know the hope of His calling AND the riches of the glory of His inheritance in the saints. (See Ephesians 1:18.)
- I know and experience the exceeding greatness of God’s power toward those who believe. (See Ephesians 1:19.)
- “Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our tribulation, that we may be able to comfort those who are in any trouble, with the comfort with which we ourselves are comforted by God” (2 Corinthians 1:3-4 NKJV).
- My hope for myself and my situation is steadfast, because I know that I am a partaker of the sufferings of Jesus–and so I will also partake of His consolation, His reward, and His resurrection. (See 2 Corinthians 1:7.)
- I have received a ministry from the Lord, and I do not lose heart. (See 2 Corinthians 4:1.)
- God has commanded light to shine out of darkness into my heart. He Himself is that light, and He is shining in my heart right now to give me “the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ.” (See 2 Corinthians 4:6.)
- God has placed treasures in me, and I am an earthen vessel–but it is all so that the excellence of the power of God can be displayed in me. (See 2 Corinthians 4:7.)
- Even when I am hard-pressed on every side, I am not crushed. When I am perplexed, I do not despair. When I am persecuted, I know that God has not forsaken me. If I am struck down, I am not destroyed. I always carry about in my body the dying of the Lord Jesus, but I also carry about His resurrection–and the life of Jesus is manifested in my body, soul, spirit, and circumstances right now today. (See 2 Corinthians 4:8-10.)
- I hold fast the confession of my hope without wavering, for Jesus who promised is faithful. (See Hebrews 10:23.)
- Blessed am I who believed, for there will be a fulfillment of those things which were told me by the Lord. (See Luke 1:45.)
- I glory in tribulations, for I know that tribulation and trouble produce perseverance–a patient abiding under the shadow of the Most High. That perseverance produces godly character in me, and that godly character produces hope. And I am never disappointed in my hope, for Holy Spirit has poured out the love of God in my heart. (See Romans 5:3-5.)
- I know that all things work together for good for me, for I love the Lord and am called according to His purpose. (See Romans 8:28.)
- “I have been crucified with Christ; it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me; and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself for me” (Galatians 2:20 NKJV).
- The God of hope fills me today with all joy and peace in believing Him, and I abound in hope by the power of His Holy Spirit who dwells in me. (See Romans 15:13.)
- I have the same spirit of faith that Jesus has. I believe Him, and therefore I speak my confessions of faith in Him and in His Word out loud. I believe, and therefore I speak. (See 2 Corinthians 4:13.)
- I do not lose heart. Even though my physical body is journeying toward the end of my life and eventual Heaven, yet my inward person is being renewed in Christ Jesus day by day! (See 2 Corinthians 4:16.)
- The light affliction I am experiencing now is only for a moment. My problems have a shelf life! They will not be forever; they will be over soon, for God is working on my behalf right now. (See 2 Corinthians 4:17.)
- My troubles are working for me “a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory, while [I] do not look at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen. For the things which are seen are temporary, but the things which are not seen are eternal” (2 Corinthians 4:17-18.)
- “Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who according to His abundant mercy has begotten us again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, to an inheritance incorruptible and undefiled and that does not fade away, reserved in heaven” for me. (See 1 Peter 1:3-4.)
- I am being kept by the power of God through faith for salvation, and that salvation is ready to be revealed in the last days. (See 1 Peter 1:5.)
- I do not think it is strange for me to be going through a fiery trial. The Lord is using this fiery trial to refine me and make me into the image of Jesus. Therefore, I rejoice to the extent that I partake of Christ’s sufferings. And I know that, when His glory is revealed, I will also be glad with exceeding joy. (See 1 Peter 4:12-13.)
Beloved, if the enemy is tempting you with discouragement or despair, look up!
The grass withers and the flower fades, but the word of our God stands forever. Do not despair; do not give up or give in. You have hope! Your hope is in Christ, and your hope for everything you desire for Him to do for you is still found in Him!
Your hope for every situation is wrapped up in Jesus! Trust in Him today, and be still. Stand still, and you will see the salvation of the Lord!
Did these confessions of faith and hope minister to your heart today? Do you feel the power of God swirling around you as you speak these confessions of hope and faith out loud? If either of these things are true for you today, leave a comment below!