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

LangesMigrantMotherNo 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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Comments 119

  1. Sig Curtis

    I am 35, been married 9 years and have 4 small ones and just found out my wife was having an affair. I have asked the Lord repeatedly to end my life peacefully today, I dont say that lightheartedly or for attention or a plea for help, it is how i truly feel. My wife is indifferent about the long term consequences and my Lord has been silent to my pleas. Reading the article gave me 5 mins of peace but now back to reality.

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      Sig – You need to have your heart protected by God, and you have to hear from God on what to do. You have to think about your four little ones. I went through something kinda similar years ago. It’s a tough walk for a while but if you walk it out in God it can be good, and it can be good for a long time.

      Confess the scriptures on guidance and God’s leading. If you are Spirit filled, pray in the Spirit as much as you can. It will help to clean the hurt out and soften your heart to be better able to hear from Him. If you are not Spirit filled and want to be, let me know in a comment and I will email you.

      I am sorry this has happened to you and your children, but with God you can work it out. Don’t try to ‘fix’ her, instead work to heal your heart and hear from God. He will speak to you, I know it. Rex

      1. Sig Curtis

        Thanks Faith mechanic. Today was a long day. I’m home with the kids and I feel much much better. I have to keep reminding myself that God knows what His plan is. The verses on your page make a big impact. Thank you for your work giving a resource to those of us that need it badly.

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          Sig – Great news! Just to clarity one thought – the unfortunate situation of your wife having an affair was part of the Devil’s plan and not God’s plan. The whole point now is to break the power of the evil plan and turn it to good by hearing and obeying God’s plan. The Bible says that ‘this is the victory that overcomes the world (filled with evil), even our faith.’

          Situations turn around because there is faith in God to turn them around. God gives according to His love but we receive according to our faith – the principal of John 3:16. Keep putting these and other scriptures into your heart and your faith (and peace) will grow. And as your faith grows, so will your victory. God bless, Rex

  2. Daniel

    Hey all, I am very depressed and hopeless and it seems I am one day away from losing this fight… I have disengaged with my church family, my conscience is guilty and every time I pray for The Lord to help me I get more confused. I need deliverance and prayer… Every day I wake up into a nightmare and the only one that can help me is Christ… I find less hope every day because without the presence of Christ in my life I have no purpose.

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      Daniel – The Devil is lying to you and he is blinding your eyes so that you cannot see the hope that is before you in your life. It is there but you cannot see it or feel it because of the deception. I break the power of the Devil over you in Jesus Name; I command you to be free.

      Suicide is not a solution. The solution is getting free. Find someone from your church who you can trust and knows how to pray in Jesus Name to pray for you. Otherwise, send me a note asking me to contact you. We love you and we pray for you that the light of God will shine again inside of you. Goodness and happiness is out there for you but you just can’t see it because the Devil is blocking your view. Don’t let him do it. Read this – Depression Is a Spirit – It Must Be Fought with the Word of God. We love you. God can make you happy and hopeful again. Rex

      1. Jaded

        I am growing more & more angry, hopeless, argumentative & combative with each day. I’m dead inside. I refuse to commit suicide, so that’s not the issue. I am just done trying. I’ll never be anything close what I or God find acceptable. Church makes me feel guilty, the Word makes no sense & I’m done being optimistic or hopeful cuz it gets me nowhere. I hate everything about my life & circumstances but am not able to achieve change for long enough to affect my life. I need help bad because this is not who I’m supposed to be. Prayer isn’t working but maybe it’s my faith that’s one major issue. Please help me.

  3. Dartagnan Byrd

    I’m reaching out to figure out ways of getting through this season. Any bit of feed back will help

    1. Yoli

      Dartagnan Bryd first pray this prayer. Lord I come to you to receive you as my Lord and Savior. Lord please forgive me for my sins. Lord cleanse me with your precious blood. I surrender my life to You. Lord I am lost without You. Jesus I need you. In Jesus name amen.
      I encourage you to attend a Baptist Church. Try to get involve in a bible study. ALSO, attend a prayer meeting once a week. If you need to talk to someone go and talk to a Pastor. Getting involve in church helping out wherever the Lord leads you is a blessing. You can declare scriptures on protection, favor healing, and worry as stated on this site. That’s how you win the battle by declaring God’s Word. God bless you,

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      Dartagnan – How are you doing? Send me an email if you need to. My email address is on our About page. The Holidays are a rough time for most. They used to be for me also. Do a search for our article – Hope During the Holidays. God bless you. Rex

  4. Dartagnan Byrd

    Hello. My name is Dartagnan Byrd and I’m actually dealing with a bout of anxiety and a little depression. I like to think that’s it more of an acute thing as a result of circumstance. I do have feelings of hopelessness at times but I know that’s false and God created me for a reason.

  5. Grace

    okay never mind i will pray for you Pastor do u have account facebook? i think i can contact you easier than this. i am a little girl who just grow in faith

  6. Grace

    I will pray for you please keep the faith in our Savior He never let you divorce but if it is happen you will also find better man. Harder prayer

  7. Angela Bediako

    Please pray for me. I have recently been feeling very low and feeling life is not worth it. I am a pastor.

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      Angela – Realize that this is an attack of the Devil. It is a spiritual attack to nullify our work and take us out of the fight. It is in the air, and its desired result is passivity. I know, it is attacking many.

      Read the positive sections of the New Testament and take the comments personally. They are meant to be take personally. You are a member of the Kingdom of God (the Church) and you are a minister. There is a target on your back and the only protection is taking the word of God literally and choosing to not be ruled by your feelings and emotions. It is simple but not easy.

      Speak the scriptures to yourself until the presence of them gets deep inside of you. It is a time for faith and faith believes what God says, over what we may see and what we may feel.

      I feel the same, I bet many of us are feeling the same thing. It is rampant and must be fought. You are part of the front lines in this battle; you must fight. We need you. God needs you. Faith is the victory that overcomes the world, even OUR faith. Go get’m tiger. Rex

    2. NM

      Angela Bediako,
      We need you! Keep spreading the seeds and God will harvest. satan is the greatest lier of all times. He wants you to feel you are not doing great work and not important. Its a lie. Sometimes we have to repeatedly say, “In Jesus Christ name, get behind me satan”.

  8. KP

    I am going through a time of hopelessness and feeling alone in the world. I have prayed to God to take this burden or show me a way out. After reading these stories and prayers I do not feel so alone. Thank you. I need to regain faith and trust in my husband. Please someone pray for me.

    1. nm

      KP, I just prayed for you. God is in your life. He loves you and cares deeply for you. Pray often. Fear and hopelessness is of the devil. He lies to us all the time. Get on your knees and pray. Jesus is real. God is real.

  9. F

    Would someone please want to pray for me?

    It’s a long story, I hope you want to take the effort to read.

    As a child I was very gentle and kind and believed in God. Then some bad things happened, I was sexually abused and got depressed, fearful and acted out. My parents, not knowing what happened, in despair called me a bad child and told me I ruined everything in the family. I lost all my self-worth.

    In my teens and twenties I put on a mask of happiness, but underneath was very insecure. I made some bad choices. I lost all my faith in God. I partied, used alcohol and some drugs, sought out adventure to silence my hurt. I let myself be seduced by men that were not good to me and passed by some kind and good men, that I could have been very happy with. I just never believed I was worth anything better. I tried to be loving, even to bad people, but did not recognize what was good or bad.

    In my late twenties I ended up with another “charming” boyfriend. I got pregnant, unplanned.

    A wonder happened – I did not know I was pregnant and was about to take a medicine that would harm the baby. That night I had an extremely clear dream, a warning, that I would have a baby boy! I tested, discovered my pregnancy and did not take the medicine. I am very grateful.

    I had another clear dream, telling me to escape the father of my son to protect my child, to be able to raise him a child of God and not be harmed. I did not listen, wanted a family. After that, the father became controlling and abusive and threatening, also towards my son.

    Finally, 6 months after my sons birth – I got out.

    The father went to court to get control over our son. For 2.5 years I was so scared and without hope, because I could not prove his abuse. I felt so guilty and sinful, but sometimes I felt Gods hope again, his presence felt so loving and overwhelming. In the end a miracle happened! They finally found out something was wrong, everything flipped around and the Judge decided a no contact order.

    Now. I’m 32. My son is 3. We’re finally safe, we have support of our family and I am so grateful. I am opening my eyes for what’s good and what not. But my life is in ruins. No life partner, almost no contact with friends, lost my job. I feel lonely and sad that I ruined my life. I long for someone to love, a real family for my son.

    And…I still find it difficult to have hope and to believe in God. I have felt his presence so strongly at times. And some great things happened to protect my son. But there is doubt – why would a loving God allow for other children to be abused? Would there be hope for me, too, for a normal life? Is He really there? I want to believe!

    Does anyone have words of hope and faith for me? Please? Thank you!

    1. Kayln McGee

      F. I don’t know you but there is so much I would like to share with you. I personally know your story. It was like reading about myself. I got through it and my heart wants so so badly to share with you my journey to God. I will go out on a limb and ask you to contact me on Facebook. If you want to remain anonymous, that’s fine. Even if you make a fake Facebook page just for this, my soul is telling me this is the right thing to do and it will help you. Just find my name on Facebook Kayln McGee.. The page will say the exact name “Kayln TheMrs McGee. I pray for you and your son and that you will talk to me. There are still people who care about others in this world… I am one of them.

    2. nm

      I prayed for you. You will find a person but let God do his will. He wants you to find someone equally yoked and you have to listen to God. He will direct. Pray often. Our greatest rewards come through Faith. God is with you right now and hears your prayers. God does not want us to be alone, unhappy, or afraid. I do not know you so I cannot say but this was my personal experience. I wanted to do things on my time and bad results happened. I had to grow in my faith and walk in Christ before I was ready for the person I was praying for. Now I have a God-Sent wife. Literally. She was praying as well and God told her in a dream about me. We are now very happily married. It will happen. Pray often and listen to Jesus on what he is telling you through scripture and in prayer.

  10. Kayln M.

    I have lost my faith in humanity. I know it’s not what God wants for me but so many people- strangers and people I know alike- seem to be so detached, selfish, evil and money hungry. It almost seems like there are very few people who care about something other than themselves. Logically, I know there are warm, loving, kind and generous people left in this world but I am hard pressed to actually see them. I cry over the sick and dying, I experience empathy and try to reach out to others in need. Yet, people rarely bother to reach out to me or others when in need. I need to forge a stronger relationship with The Lord so that maybe He can restore my faith in mankind. I pray that He will send those who still care about other people my way so that maybe I can see that my feeling that there are more bad people in the world than good is wrong. Please pray for peace in my soul, healing in my heart, and for a closer walk with God. Please whisper a prayer for me.

  11. Magnolia

    The Lord bless you, and keep you.
    The Lord make His face shine on you, and be gracious to you.
    The Lord lift up His counterance on you and give you peace. Numbers 6:22-27

  12. tolugbusi

    I’m goin through a lot. My first child is suffering from brain damage resulting from severe hydrocephalus which was left untreated for a long time. Everytn seems hopeless, I’m praying to God to intervene

  13. Magnolia and Emmanuel

    Please pray for me to be restored a hundred fold in my mind, body and spirit. Also pray for my grandson to be set free from everything, and everyone. Thank you.

  14. Linda

    I feel so empty and lost, it’s like everything is crashing down on top of me. Sometimes I just feel like giving up. I have given so much of myself to people and now I am so tired that I just want to be left alone, it’s like nobody seems to care about all my hurt and pain I’m dealing with.

    1. Marah

      It seems you are depending to much on yourself and others. You need to be still and seek God for your strength to continue to carry on.

    1. Yoli

      Beka I can feel you are a loving person. So sorry you were mistreated keep your eyes on Jesus. You are on the right track speak the scriptures on Scriptures on Healing From Abuse as stated on these site. As you declare these scriptures you will see and feel the Lord helping you. Your spirit will start to get stronger scriptures tell us when the heart is turned to the Lord. The veil is taken away and you are able to experience His Presence. God bless you on your journey with the Lord.

      Praise the Lord!

  15. Sarah

    I am having a rough night, and this helped. Even if just a little. I am glad I clicked this one, of all links.

  16. SySy

    I need the prayer of hope to keep striving. I recently lost a job after 3 weeks and have been severely depressed and low confidence trying to figure out why they let me go. They just said it wasn’t working out
    But GOD is my refuge and we see me through this hardship.

  17. faye

    I need prayer because i am going thru a bitter divorce. He is trying to take my home and he has been out of the home for two and a half years.

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