9612 hope, in God

9612 hope, in God

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

Hope in God is commanded

Ps 131:3; 1Ti 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

Ps 119:74 See also Ps 119:43,49,81,114,147; Ps 130:5; Isa 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; 2Co 1:10 See also Ezr 10:2; Job 5:16; Job 13:15; Ps 9:18; Ps 25:19-21; Ps 119:116; Jer 14:19; 1Ti 5:5

The outcome of hoping in God

It brings security and confidence Ps 146:5 See also Job 11:18; Ps 25:3 There is no shame for those who hope in the Lord; Ps 33:17-18,20-22 The Lord helps and protects those who hope in him; Ps 39:7; Ps 52:9; Ps 71:5; Ps 147:11; Jer 14:22; La 3:21-22; Ac 24:15; Ro 15:12; 1Ti 4:10

It leads to specific results Ps 37:9; Isa 40:31; Ro 15:13 See also Ps 33:22; Ps 62:5 rest; Ps 71:14; Pr 24:14-16 wisdom; Isa 51:5; Jer 29:11; La 3:25; Mic 7:7; Zec 9:12 restoration; Ro 4:18 the example of Abraham’s hope; Ro 5:2,5; 2Co 1:7; 2Co 10:15; 1Th 1:3; 2Ti 2:25; Tit 1:2 eternal life; 1Pe 3:5; 1Jn 3:3

See also

1050God, goodness of
1320God as Saviour
1330God, the provider
4112angels, messengers
5763attitudes, positive to God
8020faith
8030trust
8331reliability
8463priority of faith, hope & love

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