Daily Hope Devotionals - 1 John 1

A Fresh Start After Sexual Sin

God’s standards never change: Premarital sex is unacceptable. It always has been. It always will be. Living together without getting married is unacceptable to God. It always has been. It always will be. Adultery—being unfaithful … Continue reading A Fresh Start After Sexual Sin

Why You Should Always Choose Forgiveness

If you are unwilling to forgive someone and you don’t want God to forgive them either, that reveals bitterness and resentment in your life. If you want someone else to be punished but you expect … Continue reading Why You Should Always Choose Forgiveness

Let Go of Your Self-defeating Lies

We lie to ourselves all the time: “I haven’t gained any weight.” “I’m not hurting anyone.” “No one even noticed.” But one lie is more dangerous than most: “It’s not really a problem.” We tell … Continue reading Let Go of Your Self-defeating Lies

Four Benefits of Admitting Your Mistakes

The fastest way to build community is through admitting your mistakes. But why in the world would anybody risk honesty? Because it’s worth the risk. God says there are four benefits of being honest about … Continue reading Four Benefits of Admitting Your Mistakes

Love Helps Us Face the Truth

When you believe a lie, you can’t make the changes you really need—which leads to self-defeat.  Maybe you’re believing a lie about what will make you happy, about what God is really like, or about … Continue reading Love Helps Us Face the Truth

God’s Plan to Bring You to Heaven

Every human that has ever lived has faced the same problem: Their sin separates them from God. But the Bible offers a simple, straightforward solution, “the most joyful news ever announced, and it is for … Continue reading God’s Plan to Bring You to Heaven

How Do You Keep a Clear Conscience?

Feeling guilty or ashamed can cause you to lose your happiness. You’ve got to get rid of guilt and maintain a clear conscience if you want to be happy—because you cannot feel guilty and be … Continue reading How Do You Keep a Clear Conscience?

The Only Way to Get a Fresh Start

Several years ago, New York City officials built a water disinfection facility using ultraviolet light to destroy germs and disinfect the city’s drinking water, which is funneled in from about 100 miles away. Instead of … Continue reading The Only Way to Get a Fresh Start

You Don’t Have to Be Perfect to Be Used By God

If you want to be used by God, you don’t have to be a perfect person—but you do need to purify your heart. The Bible says in 2 Timothy 2:21, “Therefore, if anyone cleanses himself … Continue reading You Don’t Have to Be Perfect to Be Used By God

A Fresh Start Begins with Repentance

The path to a fresh start and a clear conscience begins with repentance. What does it mean to repent? It means three things: First, take responsibility for your sin. Second, turn away from those things. … Continue reading A Fresh Start Begins with Repentance