Another Way to Practice Hope – Recite Scripture to Yourself

One way I practice hope is by reciting scripture to myself about the Lord’s goodness.

And what more beautiful passage than this one to recover any lagging hope?



Whether in the middle of the night or in the quiet of an afternoon, when I recall the consistency of the Lord’s love and the never-ending mercy that he gives me, I have hope.

The Lord has been good to me. Therefore I will hope in him.

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I recently memorized this passage, Lamentations 3:11-20, with the Hide His Word group through Do Not Depart. We’re now memorizing Philippians 1 together. The Lord is bringing me hope through those words, too.

4 thoughts on “Another Way to Practice Hope – Recite Scripture to Yourself

  1. Shannon

    I help my daughters memorize Bible verses (well, the older two anyway…my youngest is just 5 months old).
    I’ve been helping them with Lamentations 3:22-23. I think it is so important for them to get this.
    As a mom of three young kids, this passage is one I recite to myself almost every morning!

  2. Linda Stoll

    This is a favorite passage, memorized by accident simply from reading over and over and over again some 25 years ago during a time of sorrow and crisis.

    It’s beloved and I’m grateful to see it here today, Lisa …

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