Daily Hope Devotional

The most important word to remember for your spiritual journey may be a surprising one: no. Your faith journey is a long one. Too many people start off well in their spiritual journey but putter … Continue reading The Word “No” Is Important for Your Spiritual Journey

Your Heavenly Cheering Squad

By Rick Warren — February 9, 2024
from The Invisible War
Home field advantage can mean everything in sports. Teams often have a far better record for games played at home than those on the road. When a team has someone cheering them on, they can … Continue reading Your Heavenly Cheering Squad

When You Feel Like Giving Up

By Rick Warren — February 8, 2024
from The Invisible War
It’s not easy to live by faith. We live in a broken world. The weather doesn’t work right. Our bodies don’t work right. Our relationships don’t work right. When God sent Adam out of Eden, … Continue reading When You Feel Like Giving Up
Your witness to the world will come out of your weaknesses, not your strengths. A lot of people have it backwards: They think the world is impressed by Christians’ prosperity. That doesn’t impress the world. … Continue reading Your Weaknesses Shape Your Witness to the World

The Best Use of Your Deepest Pain

By Rick Warren — February 6, 2024
from Rethinking Your Life
When you’re going through pain, you can choose to focus on yourself or on other people. When you choose to focus on serving other hurting people, that’s called redemptive suffering. It is the highest and … Continue reading The Best Use of Your Deepest Pain

Let Your Pain Draw You Closer to Others

By Rick Warren — February 5, 2024
from Rethinking Your Life
Suffering changes you. It can turn you away from self-centeredness and toward caring more about other people in pain. One important way you can use your pain for good is to draw closer to others. … Continue reading Let Your Pain Draw You Closer to Others

Let Your Pain Draw You Nearer to God

By Rick Warren — February 4, 2024
from Rethinking Your Life
When anything painful happens to you, you’ve got a choice: You can run to God, or you can run from God. If you’re running away from God, what are you running to? Who could help … Continue reading Let Your Pain Draw You Nearer to God

Learn to Relax in Your Limitations

By Rick Warren — February 3, 2024
from Rethinking Your Life
You’re always going to get discouraged when you try to be a superhero and do more than is humanly possible. You need a more realistic view of yourself: You can’t fix everybody’s problems. You can’t … Continue reading Learn to Relax in Your Limitations

It’s Not About You

By Rick Warren — February 2, 2024
from Rethinking Your Life
The more you lead a self-focused life, the more you’re prone to discouragement. Every time you forget that it’s not about you, you’re going to get prideful or fearful or bitter. Those feelings will always … Continue reading It’s Not About You

Be Who God Created You to Be

By Rick Warren — February 1, 2024
from Rethinking Your Life
Nothing is more discouraging than trying to be something you’re not. If you maintain a façade because you’re afraid that other people might find out who you are or that God might not love you, … Continue reading Be Who God Created You to Be