Scriptures Against Hopelessness

These scriptures on hopelessness will give you hope and will build your faith. Confess and meditate on them to win the fight against hopelessness.  The whole fight is about not losing Hope. Allow the hope of God to flow into you. Remember, there is a real Person (God) behind each and every one of these promises. He promised them to you for a reason – to help you.

Depression is the emotional result of hopelessness. Joy is the emotional result of hope. Peace is the emotional result of faith.

God’s hope encourages, motivates, and keeps you on the road to faith, peace, and victory. Hopelessness breeds and creates the ‘feeling‘ of depression. Fight it with the Word of God. And if you suffer from deep ongoing depression, PLEASE READ THIS – Helping Others Is God’s Prescription for Depression. Send me a comment, we love you  and we want to help you. You are important and you have value. You will get out of this hole.

Anyone who is among the living has hope. Ecclesiastes 9:4

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

No one whose hope is in you will ever be put to shame. (Psalm 25:3)

You are God my Savior, and my hope is in you all day long. (Psalm 25:5)

May your unfailing love rest upon us, O LORD, even as we put our hope in you. (Psalm 33:22)

Those who hope in the LORD will inherit the land. (Psalm 37:9)

Why are you downcast, o my soul? Why so disturbed within me? Put your hope in God, for I will yet praise him, my Savior and my God. (Psalm 42:5)

In your name I will hope, for your name is good. (Psalm 52:9)

Find rest, o my soul, in God alone; my hope comes from him. (Psalm 62:5)

You answer us with awesome deeds of righteousness, O God our Savior, the hope of all the ends of the earth and of the farthest seas. (Psalm 65:5)

For you have been my hope, O Sovereign LORD, my confidence since my youth. (Psalm 71:5)

But as for me, I will always have hope; I will praise you more and more. (Psalm 71:14)

I have put my hope in your word. (Psalm 119:74)

Sustain me according to your promise, and I will live; do not let my hopes be dashed. (Psalm 119:116)

For everything that was written in the past was written to teach us, so that through endurance and the encouragement of the Scriptures we might have hope. (Romans 15:4)

May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit. (Romans 15:13)

Therefore, since we have such a hope, we are very bold. (2 Corinthians 3:12)

I pray also that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened in order that you may know the hope to which he has called you, the riches of his glorious inheritance in the saints, and his incomparably great power for us who believe. (Ephesians 1:18-19)

There is one body and one Spirit – just as you were called to one hope when you were called– one Lord, one faith, one baptism; one God and Father of all, who is over all and through all and in all. (Ephesians 4:4-6)

May our Lord Jesus Christ himself and God our Father, who loved us and by his grace gave us eternal encouragement and good hope, encourage your hearts and strengthen you in every good deed and word. (2 Thessalonians 2:16-17)

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 form the dead. (1 Peter 1:3)

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87 comments to Scriptures Against Hopelessness

  • I have a friend that thinks i dont want to be her friend because of me distancing myself, she thinks i want her to change, which is not true, i just wanted her to stop some things i dont want her to do to me, not changer her, since we have an age gap. But i only did my actions so that she will understand that i really dont like what she’s doing to me. Because it seems that even i said it in front of her face, she still wont stop and thought im kidding, i try telling her subtly so that i wont hurt her feeling, but then shes taking it lightly and thought i was not serious, so when i took drastic actions like distancing myself, which i told her i would if she dont stop, she thought i was kidding, and now that i did, i think she’s offended and thought i dont want her to be my friend and that i wanted to change her. I’ve been praying to jesus to help and guide me on what actions to take to fix our friendship. Ive been giving her messages to justify my actions, she replies telling me she understands. But then she’s aloof and doesn’t seem to be like we used to be. And i also read some post on her page. That she’s tired of listening on useless words. I thought she’s pertaning to my messages, i fell depressed, and i don’t know if staying friends would still be healthy for both of us. But thinking of losing her as a friend saddens me. I thought opening up to her and justifying my actions would make her understand me, i thought i was doing the right thing since i was confident that its right thing for i ask jesus guidance for my actions. But it seems me opening up with her hurt her, making our friendship turn for worse. Should i just let her go? Or should i keep struggling, making her see what she means to me? Please help me be enlightened on what would be better for both of us. Im 23 yrs old. And shes 18 years old. Were both on college, weve known each other for 3 years, were very happy before doing childish things, we dont mind other thinking like were kids. I was having fun and free with her, i never had a friend like her, and i never opened to anyone other than her, shed the first person that i tried to make understand me, i have previous friends but i never let them see the real me. I was so nervous at first telling her about myself and i thought we would be great friends, i thought she understands me, i know im a bit of a mess as a friend but i want to try having someone know me. So its realy sad that she like this now. Please guide me.

  • I just wanted to express my gratitude and appreciation to prophet salifu for bringing my husband back to me,I was married to my husband for 4 years and all of a sudden he started seeing another lady (his mistress).he started hailing at me and he was abusive.. and he hated me , but I still loved him with all my heart . the situation made me unsettle and not to focus at work .so a friend told me about trying (prophet salifu )spiritual means to get my husband back and introduced me to him ? i did not listen to her and hoped that my husband will come back home . after 9 month of seperation and depression , it got out of hand and my husband came back home to break the news to me that he want a divorce that he is getting married to his mistress .Hmmm it was so shocking to me ,i felt sad and more depressed ,so i contacted my friend again and decieded to try to use spiritual means reluctantly..although I didn’t believe in all those things? I never thought in a million years that i will get my husband back to me a again. but I was proved wrong.after 24 hours, my husband came back and was pleading..he had realized his mistakes..i just couldn’t believe it that we are back together. I am deeply satisfied and thankful with prophet salifu work .if you also want to fix you marriage or relationship email him at or , his work is for a better life .

  • JP

    I enjoyed the scriptures and reading many of the comments. I’d add a few—i.e. several verses tell us things like, “set your hope” on the Lord and the grace we will recieve.. I find this both challenging and assuring. I.e. it’s challenging when you feel depressed. It’s assuring that, with God’s help and by his grace, we can decide where to put our hope. A phrase adjacent to that one (in 1 Pet. 1:13) is “prepare your minds for action”. We don’t work our way to salvation. but we work in our salvation if we want its blessings to control our perspective. And of course “it’s” not an “in”, it’s about realizing more and more the empowering presence of our Savior.

  • Lisa

    I too ask for prayer. The man I loved walked out on me I became depressed found out tho I had no money I must move or I will be homeless with my little girl and found out that though the last two years I quit my job went to school applied for the medical assisting program and didn’t make it in. God is good I know he needs me somewhere else just need his help. Need guidance and direction.Thank you.

  • Bunny

    Dear Faith Mechanic…..

    I am in desperate need of prayer……I wouldn’t say a relationship….I don’t even know what to call it…..but I met this man on the internet that I came very close to. We became to get to know each other and decided that we wanted to try a relationship. He was in between jobs and fell on hard times….I’ve helped him out numerous times….not because I wanted him to like me…but I have a very giving heart. But on the other hand….he has not shown his appreciation for anything that I have done…not that I look for repayment (which would be nice) but he hasn’t taken time to visit or show me that he cares about me. I’ve shared with him several times that I feel as if I am being used and he says that is not the case. He’s told me several times that he loves me and that he wants to spend the rest of his life with me…but his actions don’t match up with what he says. I’ve found out that he is separated from his wife….and that took me back a little….I’m so confused right now….My mind is telling me to leave him alone….but my heart is telling me to stay……I gave him and ultimatum and he admitted that he has not done right be me and that he will. He says that I need to give him time to make his situation right…but I feel that I have given him enough time already. I’ve prayed and prayed and prayed for the Lord to fix this situation but I don’t know what to do. Usually I would have left this situation alone…but I feel that I need to stay. But one thing is certain….I’m not happy and I feel like I am depressed…..I need some help because I feel like all hope is gone. Please pray for me on my behalf!!!

    Thanks and God Bless you In Advance

    • Bunny – I will pray for you. I will pray that you get delivered from what sounds like an obsessive and addictive one-way relationship. You are worth much more than this. Get out and get free. Look to Jesus in faith and He will bring someone who will treat you with love, respect, and appreciation. He does not care about his wife and he does not care about you. Get out now!

      Do not look to your feelings. Look to what you know. If Jesus was standing in front of you right now and asked you what the right thing was, what would you say? You just have to do it. We love you. You really are valuable and precious. We will pray for you. If you do not have one, find a good Bible believing church to attend. God bless

  • Kenna

    Hi. I recently applied to a program at my school (radiologic tech.) with a 3.07. This program is based on the highest gpa. I know we are suppose to have faith in God. But it gets hard sometimes. And sometimes I question if I’m actually good enough. I tried nursing, did not work. Disappointment after disappointment.

    • I am sorry you have disappointments. I know how you feel. I want to this person in Germany to be my mentor and I pray and pray and yet nothing. I pray with John 14. 12-14 and still nothing. Christ PROMISED in John 14. 12-14 and yet I am trying to trust and it is hard. Everything I pray for has been a big letdown. I will pray for your dream will be met with a “yes” from Christ.

  • Eric,

    I would advise you to quit smoking cigarettes and drinking alcohol. I am attending graduate school in Stuttgart, Germany right now, but I grossly detest seeing numerous cigarette butts on the streets and near busstops along the way walking. Also, stop drinking alcohol for yours and your wife’s sakes. I have watched young Germans in their 20s puking up and vomiting their whole guts out at garbage bins near train and bus stations. Its sickening to watch! And, now I wonder why Germans prematurely age and wriggle so quickly. They don’t carry their age well.

    Smoking along with alcohol will damage relationships and marriages, as well as give you liver problems, prematurely age you, and rot aways your health in a flash.

    Advice: Stop smoking and drinking immediately.

    Love and Peace,

    Pam

    • Eric

      Hi Pam,

      I have quit smoking and drinking, but it was not in my wife’s time line, instead it was in the time line that God gave me. So it really does not matter much, as she still says she has made up her mind and refuses to even try marriage counseling. Thanks for your kind words. I just keep praying about hope that she changes her mind, but that will have to be God’s will.

  • Hi Ruth,

    Please don’t despair. The whole world has changed. There are bad people no matter where you go. I am living in Germany and its a very difficult time for me. In the kind of world we are all living in, God is the only thing we’ve got left. There is no peace, no honor, no integrity, no ethics, no principles, no trust, and no respect left in people of the world.

    God will not take you from the earth until its your time. I have been where you are today many times. Just stay strong, Ruth. You will make it. God will not let you go into the pit. He will lift you up. Remember, we may go astray from him, but he never leaves us. God knows that he is the potter and we are the clay. Please also keep in mind that the earth is God’s footstool. It is only a temporary place for us. Do not feel anxiety and apprehension in this material world. The kingdom is forever and the earth and earthly possessions are only but here for a season.

    Have a Great Weekend and May God Always Bless and Favor You.

    Love and Peace,

    Pam

  • gwen

    i been reading the bible for about a month now. the reason for this is because i feel lonely unloved hopeless and very depressed. sometimes i just dont want to live anymore.it seems i will never find a man that would love me.

    • Andre

      For God so loved the world (you as well Gwen) that he gave his only begotten son, that whosoever believes in him would not persish but have everlasting life. John 3:16 Continue to seek God in his word. Psalms 119:28 says My soul weeps because of grief;
      Strengthen me according to Your word. Gwen. The devil is a liar…. connect with a church where scripture is taught and receive Gods love through his church. No church is perfect, but allow the Lord to love you through them. If you dont have a church, look up AG.ORG and with your zipcode you can find some churches. Jesus died to give you hope and to set you free from depression. Will be praying for you.

    • cass

      God loves you….reading the bible is a good start but what you need right now is fellowship. Go to church sign up for a group and attend…even on the days you dont feel like it. Dont worry about finding a man…find God and he will bless you with what you need. My best friend was murdered and i started to seek Him. He healed things i had no idea i needed healed. Still dealing with the loss but i have the support from my church group to get through. You feel less alone this way

  • gwen

    i began to read the bible not to long ago. the reason for that was i been feeling so depressed and so alone. i do have faults and i ask god for forgiveness. but right now i am the point where i dont want to live anymore.

  • Eric

    Please pray that my current separation from my wife end and that we may reconcile and fix our marriage by going to counseling. That my wife Jennifer take me back and that we together to fix our marriage. Please Lord my God help me in fixing myself and that i continue to not drink alcohol and smoke cigarettes. I suffer from post dramatic stress because i was sexually abused by a man when i was 10 years. I would drink to make me forget about the abuse, I have done this for about 4 years and each time i went to counseling and was ok, but most recently in late September i went back to my old ways of drinking and my wife told to get help and i didn’t . She told me on January 20 at night that she is done with me and that she has told the kids that we are separating. The next day i didn’t go to work but instead i tried to kill myself. I spent 4 hours in the garage with the car running and when i woke up after 3 hours of being knocked out i woke up and was still alive and the car was still running. After i came back from the hospital my wife told to get my stuff and stay at my parents place. It has been since January 25 that i have stayed at my parents place, she does not want to even try marriage counseling and said that the marriage is over. I am now getting professorial help by a psychologist and i have stopped drinking and smoking. But she still does not want to go marriage counseling. My wife has given me many chances, but this time i am getting professorial help. Please pray for me and Jennifer.

  • Ryshenna

    I’ve always been an firm believer that god puts you right where you need to be in life … I just came from church … But let me back track a little I’m 31 with four children I’m raising on my own . May 20th makes 10 years since god called my only sister home so I’m raising her two boys also so that’s a total of 6 children. April 22nd made 8 years since my mother passed . So I’m raising these children alone with only help coming from God alone. I suffer from asthma depression and an heart condition. Now I write all this not for sympathy but fir empathy. I must admit I’m very blessed my my lord.. And highly favored . My problem is not money nor any worldly things. I’m struggling with my children. I don’t feel appreciated at all I do the best I can and they just demand for me. They are 14,13,12,11,9 and 5. I no it may not seem that big to a lot of problems today .. We a far from rich but my god handles all we need to survive as humans . It’s just I’m doing it alone I would image they would see my struggle and not just take advantage of me .

    • Misty

      Happy Mother’s Day, Ryshenna! You needed to hear that. And you need to know that you are an honorable, BLESSED woman. Though we don’t feel like it, God sees all you are doing !

  • Ruth

    I have lost everything! I have been lied too, cheated, stolen from, u name it! It has happened to me. I really don’t want to live anymore. I’ve lost all control of my life and I don’t think I will ever be happy again. I pray everyday that god takes me off this earth.

    • Shari

      In life we go through trials and tribulation,that makes us lose hope and faith, that makes us stop believing, that makes us give up life, and we get lost in the pain and suffering. We only see dark and no light, no better tomorrow. I know the feeling believe me BUT i know God is there and will not leave us neither will he forsake us. He only brings good to us and not bad. He is a living God and there is a reason behind every situation. Pray, followship, trust him and never forget his goodness it will help u keep going. Read psalm 143 and Isaiah 40:28-31..
      God bless you
      Shari Kas

  • Isaac& Gloria

    TO ALL JESUS DOESN’T HATE ARE MAD AT YOU. HE HEARS YOU. HAVE FAITH BELIEVE DON’T GIVE UP ARE DOUBT. THE ENEMY WILL MAKE YOU THINK THAT JESUS DOESN’T CARE. BUT IT’S YOUR FAITH THAT HAS TO KNOW GOD WILL TAKE CARE OF YOUR PROBLEMS. JESUS SAID BLESS THOSE WHO HASN’T SEEN BUT BELIEVES. JESUS IS AWESOME PUT ALL YOUR FAITH IN HIM AND WATCH HIM MOVE AROUND IN YOUR LIFE.. IN JESUS NAME AMEN AND AMEN :-)

  • Hi everyone, I Love God very much, I believe in him and know that He is real. But lately I feel like He just doesn’t care. I resigned at my previous job last year because I was underpaid, overworked, no growth,ill-treatment, no challenges etc. Since resigning I have been actively seeking work, its been 6 months now and nothing. Once in a while I will get an interview but nothing will come out of it, I pray , I Fast, I try my best to live a God pleasing life. But I still feel like I’m far away from Gods mercy! The worst part is I have friends who are moving up with their lives, they have good jobs , they are getting cars and I’m just stuck. I even fear that I’m starting to burden my Mother who’s a single parent. Please Pray for me! I cry my self to sleep everytime. My debts are piling, I fill useless, if it wasn’t for my mother I would have longed killed myself. I know she loves me but the is only so much she can also do, the said part is I really do apply for jobs. Please Pray for me. I don’t want to go down the depression spiral again, been there and its not a nice place.

  • Maritess

    I am at my lowest, darkest moment. For 3 years I have been struggling with debt. Everyday I worry about my bills and loans. I have daily expenses on top of my payables. And my oblîgations just keep piling. I’ve been lying to people I love to cover up my financial mess. And add to this, I’ve just been diagnosed with a critical and permanent heart condition, aortic dissection. I’ve been hospitalized twice and if not for my little daughter I would have wanted to die. I dont know what to do. I feel so sinful, careless and useless. I am so unworthy of God’s blessings. I keep praying for a miracle but I think the Lord thinks I dont deserve one. I am desperate. Thank you.

    • Maritess – God loves you and that makes you deserving of a deliverance and a blessing. There is mercy and protection in God’s hand for you. Turn it all over to God and repent. He can and will work it out when it is totally in His hands. We mess things up and God is the one Who puts it all back together.

      I speak grace and mercy and forgiveness and deliverance all over you and your family in Jesus Name. I speak hope and courage and peace and rest to your heart, soul, and mind. I curse embarrassment and shame. You will make it in JESUS NAME.

      God, work mightily in Maritess’ life and situation. Show your power and mighty hand to her. Work in her spiritual heart, her physical heart, and in her finances. Take the pressures from her because you paid for them over 2,000 years ago on the Cross. I am believing for you to work in her life in Jesus Name!!

      • Maritess

        Thank you so much for your inspiring words! May God bless you a hundredfold.

        • Maritess – Read the uplifting articles on this site about faith and confess (speak out) the confessions and scripture lists that speak to you. Keep faith and peace in your heart, listen to Him and obey, and see the salvation of the Lord.

          It takes faith, and faith comes by hearing, so seek Him and listen to Him. He WILL speak to you, be patient. Get the word down inside of you so that it will come out of you to victory. He will do it. You will make it. Read this – Mercy – Bending the Rules of God. God bless

          • Maritess

            Sir thank you so much. Hope you dont mind if I ask another question. How does one completely surrender? How do I turn everything over to the Lord? I always read complete surrender but I am so lost as to how to do this. Thank you again.

      • karen

        That is a most beautiful and true response. Your words bring hope where there was none. YOU are a steward of God’s promises and you have presented them to one of Gods people who lost her hope and her will. I too saught comfort tonight while in despair, alone, ashamed, embaressed by poor choices in life, but found at least a moment of reprieve because your kind and caring words. Thank you, your rewards will be great in heaven.

  • dimple

    i feel so hopeless right now,.. i had business before but it was affected by a calamity which strike in our place, now i am applying for job but never been hired.. i have a daughter whom i want to support but till now i just feel so helpless and hopeless. ive been praying everyday almost every hour for God’s mercy but till now there is no answer yet.. i know God is real but i just feel like he is so far that i could not feel him.. pls pray for me. thank you and God bless

    • Dimple – I will pray for you. Don’t lose hope. Cling to Him and speak His word to your heart for courage. Read some of the uplifting articles on this site. Find one that jumps out at you. God is on your side. You might not sense it or feel it, but faith does not work by feelings. It is a knowing deep in your heart.

      Read His work, talk to Him, and seek Him till you get the knowing. Faith the Bible says, “Comes by hearing, and hearing by the spoken word of Christ.” Listen for Him, He will speak. God bless you, we love you.

  • kerr

    Dear tk, Sorry to hear what has happened to you, It is always hard to deal with break ups, but to be honest God can not go against another persons free will or change a person if they do not want to change. All you can do is ask God to change you. Maybe God is wanting a closer relationship with you and by focusing all your attention on your ex is causing you to with draw from God.By turning to God he will heal yor broken heart but you have to let your ex go. Ask God to bless him and maybe by doing that things may change. read psalms 147:3 GOD BLESS

  • nick

    I wrote inappropriate letter to both my teachers and am on suspension for fighting. My parents don’t know what one of the letters to the teacher is about but I am so afraid to tell them. I don’t know what to do to and the school is investigating..please reply me somebody

    • Nick – We will pray for favor and mercy on you. The respect to God that you are showing by running to Him will really help you. I cannot say that it will go away, but when and if it does come it will be much better for you. Here read this post – Mercy – Bending the Rules of God. God does on occasion bend, and even break His own rules. He sometimes will break the rules of others.

      Cry out to Him and ask Him to be your God and come into your life. He will come in and what He can do will surprise you, read this – Salvation. God bless you Nick, it will be alright. Send me another note.

  • TK

    My boyfriend of 7 years wants to break up with me and I feel so very depressed. He started withdrawing from me 3 years ago and saying that he loves me but will never marry me. 2 years ago, he said he was absolutely convinced that he could never marry me. He says I have not hurt him, disrespected him or treated him badly in any way. He used to care so much about me and my wellbeing. He says we are not compatible and he could not be happy with me. He started looking for other women he will be interested in and who he would want to marry. He even told me about some of them when I started finding out. Now he says he has found someone. He is currently visiting with her in another country and spending time with her. He says he loves and her and it would never work out between us although he cares for me. His heart is so hardened towards me, I cannot believe it. He is rude to me, disrespects me, does not pick up my calls, hangs up on me, is not endearing anymore and breaks my heart over and over again. I have tried many times over the years to break up with him but find it difficult. I have come to the point where God has softened my heart and I am not bitter anymore, I forgive him, but I am very hurt. We loved each other so much and I thought we were going to be together for the rest of our lives. We are both in our middle ages and he is my first real love even though we have both been married before. I am asking God to turn his heart back to me but it is hard! I don’t understand why he turned against. It is as if he is another human being. I am work as I write this and just going through the motions. Can God restore our relationship! Can God turn his hurt back to me! Can God cause him to love me again unconditionally! This has been going on for so long. I wonder, what does God think about all this? I am a christian and I know God loves me. I have confessed, I have prayed, I have faith and I want things to change now. What do I do? I need help and prayer!

  • Richard

    Recently every time I’ve been feeling down I’d usually pray and the Lord would answer me and I’d feel relief instantly. Now it’s as if I’m all alone and back where I was 7 years ago. I feel more harassed by thoughts than ever before. I don’t understand the point of feeling like this and what we as people are to learn from it. Bible verses use to lift me up now they have no effect on me what so ever. I use to pray daily many times a day now I just don’t care anymore. I know the Lord is real he’s done more for me than I can write. I just don’t understand this feeling of hopelessness that has recently come upon me and is holding me down.

  • Thank you to you and your team for the inspirational Bible messages. My chemistry marks are always hurting to me. I always lose hope for my exams. Most times it gives me tears when being laughed at by friends at school. But the only thing that gives me peace and hope to move on is that; Even though life will fail me in so many ways yet my God has never failed me since the day he created me because He trusted me, has a plan for me and that’s the reason why He keeps me breathing each morning when He wakes me up to see the new blessings He has prepared for me. May God bless you all……..

    • Mel – I am believing for the grace and favor and wisdom of God to be all over you in Jesus Name! You will have the mind of Christ in all you do (I Corinthians 2:16, Philippians 2:5 KJV). Lean on Him to help you, to speak to you, and to give you wisdom and the ability to understand whatever you need to understand.

      Try not to be affected by the harsh ridicule of others. It is only the torment of evil that tries to distract you. Jesus is your friend and the Holy Spirit is your Helper. Lean on them, and pull from them in faith. Do all you can, but believe that God will do for you all that you cannot do. God will NEVER fail you. Access the grace and ability of God by simple trust and childlike obedience. I believe in you and God believes in you. You will make it. Do not give in to hopelessness. Hopelessness is a lack of vision in what God can do in you and for you. I speak encouragement to you.

      I am also believing in Jesus Name that God will help you in your exams. He will give you clarity and peace. He will bring things to your remembrance that you need to know when you need to know it. God will make up anything you lack. That is His joy – to be your God and your strength. You will lie down in green pastures of peace and you will enjoy His blessing in the presence of your enemies. He will anoint your head (mind and intellect) with His oil of Grace (Psalm 23:1-6). You shall not want for anything in Christ Jesus. He is your sufficiency. He is the God of the universe and He is your Friend. Aggressively trust Him for it. Boldly believe Him for it. You are not alone. In God, you are never alone. God bless you. We love you.

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    God’s hope encourages, motivates, and keeps you on the road to faith, peace, and victory. Hopelessness breeds and creates the ‘feeling‘ of depression.

  • Cathleen

    Thank you so much for this inspirational message. My family are going through a really tough time. We supposed to empty this house but we have nowhere to go. Both my husband and me are unemployed. God has been really taking care of us through family and friends. I do not know what tomorrow holds but I know He holds my future. I’m so greatful for every little blessing. My husband does not do so good though. His depress and his bloodpressure is very high which makes him sick but I’m thankfull because he is still with us. God is good. Greetings in Christ

    • Cathleen – We will pray for you. Read the scriptures and speak the scriptural confessions. Have hope in God and seek Him. Try to get quiet and away from the roar of all that is happening. God is not doing this. It is evil. Work in God to figure out the answer and the path. You are not alone. I am believing that the grace and power and protection and peace and divine guidance of God to be all over you and in you in Jesus Name. I am believing for protection and favor to be over your whole family, and I speak health and protection over your husband, in Jesus Name!! I am believing for the peace of God that passes all UNDERSTANDING (of what can happen) to protect your heart and mind in Christ Jesus. We love you, and so does God. Rex

  • Martha

    to all who hurt,
    The Lord is my Shepherd, I shall not want – psalm 23:1. The Good Shepherd takes care of his sheep in every way. Jesus promised us eternal life not a better life. We are unpolished jewels being ‘set apart’ unto Him as He conforms us to His image. He uses the abrasives of the world, of all of our troubles including those of our own making to conform us and He does so patiently because He already sees us as a glorious finished product! We are His and nothing can separate us from His love. We are hid with Christ in God Col 3:3.There is nothing that anyone or even ourselves that can do to to hinder his plan. To each of us He has given a measure of faith, you do have His grace to endure to the end. There will be sweat and blood but his all encompassing grace is sufficient for you. Paul, behind bars preached the gospel. Stephen in the face of stoners praised God. Others sinned grealy (Moses, Abraham, Noah, Jacob…but God did not count it against them. Even the things we do, that is our fault, was nailed to the cross with Christ now we have the privilege in spite of our situations to rely on Him, to be comforted by Him to allow Him to minister His life to us and through us to others who need His Love. We are testimonies and banners of the love of God that blows in the world’s wind. What I have done or what others have done to me is not the issue. The issue is Christ in me being revealed. Our Father knows every ache, every impossible moment, every unbearable situation and He has promised that he will never leave us nor forsake us. He is our very present help in time of need. He will not leave us fatherless. He has sent his comforter. He is our hope. He bottles your tears. Sometimes, He brings us to the very end so that we can experience His very presence. Let God Shepherd your soul. You can be practical for there are people and agencies to help. the righteous of God falls many times but gets back up and when we do fall, it is in the loving hands of Christ.

    Your sister in Christ, Martha

  • george

    I am totally desperate!
    45 years old, wife and 5 children (5-11years old).
    Narcissist mother that can not love. I lived an irresponsible life up to 7 months ago when I realised I am narcissistic.
    Today I am finansially in deep trouble – $400,000 in debt, lost my job, with no proper career. I have severe depression and suffer from procrastination.
    I just want to leave this earth for heaven. I can not get up in the morning, and I am emotionally tired. Suicide seems to be my only way out, but I do not want to go to hell and love my family.
    I pray to God every day, but can not find peace or the hope to carry on. I am the cause of my problems over a 10 year period.
    I Was made aware of all my sins on the 3rd of February this year, when the Holy Spirit in a moment of truth made me aware of my sinful and hopeless life. I repented all sins, and asked Jesus into my life.
    The financial, career and pshycological damage was already done, and I have been depressed and suicidal since.
    Situation is bad, and I see no way out!

    • Toy

      George, there is an entire world of people that feel just like you. You are definitely not alone. Of those people, there will be one of two likely outcomes. Some will feel that life is too hard and give up while others will dig deep within them and hold on to that little piece of hope, love, desire, happiness or strength they find buried beneath the pain, disappointment, frustration and guilt life brings. I believe you are amongst the diggers. Perhaps, you may even want to do some activity that requires you to dig. Gardening comes to mind. Its fairly inexpensive too btw. I can imagine what you are probably thinking, lol but trust me – its multifaceted. :) keep us posted!

    • George – God is a way when there is no way. That is what is awesome about Him. Faith is not easy, it takes work to get the Word inside of you so that you will think like Him and have victory but it is worth it. Start reading the New Testament and confessing the confessions lower on this page. They are all built on scripture. They are what Paul prayed for the early Christians. Don’t lose hope. Suicide may look like an answer but it sure won’t help your beautiful daughter. Find some strong spirit-filled Christian people and get a hold of God and don’t let go till you have it. You will make it and your kids will make it.

      Years ago I got divorced and she got the kids and everything. Slowly over time everything came back to me. I feel sorry for her. Walk in love but in the strength and victory of God. There is a way. God has a way. Find out what it is. I speak peace and healing to your soul. God bless

  • Emmanuel

    Since i know that God’s Word can not fail without accomplishing that which the Father is please in, then I’ll always HOPE in HIS WORD

  • Paul

    Was surfing the net today…looking for a site just like this. Thankful to God for his divine providence and an opportunity to serve in the Body of Christ to help meet the needs of my brothers and sisters. Iron sharpens iron. Looking forward to visiting more.

  • Paul

    Marie,
    I do not think it coincidence that my wife and I had a dear friend call us with almost an identical story. In fact, my wife is out to dinner with her as I type this. Marie, you are not defined anyone or anything…..you are a child of the Most High God. Your value is worth more that all the treasures in the world. God demonstrated this at Calvary…..and just as Calvary “appeared” to be a defeat, it was the greatest victory the world has ever seen or ever will see. He gave his soul, declining all powers as Almighty God to save Marie. Do not listen to negative thoughts….they are all lies from the father of lies. I can only imagine your grief and despair…..but remember, His promises are true and this too shall pass…..not only restoring you, but enriching you. Your value is not and NEVER has been based on anyone’s thoughts, words or actions about you. Your value was established long before your birth. Christ has already won the battle….get up, claim your inheritance as His child and be the person God intended for you to be(Jeremiah 29:11). I will see you in my prayers

  • Paul

    I have struggled with anger, fear, anxiety, resentment…..hiding it all well, that is until 5 years ago when I became addicted to benzodiazapines(Xanax, Ativan, Klonopin, Serax). I hit rock bottom and screamed out to God for help. There were times where I wished I could go to sleep and never wake up. God delivered me THRU this…not around, not over, not under….but THRU. I take one medicine to control my depression. Today, I had something to occur that would have caused me to use drugs, or lose my composure, with anger, resentment fear etc. but today, I was victorious over those things not because of my strength, but His. 5 years ago, I prayed out loud to God to deliver me from this paralyzing fear….speaking out loud Timothy 1:7. Never did I think I would be rid of this ruthless master of “fear” but today, I rested in God’s promises, waiting on His plans, dying to “self”…..self will, instead of feeding my fears and running ahead of God. I look back on what was a hopeless situation, with tears of joy streaming down my face, realizing he pulled me from the mirey clay and set my feet upon a rock. I am praying and would covet yours that it be God’s plan for me to be free of my current medicine.

    • Ranae

      Paul ~ I am sitting here scrolling the internet trying to find some source of guidance for a loved one when I ran across your story from Sept 2013. It is very much like the story of my son right now. The issue I am faced with is extremely difficult as a mother. I am truly blessed to know Christ as my savior, I have been through difficult times in my life and cancer as well that had it not been for my faith in God I would not have been able to persavere. However, my dilemma is with my son. He is 21 and extremely depressed and hopeless. He cries out to me for help but I cannot give him the answers he is looking for. I can tell him all day long to give it to God, to pray for guidance, hope, etc. but he will only scoff. He was saved several years ago, but since then took the path to drugs to make his unhappiness go away. It was a rough 2 yrs but we got him back on track with God’s help.However, he burned alot of bridges on his way down and now feels alone, unloved and hopeless. What do you do when the suffering one feels like they have been let down by God? The last thing he believes is that praying to Him for help and mercy will prevail.He’s looking for an earthly fix that I dont believe he will ever find until he gets right with God and himself. I dont know what to do, which way to go to help. I pray my own prayers to the Almighty asking for guidance to help him.

      Lost and Loving Mom ~

  • Marie, you haven’t lost everything! You have God’s Grace. Find your stength there. Bad seasons are presented to us to grow our faith. Don’t make the mistake of putting your entire life into your exhusband’s hands….put your entire life into God’s hands. This is painful now but let go of the burden of sadness and depression, give it all to God. HE will carry you thru this. YOU WILL come out on the other side a stronger healed person!! I’m praying for YOU!

  • Marie

    I’m 47 and knowing my first love for 30 years and was married to him for 20 years and 2 children, he has left and divorced me with never telling me he why he no longer loved me I begged him what is the problem and could we please work out what you feel is wrong? But he just wanted out and had a look of disgust on his face, I got on my knees begging him and he told me to get up and leave. I was in such shock n my heart dropped to my stomach. I have not been able to handle this at all. I have been deeply depressed so severe my mental and physical health has been declining so bad. we were attending church involved with other couples from church. We put our children through Christian schools. I tried everything to let him know I cant live without him n I love him. I have hit rock bottom and without him I prefer to be dead. no matter what medication I have been given or counseling its just not worth it without the man I love n married n the one that made a vowel to each other in front of God. He was my soul mate n we were to grow old together. I beg for prayer, please.. my heart is crushed n life is gone when he left, I could never love no other. I’m so sorry for my asking for people to please pray for me, I lost everything I had.

    • Marie – We and others are praying for you. This is crazy tough situation. God will help you to walk it out. Read some of the comments and go to some of the recommended pages for confessions and teachings. You can’t control another person. They will do what the want. You can only control you, with God’s help.

      You must be a victor in this situation and not a victim. I know that is tough and straight but that is what it is. Jesus it merciful and He prefers restitution instead of judgement. BUT He is also not co-dependent and He is not an enabler. Stand up for yourself in God. We love you and accept you. God loves you and will fight for you. Now you go out and fight for you.

    • Emmanuel

      Sis Marie, if You are a Born-again Believer in Christ Jesus, you are not a looser but a Winner because the Greater One lives IN you ( not around or away from you ).

      Stop the mentality of being a victim, but, build on the MENTALITY, APTITUDE AND MINDSET OF THE RIGHTEOUS- which is Forever WINNING.

      But in all this, we( fellow Believers) have join Faith with you and agree on your Heart desires. That the LORD GOD, THE FATHER of OUR SAVIOUR JESUS CHRIST heal you and your home in the Name of Our Lord Jesus Christ, Amen

  • Yoli…your words to “Me” are perfect and inspiring. Me…listen well, reread Yoli’s words if you have to …a thousand times if need be. The peace you will feel is like no other. Breath God in, exhale your faith. Miracles WILL happen…in God’s time. With true faith comes patience.

  • I understand your pain and frustration. Take a deep breath and try really hard to release that burden of fear and brokeness. Give it to the only one who can handle it, God. Trust in Him. Let your faith carry you thru these trying times. If you stay in constant faith while you’re on this journey then when you reach the end you’ll be able to look back and see all the lessons of life learned. This journey might even change you. All happens in God’s time not ours.

  • me

    How far I have come from proverbs 31. im seeking internet prayer for help. I even made a web sending people letters of hope an love telling them that they mean some in a world that makes them feel like their nothing. not one reply.

    • Me – We love you. God’s word will help you out of this. Get the scriptures on God in side of you. Read the confessions on the bottom of the list on the right side of our site. Say them to yourself over and over. You will not feel anything for a while but then you will notice your heart changing. We love you. You will make it. Dare to allow God’s hope to flow back into your heart.

      Work hard at not letting disappointing depressing thought stay too long in your head. I will be honest with you. It is a fight but you CAN win it. Talk to God like He really is there. He is faithful but He does require faith. Work to get His word into your heart.

      Again, we love you and we are praying for you. Rex

  • me

    I just went to christianprayercenter.com an hit submit on my request an bam. they wanted a 35 dollar donation for prayer request. am now losing all hope an faith. we are struggle badly. an can find no help. have worked hard for 20 years never denied help to another. now we can find none. why has my father set such a long an hard trial for us. im broken.

    • Yoli

      Me, don’t give up. We stand with you. God is merciful. He wants you to go to Him for help. We are hear to pray with you. My advice don’t wait till something bad happens.Instead speak scripture just like Rex mentioned. Speaking God’s Word is so powerful. When you speak His Words the demons flee from you. You are in God’s Presence where no devil in hell can get near you. God’s Word will protect you, heal you, deliver you, prosper you and gives you life. Declare healing and freedom over your life. Sometimes the enemy will give you false thoughts and beliefs which causes you to want to “give up all hope” but God says in his word, to NOT give up, because he is with you. He is FOR you, and because he is FOR you, then NO ONE can be against you. It’s the declaration that gives birth to how we live. I always tell my daughter, “What you say you give birth to” your words have power to fight back the enemy, but only if you declare it with scriptures. The only thing God requires, is for you to TRUST him, to have FAITH in him, that HE will DELIVER you from this storm! Sometimes, he brings us to different seasons, some harder than others, but he does it so we can rely and trust him. He does it, because he wants to SEE if we can TRUST him enough to bring our problems to HIM. He wants you to need him. When you completely surrender to him. That includes surrendering all your problems and all your needs, and becoming completely broken before the Lord it is then he will show you a breakthrough, and he will say in the midst of each storm, “Well done my good and faithful servant. The journey and trials were not easy, and I’m so proud of you. For your faith is pure.” Stand on the Lord and he will show you his power, love and miracles that you would never be able to comprehend.
      Love Yoli :)

  • hello, please help me pray for my ex-boyfriend and still very close friend of mine. He has been dealing w/depression for a very long-time for many reasons, but i believe a lot of it has to do w/his past military combat missions. He has since had difficult times and over the years, has sometimes mentioned he would end his life. recently he is more serious than ever about it and seems settled and firm that he will end it all, his life, this weekend. PLEASE pray for him that God intervene and that he doesn’t take his own life – please i ask you to please help me intercede in prayer! This is an urgent request – thank you all sooo much!!!

    • Yoli

      Dina,
      Throughout the Bible we see God calling men of Israel together to be warriors, to fight those nations or people who have the desire to destroy their way of life. Today, every nation on earth has a military to guard their way of life. War and the damage it does to people is nothing new. But the big difference is how the warrior reacts to the destruction, death, and horrors they experienced. That is why your ex-boyfriend needs professional help. I would suggest contacting your pastor or priest and see if the church has a professional military consular on staff or if they could recommend someone. I was in the Air Force and helped with the evacuation of Saigon at the end of the Vietnam war. I can tell you that only someone who lived through the horrors of war can help your ex-boyfriend understand what is going on in his head and why he wants to end it all.
      On the spiritual side. Please understand that God has the power to change the soul of a man and to fully heal your ex-boyfriend. Prayer is the vehicle that God the Father uses to create the change. As members of the Body of Christ we will ask God to change the voice his is listening to. But I would encourage you to teach him how to pray and ask God to heal him. The bible tells us when the heart is turn to the Lord; the vail is taken away. So teach him how to turn his heart to the Lord.

      Father, your family comes together in prayer, seeking your intervention in this man’s life. Please protect him and keep him safe. Protect him from suicide. Let him hear the voice of the Lord and show him how much you love him and need him. Father may your daughter Dina begin teaching him how to touch you. How to pray with a pure heart. Give Dina the wisdom she will need to teach her ex-boyfriend the ways of God. Father bring the right consular bring the right group of warriors to help him. Father thank you for all that you are going to do in this man’s life. We pray Jesus that You will cover him with your precious blood in Jesus name amen.
      Bob and Yoli

    • Yoli

      Saints get into His Presence. You were made for Worship. Jesus is waiting for you. Jesus is saying come to ME and I will give you rest. I will fill you. I AM YOUR GOD. Listen to ME I AM the one who created you. I will feed your spirit and quench your
      thirst. I AM your GOD what I tell you I Am the Way, THE TRUTH AND THE LIFE.

      Click on the link:

      http://www.bing.com/videos/search?q=chris+quilala+my+soul+longs+for+you&view=detail&mid=A67BE53D379F6256DE96A67BE53D379F6256DE96&first=0&FORM=NVPFVR

  • Ann

    An acquaintance emailed me before church tonight. She is so depressed. She wants only to watch her grandson play tonight and then cause no one else any hurt. I do believe she wants to overdose on pills. Please, everyone pray for E. she is hurting so badly. Pray that God will send her special comfort to her and keep her from taking her life and making things only worse for her grandchild.

    • Ann – I will pray for her. The strength of depression is the power to isolate and demotivate. I believe God’s grace is more than sufficient for her to see His love and grace and break out of this prison. I believe she will in Jesus’ Name.

  • Cathleen Marwood

    Thank you because so much went wrong as I was praying to God for help things just fell apart every day with no hope

    • Yoli

      Cathleen keep praying speak aloud:
      Scripture On God’s Protection
      Scriptures on Protection From Evil
      Scriptures On God’s Favor

      Speak these scriptures until you memorize them. As you declare these promises from God. Thank and trust God for all He is doing in your life. Also, attend church and get involve in a bible study. Amen.

  • Ren

    We are losing hope quickly. It’s a very lng story, but our adult son wants to end his life. He’s struggling internally and believes God told him to die. We are doing everything we can, but so much is out of our control. He has little or no communication and pushes everyone and everything away. I know the devil has planted thoughts in his head. We can only pray. He refuses medication for clinical depression. We are truly in need of a miracle.

    • Yoli

      Ren,
      Based upon your statement it is very apparent that your son is a danger to himself. Therefore, you have an obligation to have him committed without his permission or consent. As his parent you need to call the police and let them know what is taking place. If I knew your address, I would call the police and let them know what is taking place. Do not think you can handle this kind of situation by yourself. YOUR SON NEEDS HELP AND YOU NEED TO MAKE SURE HE GETS IT ASAP. DO NOT WAIT CALL THE POLICE AND GET HIM THE HELP HE NEEDS. GOD BLESS YOU!!!
      Saints pray for this family.

  • What a fantastic article. My hope is more than empty words. It is HERE and PRESENT. Thanks for the deep reminder.

  • true_believer

    jesus..help me to score excellent marks this exam.

    • Yoli

      True Believe God is with you as you take this exam. Worship Jesus get into His Presence everyday. May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit. Romans 15:13 Yoli

  • cindy

    thank you much needed

  • Phil

    Thank you for words of encouragement. I am preparing a eulogy for a family who is filled with hopelessness; your consolidated scriptures on hope energized the Holy Spirit in me to provide the inspiration I need to inspire others….!

  • Yoli

    I Declare

    Joel Osteen 2012

    Our words have creative power. Any time you speak something, either good or bad; you give life to what you are saying. Scripture says, “We will eat the fruit of our words.” That means you will get exactly what you’ve been saying. You are prophesying your own future. That’s why it’s so important to send your words out in the direction you want your life to go. You can’t talk defeat and expect to have victory. You can’t talk lack and expect to have abundance. You will produce whatever you say.

    Are you declaring the blessing of God over your life? Are you speaking His promises? Have you ever noticed that many of His promises are in the past tense? For example, in Ephesians God says, “I have blessed you with every spiritual blessing.” In Colossians He says, “I have made you worthy.” In Psalms He says, “I have surrounded you with favor as a shield.” These are all past tense, like it’s already happened. In order to activate His blessing, you have to come into agreement with what God has already declared about you. That’s faith!

    Maybe you don’t necessarily feel blessed today. A lot of things may be coming against you in your family, finances or health. But that doesn’t change the Word of God. Circumstances don’t change what God says about you. However, what God says about you can change your circumstances. You are the deciding factor. Instead of talking about your circumstances, be bold and say, “God, if You say I’m blessed, then I believe I’m blessed! My checkbook may not say I’m blessed. The economy may not say I’m blessed. The medical report may not say I’m blessed. But God, I know You are the ultimate authority, and if You say I’m blessed, then I declare that I am blessed!”

    When you get into agreement with God like that in your thoughts, words and actions, it opens supernatural doors and sets the blessing in motion. It allows Him to release the promises that already have your name on them! You can pull it out of the unseen spiritual realm over into the physical, seen realm. That’s what the Bible means when it says, “God speaks of nonexistent things as if they already existed.”

    I want you to live the abundant, blessed, joy-filled life that Jesus came to give you and understand that the power of your words is a major key. That’s why I’ve written my new book, I Declare – 31 Promises to Speak Over Your Life. I want you to bless your future one day at a time, one month at a time. My hope is that you’ll pick up a copy and take just a moment each day to bless your future with one of the faith-filled declarations. I Declare. So order your copy today and begin to declare God’s blessing in every area of your life!

  • Thank you for these very helpful verses, quotes. They make my work as a volunteer sunday school teacher a little more easier. This is really awesome. Great website. Praise God for showing me it.

    God Bless.

  • Connie Knight

    My daughter Nicole is going thru a very heart wenching divorce. One she really doesn’t want. Her husband has drug issues and will not listen to anyone. She’s getting the divorce in order to survive. Please pray for strength for her as she is becoming increasingly weak in spirit. Her husband’s name is Jon, pray for him to as he’s losing such a wonderful wife and his health as well.

  • Cathy McFarlin

    Please pray for my special friend and her family. She has been battling cancer for over 10 years and today she is depressed and hopless. Please agree with me in praying GOd’s word so that she may have a miracle. I pray with all my faith and believe God to bring about a miracle in the Name of Jesus. Amen.

  • des

    God bless you all. God bless the world. Ive been praying for the whole world everyday of my life. Just think that wherever you are God is with you. God loves you more than anything.

  • Paul Simon

    m very glad to find these Bible verses; v send SMS to thousands of people in India, God bless everyone who reads it.

    Thanks to your team, Praise be to God. Amen!!!

    God Bless.

  • Sorry, that one snuck through our filters. It has been removed. Thanks, you comment brought it to my attention.

  • Apro

    Pls pray for me. I’m pregnant and my husband left me. we had a big fight and i got so emotional and said a lot of mean things to him. i just felt that he wasn’t there for me during my pregnancy and so numb that’s why i got so frustrated and hurt him. i was so mad that i smack him on his arms. i felt terrible. I apologized to him but won’t forgive me and told me to stay away and that he will file for divorce. im 4 months pregnant and going through this. He made me feel like im a horrible person. All I wanted was for him to be there for me. Please pray for me.

  • Rose

    Prayers going out to you Apro. Sorry you’re having such a hard time.
    Nothing heals a person like the word of God, and the love of our Savior Jesus Christ. Life has been very hard lately, but I am making it through because of God. Reading the scriptures every day gives me comfort. In Jan. going into 2 weeks of Feb. I read the new testament 2 times, and not just parts as I had in the past. Embrace the word of the LORD and live it. He gives us hope.

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