Daily Hope Devotional

Seeking a Feeling Is Not Worship

By Rick Warren — May 2, 2017
Yesterday we saw that David frequently complained of God’s apparent absence. But the truth is, God hadn’t really left David, just as God will never leave you. He has promised repeatedly, “I will never leave … Continue reading Seeking a Feeling Is Not Worship

God Is Real, No Matter How You Feel

By Rick Warren — May 1, 2017
It is easy to worship God when things are going great in your life — when he has provided food, friends, family, health, and happy situations. But circumstances are not always pleasant. How do you … Continue reading God Is Real, No Matter How You Feel

Working Together to Bring People to Jesus

By Rick Warren — April 30, 2017
You and I have been given the same mission that Jesus had. It’s one of the most critical acts of mercy we can take. The Bible says, “[God] reconciled us to himself through Christ and … Continue reading Working Together to Bring People to Jesus

How to Be a Peacemaker (Part 2)

By Rick Warren — April 29, 2017
Peacemaking isn’t a well-developed skill in our world today, but it’s a skill that can be learned. In fact, Jesus calls all believers to be peacemakers. In yesterday’s devotional, I shared three keys to biblical … Continue reading How to Be a Peacemaker (Part 2)

How to Be a Peacemaker (Part 1)

By Rick Warren — April 28, 2017
Our natural tendency is to hate our enemies or at least to avoid them at all cost. But if you run from conflict, you’re going to be miserable most of your life. Jesus calls us … Continue reading How to Be a Peacemaker (Part 1)

Take the High Ground for a Clear Perspective

By Rick Warren — April 27, 2017
We all have EGRs (people with Extra Grace Required) in our lives. They annoy us, anger us, frustrate us, and test us. But they also help us grow. God calls us to demonstrate mercy to … Continue reading Take the High Ground for a Clear Perspective

Stay Out of the Mud

By Rick Warren — April 26, 2017
Retaliation never works with EGRs (Extra Grace Required people). It tends to escalate whatever problem you’re encountering. Over the last few devotionals I’ve shared with you the first four steps in dealing with people who … Continue reading Stay Out of the Mud

Hold Your Tongue About EGRs

By Rick Warren — April 25, 2017
If you don’t have trouble with my first three suggestions for how to deal with those frustrating Extra Grace Required people (EGRs) in your life (look behind their behavior, refuse to be offended, and cut … Continue reading Hold Your Tongue About EGRs

Cut People Some Slack

By Rick Warren — April 24, 2017
Everybody has bad days. Kay knows that I have two touchy times every week. I’m touchy on Saturday afternoon because I’m focused on the message I am about to preach. And the other time I’m … Continue reading Cut People Some Slack

A Tender Heart and a Tough Hide

By Rick Warren — April 23, 2017
In yesterday’s devotional, I wrote that we need to look at the pain behind the behavior of people who need extra grace. We learned that hurt people hurt people. We can’t stop there, though. We … Continue reading A Tender Heart and a Tough Hide