Daily Hope Devotional

Why Hope Isn’t the Same as Optimism

By Rick Warren — May 23, 2017
Life often brings you matters that are difficult to swallow, like a sickness, a job loss, or the death of a friend or family member. Those pills are bitter going down, and we often choke … Continue reading Why Hope Isn’t the Same as Optimism

Where Do I Find Real Hope?

By Rick Warren — May 22, 2017
At the end of World War II, a U.S. submarine came back to dock at Newport News, Va. As it came into port, something terrible happened, and the submarine began to sink. The Coast Guard … Continue reading Where Do I Find Real Hope?

Change Something, Change You

By Rick Warren — May 21, 2017
You can’t change everything. But you can change you. When your life feels like it’s falling apart, knowing what you can change — and what you can’t change — can make all the difference. You … Continue reading Change Something, Change You

Get Alone with God, and Wait

By Rick Warren — May 20, 2017
When life seems to be falling apart, your most “spiritual” decision may be a surprise: Get alone with God, and wait. The Bible says in Lamentations 3:28, “When life is heavy and hard to take, … Continue reading Get Alone with God, and Wait

Does God Owe Us an Explanation?

By Rick Warren — May 19, 2017
We all go through a time when our lives seem to be falling apart. We lose our job. A relationship falls apart. Someone dies. Our health takes a turn for the worse. In those times, … Continue reading Does God Owe Us an Explanation?

Don’t Let the Fear of Rejection Keep You Quiet

By Rick Warren — May 18, 2017
The fear of rejection is the main reason most Christians don’t share their faith with other people. We’re afraid of what others will think. God has given us Good News, yet we’re scared to share … Continue reading Don’t Let the Fear of Rejection Keep You Quiet

Let God’s Acceptance Save You from Fear

By Rick Warren — May 17, 2017
It’s hard for any of us to truly understand how unique and valuable we are to God. And that’s why we’re vulnerable to the fear of rejection, because we’re full of self-doubt. And that’s why … Continue reading Let God’s Acceptance Save You from Fear

Let God’s Salvation Save You from Fear

By Rick Warren — May 16, 2017
I love the way my wife Kay watches horror movies. If something like Alien comes on television, she turns on every light in the room and sometimes pulls up the comforter to cover her eyes. … Continue reading Let God’s Salvation Save You from Fear

Let God’s Approval Save You from Fear

By Rick Warren — May 15, 2017
Advertising manipulates us all the time: “Buy this product, or you’ll miss out on life!” or “You’d be a fool not to take advantage of this sale!” Have you ever bought something you didn’t want … Continue reading Let God’s Approval Save You from Fear

Let God’s Love Save You from Fear

By Rick Warren — May 14, 2017
The fear of rejection comes from all directions: your marriage, your family, your parents, at school, at work, from former friends, from disappointments, from criticisms, from just a look. We even have the expression, “If … Continue reading Let God’s Love Save You from Fear