I couldn't narrow it down to one verse that embodies this word for me, so I will have to use two.
"Without wavering, let us hold tightly to the hope we say we have, for God can be trusted to keep his promise." - Hebrews 10:23 (NLT)
"So be strong and take courage, all you who put your hope in the Lord." - Psalm 31:24 (NLT)
Have you chosen a Word of the Year for 2013? It's not too late! Post a comment with your word, and the reason behind your choice, or link to your blog where you have posted about it!
Happy New Year, friends!