Daily Hope Devotionals - Adversity

Do Good to Those Who Oppose You

When you’re persecuted, harassed, or facing opposition, you need to respond with a blessing. Jesus says in Luke 6:27-29, “Love your enemies! Do good to those who hate you. Bless those who curse you. Pray … Continue reading Do Good to Those Who Oppose You

Who’s the Real Source of Opposition?

When you face opposition because of your faith, you need to recognize its source. It’s not other people. It’s not your coworkers. It’s not a political party. It’s not a competitor. The pressure you feel … Continue reading Who’s the Real Source of Opposition?

You Only Need God’s Approval

When you stand for the truth and do what’s right, there’s no need to be ashamed or embarrassed. The Bible says in 1 Peter 4:16, “It is no shame to suffer for being a Christian. … Continue reading You Only Need God’s Approval

When Opposed, Choose Worship Over Worry

Christianity is not for weaklings, wimps, or the faint of heart. It takes courageous men and women to follow Jesus. What is it costing you to follow Christ? Unlike many believers around the world, you … Continue reading When Opposed, Choose Worship Over Worry

God Is Always Present, Regardless of How You Feel

When you are a baby Christian, God gives you a lot of confirming emotions and often answers the most immature, self-centered prayers so you’ll know he exists. But as you grow in faith, he will … Continue reading God Is Always Present, Regardless of How You Feel

Why Pain Keeps You from Greater Harm

Sometimes God uses pain to protect you and guard you. Pain in one area can keep you from having an even worse pain in another area; it protects you from greater harm. In this way, … Continue reading Why Pain Keeps You from Greater Harm

Margin Helps You Plan for Problems

You need margin in your life because it’s inevitable that you’re going to have problems—and margin gives you the space you need to address them. Plans are good. The Bible says you ought to plan; … Continue reading Margin Helps You Plan for Problems

Surrender Your Defense to God

King David knew what it meant to be attacked emotionally, verbally, and physically. As a young man, he was anointed by the prophet Samuel to be the next king of Israel, but Saul was still … Continue reading Surrender Your Defense to God

What’s on the Other Side of Your Troubles?

When a crisis hits, you have to do the smart things necessary to get through it. You listen to God’s Word and godly advice, you make good choices, and you keep moving forward while remembering … Continue reading What’s on the Other Side of Your Troubles?

Where Is God When You’re in Pain?

God shares the pain of every single person—including you. When you’re hurting, he isn’t distant, aloof, or unfeeling. He is aware of your pain, and he cares. And he even shares the pain with you. … Continue reading Where Is God When You’re in Pain?