Daily Hope Devotional

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?

Don’t Stuff Your Pain, Tell God About It

By Rick Warren — April 8, 2017
Think you’ve had a bad day? The biblical character of Job had a Ph.D. in pain and loss. In the very first chapter of Job, after everything fell apart in his life, “Job stood up, … Continue reading Don’t Stuff Your Pain, Tell God About It

Convictions Help Us Live Like We Believe

By Rick Warren — April 7, 2017
Dictionaries usually define “conviction” as a fixed or strong belief. Conviction is really much more than that. Your convictions include your values, commitments, and motivations. I like the definition of conviction I once heard from … Continue reading Convictions Help Us Live Like We Believe

For Uncommon Courage, Open God’s Word

By Rick Warren — April 6, 2017
Faced with attacks on a biblical worldview, how do you live with uncommon courage? There are two things you need to do: 1. You need to accept God’s Word as your authority. Why? Because it … Continue reading For Uncommon Courage, Open God’s Word

Learn How to Clarify Your Worldview

By Rick Warren — April 5, 2017
To live with uncommon courage and stand up for Christ, you have to learn how to clarify your worldview — the foundation on which you base your beliefs. You also have to understand the non-Christian … Continue reading Learn How to Clarify Your Worldview

How to Have Uncommon Courage

By Rick Warren — April 4, 2017
In a world full of ideas and beliefs that go against God’s Word, God wants you to have an uncommon courage and stand up for what you know is true and right. Everyone else is … Continue reading How to Have Uncommon Courage

We Know God’s Truth Through Jesus Christ

By Rick Warren — April 3, 2017
The Bible says that Jesus was full of grace and truth. Truth is not a principle. Truth is a person. Truth is Jesus Christ. One of the clearest and best-known statements by Jesus is this: … Continue reading We Know God’s Truth Through Jesus Christ