Hope Quotes and Words of Encouragement


"Hope comes as companion. She slips her arm around your shoulder and offers to help you stumble toward change" Patsy Clairmont

Hope whispers "You are not alone!"

"Sometimes hope appears as one bread crumb after another, but suddenly you realize that a crumb of hope is all you need to take the next step and the next step." Patsy Clairmont, from her book, I Grew Up Little

"Hope is like an anchor. Our hope in Christ stabilizes us in the storms of life, but unlike an anchor, it does not hold us back." Chuck Swindoll

"If we mistake God's silence for indifference, we are the most miserable of people.  If we give up when we no longer understand, we reject His caring, steadfast love and cut ourselves off from our only real hope."  Sheila Walsh

"Suffering is seldom an item on our list of requests to the Lord.  But when it crosses our path and we are able by his grace to keep on walking, our lives become messages of hope to the world and to the church."  Sheila Walsh

""When our dreams seem to go sour or remain unfulfilled, hopelessness can dominate our lives-or we can hold on with open hands, knowing that we have hope because God is faithful."  Sheila Walsh

"When the world asks if there is any hope, we can say absolutely!  No one is exempt from tragedy or disappointment- God himself was not exempt.  Jesus offered no immunity, no way out of the unfairness, but rather a way through it to the other side." Philip Yancey

"God is the only one who can make the valley of trouble a door of hope."  Catherine Marshall

"Hope is the expectation of fulfillment that is anchored in God's promise to meet my need.  Hope is not based on my emotional or mental determination.  It is rooted in God.  Quite simply, we are optimistic because we have placed our hope."  Marilyn Meberg

"Embracing your new kind of normal is the most empowering choice you will ever make.  It transcends common sense. It is resistant to old patterns.  It is sticky, uncomfortable, agitating, and difficult. But it is liberating and life giving and spirit enriching.  It changes your life and the lives of everyone who joins you on your journey.  And then, quite unexpectedly, you realize you are splashing hope into the lives of others because you have an intimate love relationship with the Source of hope."  From A New Kind Of Normal by Carol Kent

"What gives me the most hope every day is God's grace; knowing that his grace is going to give me the strength for whatever I face, knowing that nothing is a surprise to God."  Rick Warren

"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