Inspirational Quotes and Bible Verses

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HOPE—A confident expectation of GOOD things from God!

 

May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in Him . . . —Romans 15:13


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


“O Holy Spirit, descend plentifully into my heart. Enlighten the dark corners of this neglected dwelling and scatter there Thy cheerful beams.”- Saint Augustine


Let the morning bring me word of your unfailing love, for I have put my trust in you. Show me the way I should go, for to you I lift up my soul. —PSALM 143:8


In the challenge of this journey, called life, lays a secret path between man and God called worship. — Anne Stevenson


“For I know the plans I have for you,” says the Lord. “They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope.” —Jeremiah 29:11 (NLT)


LORD, you know the hopes of the helpless. Surely you will hear their cries and comfort them. —Psalm 10:17 (NLT)


Behold, the eye of the LORD is on those who fear him, on those who hope in his steadfast love …—Psalm 33:18 (ESV)


The LORD is close to the brokenhearted; he rescues those whose spirits are crushed. —Psalm 34:18 (NLT)


For you, O Lord, are my hope, my trust, O LORD, from my youth. —Psalm 71:5 (ESV)


When doubts filled my mind, your comfort gave me renewed hope and cheer. —Psalm 94:19 (NLT)


The name of the Lord is a strong fortress; the godly run to him and are safe. —Proverbs 18:10 (NLT)


 But they that wait upon the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint. —Isaiah 40:31 (KJV)

When you go through deep waters, I will be with you. When you go through rivers of difficulty, you will not drown. When you walk through the fire of oppression, you will not be burned up; the flames will not consume you. —Isaiah 43:2 (NLT)


The unfailing love of the LORD never ends! By his mercies we have been kept from complete destruction. Great is his faithfulness; his mercies begin afresh each day. I say to myself, “The LORD is my inheritance; therefore, I will hope in him!” —Lamentations 3:22-24 (NASB)


Through him we have also obtained access by faith into this grace in which we stand, and we rejoice in hope of the glory of God. More than that, we rejoice in our sufferings, knowing that suffering produces endurance, and endurance produces character, and character produces hope, and hope does not put us to shame, because God’s love has been poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit who has been given to us. —Romans 5:2-5 (ESV)


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


And we know that God causes everything to work together for the good of those who love God and are called according to his purpose for them. —Romans 8:28 (NLT)


For whatever was written in former days was written for our instruction, that through endurance and through the encouragement of the Scriptures we might have hope. —Romans 15:4 (ESV)


May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that by the power of the Holy Spirit you may abound in hope. —Romans 15:13 (ESV)


Therefore we do not lose heart. Though outwardly we are wasting away, yet inwardly we are being renewed day by day. For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all. So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen. For what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal. —2 Corinthians 4:16-18 (NIV)


Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new. —2 Corinthians 5:17 (NKJV)


Now all glory to God, who is able, through his mighty power at work within us, to accomplish infinitely more than we might ask or think. Glory to him in the church and in Christ Jesus through all generations forever and ever! Amen. —Ephesians 3:20-21 (NLT)


No, dear brothers and sisters, I am still not all I should be, but I am focusing all my energies on this one thing: Forgetting the past and looking forward to what lies ahead, I strain to reach the end of the race and receive the prize for which God, through Christ Jesus, is calling us up to heaven. —Philippians 3:13-14 (NLT)


But since we belong to the day, let us be sober, having put on the breastplate of faith and love, and for a helmet the hope of salvation. —1 Thessalonians 5:8 (ESV)


Now may our Lord Jesus Christ himself and God our Father, who loved us and by his grace gave us eternal comfort and a wonderful hope, comfort you and strengthen you in every good thing you do and say. —2 Thessalonians 2:16-17 (NLT)


Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! In his great mercy he has given us new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead. — 1 Peter 1:3 (NIV)


… 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. We have this as a sure and steadfast anchor of the soul, a hope that enters into the inner place behind the curtain …—Hebrews 6:18-19 (ESV)


Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen. —Hebrews 11:1 (ESV)


He will wipe every tear from their eyes, and there will be no more death or sorrow or crying or pain. All these things are gone forever. —Revelations 21:4 (NLT)


Creativity is a key to unlocking heavenly encounters, releasing destiny and uncovering God’s undying affection for you. The very nature of being created in God’s image makes you creative. —Rebekah R Jones


To touch, to move, to inspire. This is the true gift of dance. —Aubrey Lynch


Wherever a dancer stands is holy ground. —Martha Graham


Dance is the hidden language of the soul. —Martha Graham


“A respected leadership expert writes: ‘God has put a dream inside you. It’s yours and no one else’s. It declares your uniqueness. It holds your potential. Only you can give birth to it. Only you can live it. Not to discover it, take responsibility for it and act upon it is to negatively affect yourself as well as all those who would benefit from your dreams.”

May God help us to discover and fulfill our God-given dreams.