Scriptures Against Hopelessness


LangesMigrantMother-300-webThese 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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  1. Annii

    I’m a 22 year old girl and I have just about finished my post graduation a few months back. Lately, I have been experiencing a great deal of hopelessness. I have no clue what to pursue next in my life as nothing seems to grasp my interest enough to carry on for a lifetime. My friends have relocated elsewhere and I have begun to lose interest in almost everything, including my hobbies. I have begun to question myself and I doubt if I am of any good. Everybody else seems to be better at the things I once thought I was good at. The world seems to be full of mediocre people like me. It is painful to know that I once thought I was special. Sometimes I wonder why God would even love me, I am not even a good Christian to begin with. I know young people problems like mine are very common, but I would really appreciate it if you prayed for God to give me some hope.. To once again begin to love and appreciate myself. Everything around me seems dull and hopeless… I need to find some meaning back in my life. Please help me!

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      Annii – God does love and we love you. That is real. Somehow the Devil is keeping your heart and mind from realizing that fact. Relax and talk to God. Turn your cares over to Him and let Him have them. Let it go. Go through some of the articles on this site and read the ones that jump out at you. It may not be today or tomorrow but God will talk to you. It takes faith, so relax and expect it. The timing part is His part.

      You have hope. It is all around you. As the articles says, you just can’t see it now. As the hope goes so does your motivation. Look at these on hope. Rex

  2. Lindsay

    Sweet and precious Ruby,I would love to just hold you and hug you right now. What a woman to endure such things. Now Ruby, as your sister in Christ I must be honest with you. I ask you to examine this situation thoroughly with your daughter and grandkids. When she is verbally abusive, underneath all of the disrespect, ask yourself what is it that she is trying to say. I know from experience how tough sometimes it can be to decipher what the core problems that need tending are when someone’s frustration and pride are so loudly bringing confusion and burden to your soul. So I ask you to search a little deeper, what is it that she has been crying out to you about? If there was anything in the world that would make her happy, what do you think that would be, is It practical? And ask yourself, are her pleadings really unrealistic or is frustration or pride or even something else a factor perhaps? And if not, pray for her. She maybe struggling with some serious inner pain and not know how to tackle it and may need your prayer and God’s Grace in you. And may just be acting out as a cry for help for answers and comfort to her pain and hopelessness. Another thing Ruby, I hear you speak about a rosary and I need you to please understand something, the world is full of confusion and misconception and this is because of our flesh desire being influenced by the many dark works of the prince of Confusion that dwells in this world as described in Job 1 and 2. So I ask you to examine thoroughly what the Father wants for you by staying in the Word every single day. And to keep your thoughts and actions pure and holy as your Father in Heaven is Holy, always asking yourself “what would Jesus do?”. And to give Him alone All the glory, for every little thing, talk with Him constantly. HE Will bring you hope. Don’t conform to this world’s way of thinking. We are all tempted due to the promise of certain death with no exceptions, which is why we need a Savior. No where does God instruct to use a rosary. In fact He says “only the foolish think that they will be heard for their many repetitious words.” It is literally chanting which is heartless and faithless, He us you’re Father and you ate His child through the gift of Christ, talk to Him. He’s more real than I am to you. And in regard to Mary, yes she is blessed, but not sinless and worthy nor mighty enough to hear or influence the outcome of prayer, your King alone hears your every word and emotion. And is clear not to call on or worship another. God used His creation Mary to simply fulfill scripture and His grand plan of Mercy that the Messiah would come as flesh to save many flesh by breaking it’s bondage with His perfect examples of sinlessness and forgiveness and showing us what the Father intends and desires for us. And He wants to use you too! He says bring forth fruit, what does that mean? Not for our glory, but His. The best thing you can do is to make yourself a living sacrifice and go to all the world preaching the gospel and telling the truth. Starting in your home and with your neighbors! I know when not in the right Christ like mindset how we can allow people that like the names of honor and special greetings to intimidate us into being misled and deserting the will of God for the will of man and Satan. These are only but shadows, shadows of death. God says call no one in place of Him father and profess you’re sins to the only mediator to God Himself, the Son, Christ Jesus. Oh sweet and beloved Ruby there is so much to say. It would be so great to speak with you on a more personal level. I even wish I lived near you. The Lord has so much to say to you sis. I most assuredly love you in the One Body and Flesh of Christ and I will be praying for you. Stay true to the only one that’s oh so worthy! Love Lindsay Pollina
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  3. Ruby

    I came across this site searching for some prayers I could say to Jesus to help me with the sadness, helplessness. hopeless, fear, isolation,
    and the sorrow I feel in my soul that is overwhelming. I’m a retired woman who is spending my so called twilight years alone in a miserable
    situation that there is no way out. I had 3 beautiful children and was married and divorced from their father. We stayed in contact until
    he passed away last year. I’m going to express my story, and disguise situations so no one will recognize it’s me if they come to this site, but every single word is the truth.
    My son and daughter died, 1 in his thirties and 1 in her forties. My son died from an illness and daughter was murdered. My son had a mental
    illness, and lived with me his whole life. He was childlike, but smart, loving, generous and so good. I mean as good as you can get. My daughter had an addiction from a very young age. What a horrific way for her to die. I see blood everywhere. And then my
    last living child has estranged herself from me. I have done everything to make amends to no avail. This started a few years ago with
    her being verbally abusive, ignoring me for long periods of time, like right now. But this time, I need to walk away because being so
    disrespectful and mean spirited I can no longer tolerate. She was my hero and then a few years ago turned on me. Don’t know why.
    She has given me beautiful grandchildren who are also out of my life now. I love them with all my heart and soul.
    So now at 70yrs. old I am alone. I’ve always prayed and asked Jesus to give me strength and help me and my children. But He (Jesus)
    had other plans for us. I don’t have any best friends and lost touch with the rest. Everyone is too busy and have their own lives to
    live, including relatives who are few.
    I have no support system and no one to call in case of an emergency, but I trust and have faith because I feel the Lord is always with me.
    I’m looking out the window with tears streaming down my face seeing this beautiful summer weather and the flowers, and the birds singing and thanking God for the beautiful world he created for all of us. I’m too depressed to even go for a walk, so I stay inside and
    say the rosary and ask for strength because I can feel myself going down hill. I’m bitter that my children died before me, and wonder
    why I’m still here.
    God Bless everyone who wrote here and I know we will not be forgotten.

  4. Lindsay

    Sister Rosanne, seek the kingdom of God first and all else shall be added unto you. What did Jesus do? Instead of seeking love and satisfaction from others, He agreed to make it His mission in life to spread and teach love to all others, even and especially those that hate and persecute us. If it is God’s will for you to be with someone in this world that is no more than a wisp of smoke, that person well be sent when you least suspect it. God is preparing you for His eternal kingdom. The bible backs this up in completion. I ask you to replace your frustration and pain with sounds and thoughts of glory and praise, just because Jesus is worthy. “You shall surely die”means we should have been cast straight to hell forever with no promise of return for our wickedness, but our Father, being slow to anger and abundant in lovingkindness had a plan to send a Savior for His Beloved children. With a perfect gift of flesh uniting in marriage of church and Christ which is the ONLY reason we are spared from eternal torment. Not only spared, but promised peace and rest in the glory of the Father Forever! And of no merit of our own! Oh the sweet hope of Jesus! Sweet Rosanne, I assure you, everyone’s having a tough time, and this is the will of the Father. He says “Don’t conform to this world but be transformed by the renewing of your mind”. He wants to correct us here by allowing us to feel and experience what surely dying really feels like and the importance of turning from and deserting sin or being ripped from His presence but not in Spirit. The Lord tells us that “hope is in the living”. He says “I know the plans I have for you, plans of hope and a future”. He’s a Truly Good God, and He’s worthy of the praise that He created us to give Him. Please sister just stay in the Word and keep giving glory. He will be back before you know it, for Jesus urged us that “the Kingdom of Heaven is near”. For He does not want us living in the lie and shadow of fear and hopelessness. Refer to Genesis 4:6,7. Love in Christ sis, Lindsay

  5. Alex

    Hi Roxane,
    you shouldn’t loose hope in Christ. rather, you should emulate him. When he did right, he did not expect anything in return. your story is inspiring, ur selflessness is humbling, God in all his graciousness shall not forget you. I am not very good with the scriptures, I wish you where my friend and you could teach me. I wish there is a way to share contacts with you.

  6. Rosanne

    I came back to God when I was 38 years old and turned my life over to Him to change and complete. I had hoped He would give me a better life, but there is nothing but devastation around me, and I have become hopeless in feeling that God doesn’t really love me and doesn’t have a better life for me, since I am now 68 and feel my life is over. I have no mate, no friends, no job, no money, haven’t seen my daughters in over 2 years even though they only live an hour away from me. I have no gas to go anywhere or do anything, no gas to get to church, don’t feel like going anymore anyway. I have absolutely not one friend, except for a lady who is in prison in South Dakota who I became friends with through a prison ministry. Even though I have searched for a mate on Christian websites and at church, God has kept me completely and totally ALONE for the past 30 years, with no friends and no mate whatsoever. He keeps me completely and totally ALONE, with no love from anyone. I am devastated. I have obeyed God in everything He’s asked me to do, I have evangelized and witnessed and prophesied to countless individuals. I do not understand why God would not give me some sort of joy in life, even though I have worked tirelessly for Him and studied the Bible for countless hours. I have lived a pure life for the past 30 years, don’t smoke, don’t drink, don’t go places where God isn’t there, yet I am still living in this devastation. I don’t understand at all what God wants from me before He will give me some kind of joy in my life. I just don’t understand. Thank you for listening, Rosanne Mayo

  7. Lindsay

    beloved Lisa, the Lord says and promises in His Holy Scripture that He never places anything more on us than we can handle. He also promises that He consistently searches the hearts and test the minds of all man. He has created you and he knows what you are capable of, just talk to him like he’s a person listening right next to you because He’s even grander than that. He says only the foolish think that they are heard for their many repetitious words, & I am saying this to you because to feel hopeless there must be feelings of desertion and separation and I urge you that this is not the case! the Father is so very near and dear to you and He is rooting for you, He has given you all the proper tools and preparations in His Word, now what comes into play is what you have picked up and how you utilize it. Faith is the number one key here, maybe try going out and doing something nice for someone, don’t let the world intimidate you, Jesus has forewarned us to beware of this. He says to “beware and stay on guard, the enemy lurks as a lion seeking to devour.” try reading your Bible more, if you have problems understanding it make sure you have a NIV or something that is your common language, the truth has not been changed, for each verse has been marked so don’t worry about that, in addition listening to the words of Jesus Himself are always so very soothing and comforting just randomly open in Matthew Mark Luke or John and let your Redeemer and Lord speak to your heart, in any way I can be a friend to you or talk further please don’t hesitate to email me, I assure you there is hope in the Lord and He loves you still no matter what you have done or what you think or what you lack to see.I love you sis and Jesus loves you, the Father Himself loves you, He is Almighty, not half, and we are only hurting ourselves to think that He is not very close to us and not only knows our thoughts but knows them before they come, and tests us with them. please keep pressing on, for God says hope is in the living, you are so blessed and don’t even know it, His mercy and Love it takes for the complete washing of your sins is enough to live a life full of humility and thanksgiving. Just the fact that He has blessed you with His sunlight and fresh breeze and a body at least healthy enough to function, allow Jesus to be your friend look to Him and His truth don’t look as the world looks but look in your soul, Your “inner truth” (voice of the Holy Spirit),the same answers you give yourself with the concept of “what would Jesus do” is His own response, as He says He is the Truth the Way and the Life and He says He is the Word made flesh and He says the truth is eternal and never dies, count your blessings my sweet sister and wait upon the Lord, for He is coming very very soon, all praise,glory and honor Be+!

  8. Felicia Wesley

    I agree with you and I’m in the same situation. I feel as if I’m invisible to God. I feel as if He doesn’t see me obeying his commandments. I really wish I could die now or disappear from this earth.

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      Felicia – Oh, I am going to pray for you because that is so not true. That it a lie because the opposite is what is true. Stop listening to that and believing it. He sees you doing His will. The Devil is a liar. Do not listen to him. We love you. Rex

  9. Caz

    I was literally browsing Google on prayers for depression and came across this site.
    I’ve always been a bit low spirited since I was a child & I remember being constantly called a moody emotional child. I am now married with three beautiful children and have battled bouts of depression especially after having them all (PND I thought) but for the past couple of months I have felt mentally unwell and so low, I’ve never had a feeling like it, my marriage is over and my husband never supported me like he could/should of done and that damaged us so it’s pretty much the reason we aren’t together. He’s not a christian but I am. I try to pray to god and I make sure I do every night over me and my children but, now a days I don’t even have the energy to even pray anymore. I cry when their in bed and I want to cry when I wake up in the morning. I have an awful pressure inside my head because I’m so stressed out with everything around me. I just don’t know what to do anymore!
    Sorry for the rant

  10. Lisa Calhoon

    Feeling pretty hopeless. Don’t really care at this point what happens. Satan is in full attack mode and winning. I can’t fight anymore. I’m too tired and beat down. Yes I have countless blessings from God but it’s hard to keep them in perspective when you don’t have the energy to fight anymore. I’d rather die than do this another day. And God knows my heart means that. I’m exhausted and I give up.

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      Lisa – Please don’t say that or do that. I know how you feel. I have been there. Hopelessness is a blindness to the hope around you, and it will drain your strength and motivation. We will pray for you to have enough vision of the hope of God’s involvement that you will have the strength and will to fight on.

      Spend time with God to get something little thing from God and do it. Do something small, but DO IT. Take a little step. Open the drapes to Heaven and let a little of its Sonshine in.

      Just don’t do the same thing you have been doing in the past. Read this article – Making Miracles Happen in Your Life, and do it. We all will pray for you.

  11. StarAsia

    Im in the same boat ive been praying and asking god to forgive me an see me thru i have no car nor job i have a six year old son thats currently staying with his father thanks to yah(GoD) but it seems like everyday that i wake up i lose more and more hope please pray for me. GOD BLESS YOU
    prayer for finances hope it helps
    From The Light of God that We Are.

    From The Love of God that We Are.

    From The Power of God that We Are.

    From The Heart of God that We Are.

    Lets Decree-

    We dwell in the midst of Infinite Abundance. The Abundance of God is our Infinite Source.

    The River of Life never stops flowing. It flows through us into lavish expression. Good comes to us through unexpected avenues and God works in a myriad of ways to bless us.

    We now open our minds to receive our good. Nothing is too good to be true. Nothing is too wonderful to have happen. With God as our Source, Nothing amazes us.

    We are not burdened by thoughts of past or future. One is gone. The other is yet to come.

    By the power of our belief, coupled with our purposeful fearless actions and our deep rapport with God, our future is created and our abundance made manifest.

    We ask and accept that We are lifted in this and every moment into Higher Truth. Our minds are quiet.

    From this day forward We give freely and fearlessly into life and Life gives back to us with magnificent increase. Blessings come in expected and unexpected ways. God provides for us in wondrous ways for the work that we do.

    I AM indeed grateful. 


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