The hope you have in Christ is the source of your greatest joy. It is through the sufferings of Christ that you are enabled to come to God; without Christ and his death on the cross there could be no gospel. Through his blood your sins are cleansed so that you are made holy in the sight of God. As God’s child you have a glorious hope of eternal life, a hope not only of eternal existence, but that you become a joint heir with Christ. You are reconciled with God when you believe in his Son, grow in your faith and are not swayed from the truth of the gospel – those who believe in what they cannot see shall inherit an everlasting life. Always have hope.
And we are happy because of the hope we have of sharing God’s glory. We also have joy with our troubles, because we know that these troubles produce patience. And patience produces character, and character produces hope. And this hope will never disappoint us, because God has poured out his love to fill our hearts. He gave us his love through the Holy Spirit, whom God has given to us. Romans 5:2-5
I pray that the God who gives hope will fill you with much joy and peace while you trust in him. Then your hope will overflow by the power of the Holy Spirit. Romans 15:13
I pray also that you will have greater understanding in your heart so you will know the hope to which he has called us and that you will know how rich and glorious are the blessings God has promised his holy people. And you will know that God’s power is very great for us who believe. Ephesians 1:18-19
But now God has made you his friends again. He did this through Christ’s death in the body so that he might bring you into God’s presence as people who are holy, with no wrong, and with nothing of which God can judge you guilty. This will happen if you continue strong and sure in your faith. You must not be moved away from the hope brought to you by the Good News that you heard. Colossians 1:22-23
Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ. In God’s great mercy he has caused us to be born again into a living hope, because Jesus Christ rose from the dead. Now we hope for the blessings God has for his children. These blessings, which cannot be destroyed or be spoiled or lose their beauty, are kept in heaven for you. 1 Peter 1:3-4