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bible verses about the future

Trusting God’s Plan for the Future:

  • Jeremiah 29:11: “For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope.”
  • Matthew 6:33: “But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.”
  • Exodus 14:14: “The Lord will fight for you; you need only to be still.”
  • Proverbs 3:5-6: “Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight.”

Assurance of a Glorious Future:

  • 1 Corinthians 2:9: “However, as it is written: ‘What no eye has seen, what no ear has heard, and what no human mind has conceived’—the things God has prepared for those who love him.”
  • 2 Corinthians 4:17: “For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all.”
  • 2 Peter 3:9: “The Lord is not slow in keeping his promise, as some understand slowness. Instead, he is patient with you, not wanting anyone to perish, but everyone to come to repentance.”
  • Romans 8:28: “And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.”

Seeking Wisdom for the Future:

  • James 1:5: “If any of you lacks wisdom, you should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to you.”
  • Proverbs 9:10: “The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom, and knowledge of the Holy One is understanding.”

Living with Hope and Expectation:

  • Galatians 5:22-23: “But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. Against such things, there is no law.”
  • Romans 15:13: “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.”

Preparing for Christ’s Return:

  • Matthew 24:44: “So you also must be ready because the Son of Man will come at an hour when you do not expect him.”
  • Matthew 24:42: “Therefore keep watch, because you do not know on what day your Lord will come.”

Facing Uncertainty with Faith:

  • Psalm 56:3: “When I am afraid, I put my trust in you.”
  • 1 Peter 5:7: “Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you.”

God’s Sovereignty over the Future:

  • Isaiah 46:9-10: “Remember the former things, those of long ago; I am God, and there is no other; I am God, and there is none like me. I make known the end from the beginning, from ancient times, what is still to come. I say, ‘My purpose will stand, and I will do all that I please.'”
  • Proverbs 19:21: “Many are the plans in a person’s heart, but it is the Lord’s purpose that prevails.”

Seeking Guidance for the Future:

  • Psalm 119:105: “Your word is a lamp for my feet, a light on my path.”
  • Proverbs 16:3: “Commit to the Lord whatever you do, and he will establish your plans.”

Enduring Trials with Hope:

  • James 1:2-3: “Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance.”
  • 1 Peter 5:10: “And after you have suffered a little while, the God of all grace, who has called you to his eternal glory in Christ, will himself restore, confirm, strengthen, and establish you.”