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Hope in God

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A total grounding of one’s confidence and expectation in God’s goodness and providential care even in the face of trouble.

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Hope in God is commanded

Ps 131:3; 1 Ti 6:17
See also Ps 31:24; Ps 130:7; Ro 12:12; Heb 10:23

Hope can be placed in Scripture as the word of God

Psalm 119:74 KJV 1900
They that fear thee will be glad when they see me; Because I have hoped in thy word.
See also Ps 119:43; Ps 119:49; Ps 119:81; Ps 119:114; Ps 119:147; Ps 130:5; Is 42:4; Ac 26:6; Ro 15:4; Col 1:5

Hope can be placed in God in the face of difficulty or trial

Ps 42:5; 2 Co 1:10
See also Ezr 10:2; Job 5:16; Job 13:15; Ps 9:18; Ps 25:19–21; Ps 119:116; Je 14:19; 1 Ti 5:5

The outcome of hoping in God

It brings security and confidence

Psalm 146:5 KJV 1900
Happy is he that hath the God of Jacob for his help, Whose hope is in the Lord his God:
See also Job 11:18; Ps 25:3 There is no shame for those who hope in the Lord; Ps 33:17–18; Ps 33:20–22 The Lord helps and protects those who hope in him; Ps 39:7; Ps 52:9; Ps 71:5; Ps 147:11; Je 14:22; La 3:21–22; Ac 24:15; Ro 15:12; 1 Ti 4:10

It leads to specific results

Ps 37:9; Is 40:31; Ro 15:13
See also Ps 33:22; Ps 62:5 rest; Ps 71:14; Pr 24:14–16 wisdom; Is 51:5; Je 29:11; La 3:25; Mic 7:7; Zec 9:12 restoration; Ro 4:18 the example of Abraham’s hope; Ro 5:2; Ro 5:5; 2 Co 1:7; 2 Co 10:15; 1 Th 1:3; 2 Ti 2:25; Tt 1:2 eternal life; 1 Pe 3:5; 1 Jn 3:3
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