25 Psalms of Hope (Find Comfort in Tough Times)

Much encouragement can be found in the Psalms. You might need Psalms of hope for a time when you are down or need to comfort someone else!

While I’m on fire for the Lord right now and have been a faithful Christian for some time now, life has not always been peaches and cream! There have been times when I have felt like my world has been turned upside down. 

In this article, we’ll look at some of the best Psalms of hope so that you will have this gracious gift at your fingertips whenever you need it! Carry your Bible or use a Bible app to have the Psalms by your side – no matter where you are or what you are going through. 

Facing trials is never easy, but the book of Psalms can help! Let’s dive in to see what other ways the Psalms can help you when you are not in your “happy” place!

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What the Psalms Say About Hope

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Whether you are looking for Psalms about hope for the future or Psalms of praise, the book of Psalms will deliver! You might be surprised by what you can learn from this book in the Bible.

Maybe you’ve memorized Psalm 23 or have heard it often. If you experience ups and downs in your life, as everyone does, having this Psalm in your heart can help a great deal! Just make sure you understand it and the many ways it can offer comfort during a tribulation.

Maybe you are going through a trial in your life or have a friend you hope to comfort with Psalms of hope; whatever the reason may be, you can count on this book to provide you with all the hope you could ever need!

Psalms of Hope and Encouragement

Sometimes, we need a swift kick in the rear to get us moving! Other times, we can count on our friends and family members to give us the encouragement we need. No matter what time you are facing, you can expect the Bible to give you hope that never ends!

For you have been my hope, Sovereign Lord, my confidence since my youth. From birth I have relied on you; you brought me forth from my mother’s womb. I will ever praise you. Psalm 71:5-6 (NIV)

Yes, my soul, find rest in God; my hope comes from him. Truly he is my rock and my salvation; He is my fortress, I will not be shaken. Psalm 62:5-6 (NIV)

For the Lord is good and his love endures forever; His faithfulness continues through all generations. Psalm 100:5 (NIV)

As for me, I will always have hope;  I will praise you more and more. Psalm 71:14 (NIV)

Let the morning bring me word of your unfailing love, for I have put my trust in you. Show me the way I should go, for to you I entrust my life. Psalm 143:8 (NIV)

May your unfailing love be with us, Lord, even as we put our hope in you. Psalm 33:22 (NIV)

He will not let your foot slip—he who watches over you will not slumber; indeed, he who watches over Israel will neither slumber nor sleep. Psalm 121:3-4 (NIV)

Psalms of Comfort and Hope

Getting comfort during tough times can feel hopeless when you are faced with enemies and more problems. Luckily, God’s Word provides us with Psalms of comfort to rely on during these times!

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 42:5 (NIV)

Create in me a pure heart, O God, and renew a steadfast spirit within me. Psalm 51:10 (NIV)

In the morning, Lord, you hear my voice; in the morning I lay my requests before you and wait expectantly. Psalm 5:3 (NIV)

No one who hopes in you will ever be put to shame, but shame will come on those who are treacherous without cause. Psalm 25:3 (NIV)

For he will command his angels concerning you to guard you in all your ways. Psalm 91:11 (NIV)

But you, Lord, are a shield around me, my glory, the One who lifts my head high. I call out to the Lord, and he answers me from his holy mountain. Psalm 3:3-4 (NIV)

But the eyes of the Lord are on those who fear him, on those whose hope is in his unfailing love, to deliver them from deathand keep them alive in famine. Psalm 33:18-19 (NIV)

The Lord watches over you—the Lord is your shade at your right hand; the sun will not harm you by day, nor the moon by night. Psalm 121:5-6 (NIV)

Psalms of Hope and Strength

Sometimes, we need the strength of God to get us through troublesome times. He is there! We just need to have faith, continue believing, and keep that spark alive – the one that’s lit for Jesus!

In your righteousness, rescue me and deliver me; turn your ear to me and save me. Be my rock of refuge, to which I can always go; give the command to save me, for you are my rock and my fortress.Psalm 71:1-3 (NIV)

The Lord will keep you from all harm—he will watch over your life; the Lord will watch over your coming and going both now and forevermore. Psalm 121:7-8 (NIV)

In you, Lord, I have taken refuge; let me never be put to shame. Deliver me, my God, from the hand of the wicked, from the grasp of those who are evil and cruel. Psalm 71:4 (NIV)

God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble. Psalm 46:1 (NIV)

We wait in hope for the Lord; He is our help and our shield. In him our hearts rejoice, for we trust in his holy name. Psalm 33:20-21 (NIV)

Whoever dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty. I will say of the Lord, “He is my refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust.” Psalm 91:1-2 (NIV)

For his anger lasts only a moment, but his favor lasts a lifetime; weeping may stay for the night, but rejoicing comes in the morning. When I felt secure, I said, “I will never be shaken.” Psalm 30:5-6 (NIV)

I lift up my eyes to the mountains—Where does my help come from? My help comes from the Lord, the Maker of heaven and earth. Psalm 121:1-2 (NIV)

The Lord is my light and my salvation—whom shall I fear? The Lord is the stronghold of my life—of whom shall I be afraid?Psalm 27:1 (NIV)

More Bible Verses About Hope

These verses have always given me hope and comfort, and I hope they will do the same for you! If you need to, read the entire chapter surrounding the text to really understand what the author meant when he wrote these words!

And hope does not put us to shame, because God’s love has been poured out into our hearts through the Holy Spirit, who has been given to us. Romans 5:5 (NIV)

For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” Jeremiah 29:11 (NIV)

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 (NIV)

How to Apply Psalms of Hope to Your Life

There are a few ways that you can apply the Psalms to your life. 

Memorize Scriptures

You might consider memorizing Bible verses to help you in dire situations. Having the Word of God in your heart during times of trouble can truly be beneficial. Start small, and memorize something you are already familiar with. This will make for an easy road!

Use Scripture Cards

Another idea is to create prayer cards or scripture cards with the various Psalms on them. Pick out your favorite verses and write them out on colored index cards, or add washi tape to really create a decorative touch!

Pray the Psalms

You can simply read your Bible and pray the Psalms to God when you feel the urge to do so! This is a great way to connect with God and build a relationship with Him that will be everlasting! Isn’t that the ultimate goal – to have a relationship with our Creator?

However you apply the Psalms to your life, we hope you enjoy placing the words of God on your heart in a meaningful way. Do what works best for you, and your heart, soul, and mind will thank you!!

A Prayer for Hope

Dear Heavenly Father,

I come before you as a humble servant and ask You to ease my pain and suffering. Lord, bless my life in only the ways that You can and teach me to be more like our Lord Jesus Christ in everything I do. 

Lord God, please teach me patience and perseverance. I want to be the soldier You would be proud of, but my days are hard. I believe You can deliver me from the discomfort I face. Thank You for the many blessings I have.

In Your Son’s Name,


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Final Thoughts on These Psalms of Hope

My hope is that the Word of God comforts you during the trials and tribulations in your life. As you read the Psalms of hope, really embrace the words of God. They are meant to provide you with encouragement that you cannot find elsewhere – a comfort during tough times!

Allow your heart and soul to read the Psalms of hope and really touch your whole being. The more you read the Bible and study the Psalms in order to find comfort and hope, the easier it will be to find that encouragement that you are longing for!

When I joined Celebrate Recovery, a Christ-centered recovery program, I was at one of the lowest points in my life. Reading the Psalms helped tremendously!

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