40 Inspirational Bible Verses about Spring + Easter Devotional

by | From the Nest, Holidays

There is no better season to teach us about hope than spring and no more beautiful way than the Easter message. Easter is the story of hope!  Enjoy 40 favorite inspirational Bible verses about spring and Easter!

I get it.  You’re tired.  I’m tired too.  In fact, it feels like the entire world is tired this year.  For the past few years now, we have encouraged one another to take things a day at a time, that things will get better, that there is still hope.  In fact, in this post, we will take a look at 40 inspirational Bible verses for spring that offer hope for the Easter season!

And yet, over the years, we have literally watched destruction, death, depression, wars, and rumors of wars…right on our own doorstep.  Not just to “other people”, but to us.  To our friends, our co-workers, our family, our community.

And yet, another Easter message rolls around, ringing ever so loudly with the message of hope and time of renewal, if only we are intentional to hear it.

As I have reflected upon the Easter message and verses about hope and the spring season over the past few weeks, a few thoughts have been resonating with my heart.  Today, on this Easter Sunday, perhaps it will inspire a little extra hope and a fresh start for you too.  

40 Inspirational Bible Verses about Spring + Easter Devotional

A message of Hope.

“When the Sabbath was over, Mary Magdalene, Mary the mother of James, and Salome bought spices so that they might go to anoint Jesus’  body.  Very early on the first day of the week, just after sunrise, they were on their way to the tomb and they asked each other, “Who will roll the stone away from the entrance of the tomb?”  But when they looked up, they saw that the stone, which was very large, had been rolled away.”  Mark 16:1-4

 

I really enjoy history and I especially love thinking about history from varied perspectives of the characters involved.  The history of that first Easter is certainly no different.  When I try to place myself in the shoes of these ladies, heartbroken friends of Jesus, the significance of the stone at the tomb seems overwhelming.

They must have been exhausted.  Grief and trauma, compounded with senselessness and unfairness…it all must have left them ever so tired.  And yet, they carried on, purchasing the spices and making the walk to just do the next thing.  Really, the only thing they knew to do to show their faithfulness to their friend, their Messiah, their Jesus, the God of hope.

When physical or mental weariness, pain, grief, or discouragement threaten to overwhelm you, just do the next thing.  The next day, the next hour, the next minute.  

 

Dare I say, there must have been a sense of frustration, too.  In the midst of trying to do the right thing, it seemed impossible.  How on earth would they move that incredibly large, impossibly heavy stone?

The right thing can sometimes, oftentimes, feel impossible and like a heavy burden.  But it’s still the right thing.  Carry on.

 

Right in the middle of their frustration and weariness, they discovered the miracle.  The stone that they would never be able to move on their own had been taken care of.  The way had been made.  The impossible happened.

“As they entered the tomb, they saw a young man dressed in a white robe sitting on the right side, and they were alarmed.  “Don’t be alarmed,” he said.  “You are looking for Jesus the Nazarene, who was crucified.  He has risen!  He is not here!”

The miracle usually isn’t in the obvious or expected.  Hope doesn’t follow a common path.

The very large, very heavy stone you’re facing probably won’t be moved in the way you expect.  I don’t know what that stone is: physical concerns, broken relationships, financial burdens, challenges at work, loss, grief, anger, fear…you name it.  And if there is no heavy stone in your path right now, life will make sure one appears at some point.  It is the nature of the fallen world we live in here on Earth.

I don’t know when, nor how, that stone that looms large, right in the middle of your path, will be moved.

But history…the Easter message…teaches us to hope, regardless of how heavy or large the stone may be.

It’s not yours or mine to move.

This Easter, can we recognize the impossibility of moving the stone ourselves and leave the impossible up to God?

Can we recognize that all of these human emotions are real, and yet, hope conquers all?

The great and amazing love and grace of God carries all the hope for all humanity, and that includes you and me too.

The message of Easter is a season of renewal, of hope.

People who have it all together and aren’t beaten down, tired, and worn from life aren’t searching for hope.  But if, this Easter, you find yourself feeling a bit tired from the heaviness of the world, then know that the Easter message is for you.

“For in this hope we are saved.  But hope that is seen is no hope at all.  Who hopes for what they already have?”  Romans 8:24

“I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace.  In this world you will have trouble.  But take heart!  I have overcome the world.”  John 16:33

 

Favorite Inspirational Bible Verses for the Season of Spring

Forget the former things; do not dwell on the past.  See, I am doing a new thing; now it springs forth, do you not perceive it?  I will make a way in the wilderness and rivers in the desert.  Isaiah 43:18-19

Let heaven celebrate!  Let the earth rejoice!  Let the sea and everything in it roar!  Let the countryside and everything in it celebrate!  Then all the trees of the forest too will shout out joyfully.  Psalm 96:11-12 CEB

This is what God the Lord says–the Creator of the heavens, who stretches them out, who spreads out the earth with all that springs from it, who gives breath to its people, and life to those who walk on it.  Isaiah 42:5

The Lord will guide you always; He will satisfy your needs in a parched land and will strengthen your frame.  You will be like a well-watered garden, like a spring whose waters never fail.  Isaiah 58:11

But not a single sparrow can fall to the ground without your Father knowing it.  Matthew 10:29

He fills my life with good things.  Psalm 103:5

See!  The winter is past; the winter rains are over and gone.  Flowers appear on the earth; the season of singing has come, the cooing of doves is heard in. Song of Solomon 2:11-13

Oh, that we might know the Lord!  Let us press on to know him.  He will respond to us as surely as the arrival of dawn or the coming of rains in early spring.  Hosea 6:3

Yet God has made everything beautiful for its own time.  Ecclesiastes 3:11

For I will pour water on the thirsty land, and streams on the dry ground; I will pour out my Spirit on your offspring and my blessing upon your descendants.  They will spring up like grass in a meadow, like poplar trees by flowing streams.  Isaiah 44:3-4 NIV

That person is like a tree planted by streams of water, which yields its fruit in season and whose leaf does not wither–whatever they do prospers.  Psalm 1:3

Let my teaching fall like rain and my words descend like dew, like showers on new grass, like abundant rain on tender plants.  Deuteronomy 32:2

Ask the Lord for rain in the springtime; it is the Lord who sends the thunderstorms.  He gives showers of rain to all people and plants of the field to everyone.  Zechariah 10:1

Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ!  In his great mercy he has given us new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead.  1 Peter 1:3

For since death came through a man, the resurrection of the dead comes also through a man.  For as in Adam all die, so in Christ all will be made alive.  1 Corinthians 15:21-22

This hope we have as an anchor of the soul, both sure and steadfast, and which enters the Presence behind the veil.  Hebrews 6:19 NKJV

That having been justified by His grace we should become heirs according to the hope of eternal life.  Titus 3:7 NKJV

Why are you cast down, O my soul?  And why are you disquieted within me?  Hope in God; for I shall yet praise Him, the help of my countenance and my God.  Psalm 43:5 NKJV

You shall go out with joy and be led forth in peace; the mountains and hills will burst into song before you and all the trees of the field will clap their hands.  Isaiah 55:12

And I will make showers come down in their season; there will be abundant showers of blessing.  Ezekiel 34:26

You gave abundant showers, O God, you refreshed your weary inheritance.  Psalm 68:9

I will open rivers in high places and fountains in the midst of valleys.  I will make the wilderness a pool of water and the dry land springs of water.  Isaiah 41:18

But whosoever drinketh of the water that I shall give him shall never thirst; but the water that I shall give him shall be in him a well of water springing up into everlasting life.  John 4:14

And it shall come to pass in that day that the mountains shall drop down new wine and the hills shall overflow with milk, and all the rivers of Judah shall flow with waters, and a fountain shall come forth of the house of the Lord, and shall water the valley of Shittim.  Joel 3:18

See how the flowers of the field grow.  They do not labor or spin.  Yet I tell you that not even Solomon in all his splendor was dressed like one of these.  Matthew 6:26-30 NIV

Create in me a clean heart, O God, and put a new and right spirit within me.  Do not cast me away from your presence and do not take your holy spirit from me.  Restore to me the joy of your salvation and sustain in me a willing spirit.  Psalm 51:10-12 NRSV

Faithfulness springs up from the ground and righteousness looks down from the sky.  Yes, the Lord will give what is good and our land will yield its increase.  Psalm 85:11-13 ESV

The burning sand will become a pool, the thirsty ground bubbling springs.  In the haunts where jackals once lay, grass and reeds and papyrus will grow.  Isaiah 35:7

Therefor if anyone is in Christ, he is a new (life) creation.  The old has passed away; behold, the new has come.  2 Corinthians 5:17

Bright eyes gladden the heart; good news puts fat on the bones.  Proverbs 15:30

Shout aloud and sing for joy, people of Zion, for great is the Holy One of Israel among you!  Isaiah 12:6

Let us acknowledge the Lord; let us press on to acknowledge him.  As surely as the sun rises, he will appear.  Hosea 6:3

The Lord your God is with you, he is mighty to save.  He will take great delight in you, he will quiet you with his love, he will rejoice over you with singing.  Zephaniah 3:17

What great love the Father has lavished on us that we should be called the children of God!  And that is what we are!  The reason the world does not know us is that it did not know him.  1 John 3:1

Each of you should use whatever gift you have received to serve others, as faithful stewards of God’s grace in its various forms.  1 Peter 4:10

Jesus replied, “Truly I tell you, if you have faith and do not doubt, not only can you do what was done to the fig tree, but also you can say to this mountain, “Go, throw yourself into the sea,” and it will be done.  If you believe, you will receive whatever you ask for in prayer.”  Matthew 21:18-22

For the kingdom of God is not a matter of eating and drinking but of righteousness and peace and joy in the Holy Spirit.  Romans 14:17

Until I come and take you away to a land like your own land, a land of corn and wine, a land of bread and vineyards, a land of olive oil and of honey, that ye may live and not die; and hearken not unto Hezekiah, when he persuadeth you, saying, The Lord will deliver us.  Kings 2:18-32

But as for me, I watch in hope for the Lord, I wait for God my Savior; my God will hear me.  Micah 7:7

I wait for the Lord, my whole being waits, and in His word I put my hope.  Psalm 130:5

 

As you look toward the spring season, Easter, and possibly even new beginnings, I hope these spring Bible verses from God’s Word will be close to your heart.  This Easter, I wish you a Hopeful Easter.. Because that really is the big message of Easter for each and every one of us.  When we recognize that the stone isn’t ours to roll away and He is working in the seemingly impossible, we can rest.  In that hope, we can find joy and peace that pass all understanding.

From our family to yours, Happy Easter!  We will celebrate with all of the fun traditions, time with family, special church services, new outfits for the kids, candy tucked in eggs…all the while remembering the reason for Easter: Hope.

 

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