I sat across the table from a friend and reminded her that she is an Ambassador of Hope. My friend and old neighbor was relocated a year ago. Our schedules rarely align, but I was very excited to visit with her last week face-to-face. I could tell that she was having an off day and was in need of encouragement. I told her she was a short-term missionary and she will not be in her current place forever. I said “You are an Ambassador of Hope to those around you.”
As an Ambassador of Hope her mission is to bring light into the darkness where she resides. When I called her an “Ambassador”, her shoulders squared, she sat up straighter, and she lifted her chin. A broad smile extended on her beautiful face. “Ambassador, I like that. It sounds much better that the word ‘inmate.'”
Often we get too wrapped up in asking the Lord “Why am I here? Why am I going through this circumstance?” When really we should be asking “Lord, what do you want me to do for you while I am here.” We are all to be Ambassador’s of Hope to those we meet. Below you will find verses of Hope that I discovered on my journey through the book of Psalms.
“May you and I be mutually encouraged by each other’s faith.” Romans 1:12
Verses of Hope
Psalm 9:18 But God will never forget the needy; the hope of the afflicted will never perish.
Psalm 25:3 No one who hopes in you will ever be put to shame, but shame will come on those who are treacherous without cause. Psalm 25:5 Guide me in your truth and teach me, for you are God my Savior, and my hope is in you all day long. Psalm 25:21 May integrity and uprightness protect me, because my hope, Lord, is in you. Psalm 31:24 Be strong and take heart, all you who hope in the Lord. Psalm 33:18 But the eyes of the Lord are on those who fear him, on those whose hope is in his unfailing love. Psalm 33:20 We wait in hope for the Lord; he is our help and our shield.May your unfailing love be with us, Lord, even as we put our hope in you. Psalm 37:9 For those who are evil will be destroyed, but those who hope in the Lord will inherit the land. Psalm 37:34 Hope in the Lord and keep his way. He will exalt you to inherit the land; when the wicked are destroyed, you will see it. Psalm 39:7 “But now, Lord, what do I look for? My hope is in you. Psalm 42:5 Why, my soul, are you downcast? Why so disturbed within me? Put your hope in God, for I will yet praise him, my Savior and my God. Psalm 42:11 Why, my soul, are you downcast? Why so disturbed within me? Put your hope in God, for I will yet praise him, my Savior and my God. Psalm 43:5 Why, my soul, are you downcast? Why so disturbed within me? Put your hope in God, for I will yet praise him, my Savior and my God. Psalm 52:9 For what you have done I will always praise you in the presence of your faithful people. And I will hope in your name, for your name is good. Psalm 62:5 Yes, my soul, find rest in God; my hope comes from him. Psalm 65:5 You answer us with awesome and righteous deeds, God our Savior, the hope of all the ends of the earth and of the farthest seas, Psalm 69:6 Lord, the Lord Almighty, may those who hope in you not be disgraced because of me; God of Israel, may those who seek you not be put to shame because of me. Psalm 71:5 For you have been my hope, Sovereign Lord, my confidence since my youth. Psalm 71:14 As for me, I will always have hope; I will praise you more and more. Psalm 119:43 Never take your word of truth from my mouth, for I have put my hope in your laws. Psalm 119:49 Remember your word to your servant, for you have given me hope. Psalm 119:74 May those who fear you rejoice when they see me, for I have put my hope in your word. Psalm 119:81 My soul faints with longing for your salvation, but I have put my hope in your word. Psalm 119:114 You are my refuge and my shield; I have put my hope in your word. Psalm 119:116 Sustain me, my God, according to your promise, and I will live; do not let my hopes be dashed. I rise before dawn and cry for help; I have put my hope in your word. Psalm 130:5 I wait for the Lord, my whole being waits, and in his word I put my hope. Psalm 130:7 Israel, put your hope in the Lord, for with the Lord is unfailing love and with him is full redemption. Psalm 131:3 Israel, put your hope in the Lord both now and forevermore. Psalm 146:5 Blessed are those whose help is the God of Jacob, whose hope is in the Lord their God. Psalm 147:11 the Lord delights in those who fear him, who put their hope in his unfailing love.