Daily Hope Devotional

Peace with People Follows Peace with God

By Rick Warren — May 19, 2021
When you have conflict, focus on reconciliation, not resolution. There’s a big difference between those two words. Reconciliation means re-establishing the relationship. Resolution means resolving every issue. In most cases, resolution isn’t going to happen—there … Continue reading Peace with People Follows Peace with God

Fix the Problem, Not the Blame

By Rick Warren — May 18, 2021
You only have a certain amount of emotional energy. When you’re trying to resolve conflict, you can use that energy either to fix the blame or to fix the problem. You don’t have enough energy … Continue reading Fix the Problem, Not the Blame

Courageous People Resolve Conflict

By Rick Warren — May 17, 2021
God wants you to live at peace with everyone. Why? Because unresolved conflict has three devastating effects in life. First, it blocks your fellowship with God. When you’re out of harmony with others, you can’t … Continue reading Courageous People Resolve Conflict

Anger Yields Anger, Wisdom Yields Patience

By Rick Warren — May 16, 2021
Hurt people hurt people. When someone hurts you, it’s because they’ve been hurt. Unkind people don’t feel kindness themselves. Unloving people feel unloved. When someone is rude, bitter, unkind, sarcastic, mean-spirited, or arrogant, they are … Continue reading Anger Yields Anger, Wisdom Yields Patience

The Cost of Anger

By Rick Warren — May 15, 2021
When someone is angry with you, it’s easy to show anger in return. But before you allow yourself to get mad back, calculate what you’re going to lose. Calculate the cost of anger. The Bible … Continue reading The Cost of Anger

Wise People Choose Mercy

By Rick Warren — May 14, 2021
The Bible says wisdom “is full of mercy and the fruit of good deeds” (James 3:17 NLT). In other words—even when people mess up, sin, fumble, and fail—it’s wise to show grace. God is both the wisest and … Continue reading Wise People Choose Mercy

Wise People Consider Other People’s Feelings

By Rick Warren — May 13, 2021
Do you know two of the biggest mistakes people make in relationships? One, they react to what someone says without considering how that person feels. Two, they invalidate someone’s feelings because they don’t feel that … Continue reading Wise People Consider Other People’s Feelings

How to Be Wise in Relationships

By Rick Warren — May 12, 2021
Wise people are peacemakers, not troublemakers. Wise people don’t carry a chip on their shoulder. They’re not always looking for a fight. And they don’t intentionally antagonize other people.  The fact is, if you’re around … Continue reading How to Be Wise in Relationships

God’s Spirit Is Working in You

By Rick Warren — May 11, 2021
It’s the Holy Spirit’s job to produce Christlike character in you. The Bible says, “The Lord . . . makes us more and more like him as we are changed into his glorious image” (2 … Continue reading God’s Spirit Is Working in You

God’s Goal: Your Character, Not Your Comfort

By Rick Warren — May 10, 2021
Many religions and philosophies promote the old lie that humans are divine or can become gods. Let me be absolutely clear: You will never become God or even a god. That prideful lie is Satan’s … Continue reading God’s Goal: Your Character, Not Your Comfort