Daily Hope Devotional

It’s Time to Tend to the Soil

By Rick Warren — June 1, 2023
from 40 Days in the Word
Gardeners know that you can take the exact same seed and plant it in three different locations and get three different results. In one spot, you may get giant tomatoes. In another, you may get … Continue reading It’s Time to Tend to the Soil
When you’re persecuted, harassed, or facing opposition, you need to respond with a blessing. Jesus says in Luke 6:27-29, “Love your enemies! Do good to those who hate you. Bless those who curse you. Pray … Continue reading Do Good to Those Who Oppose You
When you face opposition because of your faith, you need to recognize its source. It’s not other people. It’s not your coworkers. It’s not a political party. It’s not a competitor. The pressure you feel … Continue reading Who’s the Real Source of Opposition?

You Only Need God’s Approval

By Rick Warren — May 29, 2023
from The Keys to a Blessed Life
When you stand for the truth and do what’s right, there’s no need to be ashamed or embarrassed. The Bible says in 1 Peter 4:16, “It is no shame to suffer for being a Christian. … Continue reading You Only Need God’s Approval
When you want to repair a relationship where there is conflict, you have to focus on reconciliation, not resolution. And there’s a big difference between the two.  Reconciliation means reestablishing the relationship. It doesn’t mean … Continue reading Work for Reconciliation, Not Resolution
Christianity is not for weaklings, wimps, or the faint of heart. It takes courageous men and women to follow Jesus. What is it costing you to follow Christ? Unlike many believers around the world, you … Continue reading When Opposed, Choose Worship Over Worry
When you feel pressured by the world because you love Jesus and other people don’t, you need to remember three things: 1. Opposition can make you more like Jesus. Jesus says in John 15:18-20, “If … Continue reading Three Things to Remember When You’re Opposed
When you meet someone to resolve a conflict, you first have to confess your part of the problem. Then you need to listen for the other person’s hurt and perspective. In every conflict—from our personal … Continue reading How to Be Like Jesus in Conflict
One of the most important life skills you need to learn is conflict resolution. If you don’t learn it, you’ll spend much of your life miserable—because we’re imperfect people and we have conflict almost every … Continue reading The First Step Toward Resolving Conflict
The vast majority of people pay no attention to eternity. They’re living for the here and now, which is a waste. Everything that’s “here and now” isn’t going to matter in five minutes, much less … Continue reading How to Live in Light of Eternity