Daily Hope Devotional

Opening Our Eyes to the Needs Around Us

By Rick Warren — April 18, 2017
Few passages in Scripture give us a more complete view of mercy than Jesus’ Parable of the Good Samaritan. In this memorable parable, we can learn four specific lessons about how we can demonstrate mercy. … Continue reading Opening Our Eyes to the Needs Around Us

Three Responses to People in Need

By Rick Warren — April 17, 2017
Probably the most famous story in the Bible about unexpected kindness is the Parable of the Good Samaritan. Jesus told this story to show us what it looks like to love people who are hurting. … Continue reading Three Responses to People in Need

Living for Heaven’s Sake

By Rick Warren — April 16, 2017
Heaven changes everything about how you live today. If you’re headed to Heaven (and after yesterday’s devotional, I hope you are), then that reality should impact how you live here on earth. Your value system … Continue reading Living for Heaven’s Sake

Unraveling the Mystery of Heaven

By Rick Warren — April 15, 2017
My family lived in Northern California when I was a little boy. One time we took a family vacation to Disneyland in Southern California. As we were driving, my dad tried to explain to me … Continue reading Unraveling the Mystery of Heaven

The Cross Says ‘Let It Go’

By Rick Warren — April 14, 2017
Forgiveness is free. But it’s not cheap. It cost Jesus Christ his life. And it’s also not easy. Forgiveness can only occur when the offended person volunteers to assume the debt and not to get … Continue reading The Cross Says ‘Let It Go’

Why You Can’t Forgive Someone Too Much

By Rick Warren — April 13, 2017
We all have sources of irritation in our lives — people who repeatedly hurt us or mistreat us. The last thing we want to do is forgive them. Peter had a similar concern, so one … Continue reading Why You Can’t Forgive Someone Too Much

Why Should We Show Mercy?

By Rick Warren — April 12, 2017
No characteristic describes God more fully than mercy. It’s the first trait that God uses to describe himself in Scripture. It’s also an important characteristic for any serious follower of Jesus to develop. If it’s … Continue reading Why Should We Show Mercy?

God’s Number One Characteristic

By Rick Warren — April 11, 2017
God’s number one characteristic in the Bible isn’t his sovereignty, omniscience, omnipotence, omnipresence, anger, or justice. It’s his mercy. The world wants us to portray God as someone who is completely focused upon judgment. But … Continue reading God’s Number One Characteristic

God, Why Is This Happening to Me?

By Rick Warren — April 10, 2017
In his pain and despair, Job asked a lot of legitimate questions: “Why let people go on living in misery? Why give light to those in grief” (Job 3:20 GNT). This “why” question is human … Continue reading God, Why Is This Happening to Me?

Where Do You Turn for Help?

By Rick Warren — April 9, 2017
When we go through major disappointments in life, our natural reaction is to pull back and isolate ourselves. We want to handle it ourselves. We want to keep our losses and failures and mistakes and … Continue reading Where Do You Turn for Help?