Ep 21: How to Find Hope During Hard Times - Vibrant Christian Living

Ep 21: How to Find Hope During Hard Times

What is the definition of hope, and how can we have hope during trials?
What does it mean to hope in God during hard times? Is hope just wishful thinking? 
Today’s podcast episode tackles these (and many other) big questions about how to find hope when life hurts. Plus you’ll hear more than a dozen hope Bible verses that will encourage your soul during hard times!

Is it just giving ourselves affirmations of what how we want things to be? How can we honestly have hope when our emotional selves are suffering and we have real needs that aren’t being met? How do we handle that tension? 
In today’s episode you’ll learn:
  • A powerful definition of hope you can memorize that will bring encouragement
  • Why hope starts with confident surrendered trust in God
  • Why faith is a critical piece of godly hope in trials
  • What the Bible says about hope in hard times

12 Bible Verses About Hope

We mention several bible verses about hope in this episode. Each of these hope Bible verses support the definition of hope shared in the episode:

Hope is a confident, surrendered trust in God with the expectation of fulfillment.


Here’s a list of powerful Bible verses about hope during hard times that you can study on your own:

Free Worksheet: 6 Steps to Better Decision Making

A huge part of finding hope in a trial is the ability to make confident, wise decisions through the difficult moments.
That’s why I want to give you a free resource–6 Steps to Better Decision Making. This 6-step process is what I use with my clients to help them walk through a big decision they need to make, and it can really help you find hope as you move confidently through this difficult trial.

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And don’t forget to download the FREE WORKSHEET on Better Decision Making!


About Alicia Michelle

Alicia Michelle is a Christian life coach, host of the Vibrant Christian Living Podcast, and founder of the VibrantChristianLiving.com community. Alicia is passionate about empowering women to discover their best selves by overcoming their obstacles and boldly following God’s amazing plan for their lives. Alicia is also the creator of the 5Rs Bible Study™ Method, a simple plan for anyone to understand and apply biblical truth in under 10 minutes a day as part of a daily Bible time. She’s written several Bible studies that use the 5Rs Bible Study™ Method to draw women and families closer to God. In addition, Alicia is a homeschool mom of four very vibrant children (ages 16 to 7), is married to her best friend and husband of 18 years, and loves their country life together.

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