"When our men lose their hope of a future and purpose, you'll surely watch
them die a slow death in front of you."
Nan Jones, The Perils of a Pastor's Wife
"Anybody who has ever struggled to plant his feet onto the floor in the
morning knows that life can be hard; it can be stressful; it can be overwhelming.
But each of those negative, less than optimal feelings immediately takes a back seat to
the inspirational power of hope."
Shawn L. Anderson, A Better Life
The world needs less heat and more light. It needs less of the heat of anger, revenge, retaliation, and more of the light of ideas, faith, courage, aspiration, joy, love and hope.
"Hope deferred makes the heart sick, but a dream fulfilled is a tree of life."
Proverbs 13:12 (NLT)
Encouraging Bible Verses
I was never crippled until I lost hope. Believe me, the loss of hope
is far worse than the loss of limbs.
A mentor is someone who allows you to see the hope inside yourself.
Quote of the Day
. . . encouragement is the fuel of hope. It's true that people become what
you encourage them to be, not what you nag them to be.
Zig Ziglar, Over the Top
Poems of Hope
Every day I turn to the Bible to give me strength and wisdom
for the day and hope for the future.
Poems of Faith
"To be without hope is like being without goals,
what are you working towards?"
"Look to heaven and say, 'Lord, please see me through this one!'
That helps take the focus off me. I have sat and wasted many hours
wondering, 'Why me?' It doesn't help to sit and mope. Look for hope."
Words of Encouragement
"Never give up. Have hope. Expect only the best from life and take
action to get it."
And, perhaps, what we ministers need to do is realize there
are some real hurting people out there who
do not need another sermon or lecture but, rather, a fresh word
of hope and encouragement from God.
Don Wilton, A Hope and a Future
Hope is not easily defined, but impossible to embrace without faith.
The more we search for meaning in what seems hopeless;
we realize that our "hopelessness" is a state of mind, not a reality.
Carol Bright, Determined Means
I do not ask a store of wealth, nor special gift of power;
I hope always for strength and health to brave each troubled hour.
Edgar A Guest , Names and Faces
Let us not be uneasy then about the different roads
we may pursue, as believing them the shortest, to that our last abode,
but following the guidance of a good conscience,
let us be happy in the hope that by these different paths
we shall all meet in the end.
Poems about Life
There is always hope for a new day, hope that the darkness
won't always seem impenetrable. There is always hope because
our Redeemer lives.
Marcia Laycock, Celebrate This Day
In fact, hope is best gained after defeat and failure,
because then inner strength and toughness is produced.
Fritz Knapp, Vince Lombardi: Toughness
"Do not forget to hope and happy be."
We ought to give thanks for all fortune: if it is 'good,' because it is good,
if 'bad' because it works in us patience, humility, and the contempt of this
world and the hope of our eternal country.
C. S. Lewis
No matter where we are in our walk of life, the resurrection is still to come.
This should give us hope for tomorrow.
Ralene Berry, As I Encourage You, I Encourage Myself
"It's always something, to know you've done the most you could.
But, don't leave off hoping, or it's of no use doing anything.
Hope, hope to the last!
Charles Dickens, Nicholas Nickleby
"No matter the number of times you fail you must be determined to succeed.
You must not lose hope. Don't stop in your storm. Don't give up so easily."
Tony Narams, Top Secret
"Faith and hope work hand in hand,
however while hope focuses on the future, faith focuses on the now."
David Odunaiya, How To Make Faith Work In Your Life
Sometimes the world around us seems empty, and we may feel entirely alone, but now and then - Suddenly! - when we least expect it - when we've almost given up hope - when we're tired or bored or fearful or disgruntled - God breaks through and the angels start to sing.
Ray Pritchard, Joy to the World!
Even hope may seem but futile, when with troubles you're beset,
But remember you are facing just what other men have met.
Edgar A Guest
"Hope is the last thing ever lost."
"Hold your head high, stick your chest out. You can make it. It gets dark
sometimes, but morning comes. Keep hope alive."
Never Quit Quotes
"A positive statement propels hope toward a better future, it builds up
your faith and that of others, and it promotes change."
Jan Dargatz, 52 Simple Ways To Give Your Spiritual Life A Lift
"Hope is rare in this world, and hope of lives changed by the power
of Christ is not vain hope. The One who has called us is faithful
and He will do it."
David Packer, Encouragement
"Christmas is the time of year that restores the hope of peace in the world."
"Hope is outreaching desire with expectancy of good.
It is a characteristic of all living beings."
Edward S. Ame
"There's incredible acts of kindness and bravery, and in the
most unlikely places, and it gives you hope."
"When life's broken places lead us to Jesus, ultimately we will find hope."
Renee Swope, Encouragement for Today
Words of Faith
"Now may the God of hope fill you with all joy
and peace in believing, that you may abound in hope by the
power of the Holy Spirit."
Romans 15:13 (NLT)
"Even one's yesterdays could not continue to stir
and move in a man's mind unless there were a future
for those yesterdays to make."
Mary Ellen Chase
"Even your past pain can be a blessing to someone. Hopelifters are willing
to reach back and pass hope on."
Kathe Wunnenberg, Hopelifter
Hope, as it pertains to love, is a good thing because
by hoping for certain things such as an extended future
with the one you love is made possible.
John Franks, Manifesting Love
The gospel infuses hope and joy into our current circumstances
by acknowledging God's greatness over any crisis we'll face.
Randy Alcorn, God's Promise of Happiness
"If we expect change we must act on our hope every day until
we have accomplished what we wanted."
Christopher Goodman, The Best Life Lessons, Inspirations And Quotes
"But what if God is in control of your life? With Him steering the ship,
there's every reason to hope, every reason to feel confident, and
every reason to move forward boldly in your life, expecting the best
out of every experience."
Charles Stanley, Finding Peace
"We can't ever be sure what our kids will remember
(or what we hope they'll forget), but I kind of think the everyday
moments will be the most valued in the end."
Sarah Williams, Cupcakes On A Tuesday
". . . we need to encourage and inspire others in our 'network' of fellow
believers, trying to point people to the only hope and answer we have in a
world of hurt and disappointment: Jesus Christ."
Matt Brown, Awakening
"Someone who has self-confidence thinks positively
about the present and the future while on the other hand someone
who lacks confidence carries a negative perspective in regard to his / her
potential and future hopes and dreams."
T Whitmore, Thinking Positive Daily
"Realistic thinking is where real hope is found; helping us hit the right
balance between realism and aspirations."
M. P. Neary, Free Your Mind
"However, there are reasons to believe, beyond mere personal feelings,
that Jesus was resurrected on the first Easter morning. I contend, and the
Word of God
contends, that Jesus bodily and historically rose from the dead and
ascended to the Father - it is not a merely a personal religious thing
but a factual happening in history to believe in and set your hope on."
Chase Thompson, .Easter: Fact or Fiction
"Take wishing and hoping right out of your vocabulary, commit to
yourself and your dreams, and take action."
Honoree Corder, Vision to Reality
"I hope if you have doubts about yourself, you'll be able to
re-evaluate your old beliefs and rediscover the amazing person
you've always been."
Sandra V. Abell, Feeling Good About You
"You will make mistakes, change your mind later on the wisdom of a decision,
and hope to find better ways of doing something, but if you outline
your values and determine the links to those values, the errors won't count."
Rose Marie Whiteside, As For Me And My House
"You cannot change anyone but yourself. Always hope for the best,
but keep living your life no matter what."
Kate Anderson, 100 Positive Morning Thoughts
Hope is the most exciting thing in life and if you honestly believe that
love is out there, it will come. And even if it doesn't come straight
away there is still that chance all through your life that it will.
"I hope you find grace in this world, that you recognize your worth,
and that you can shine."
Tsang Lindsay, Live Free: Re-Write Your Story
Believe In Yourself