Daily Hope Devotionals - Anger

How to Earn Respect in Times of Conflict

One of the deepest needs in life is the need to feel respected by others. In fact, Proverbs 22:1 says, “A good reputation and respect are worth much more than silver and gold” (CEV). But … Continue reading How to Earn Respect in Times of Conflict

It’s Smart to Be Patient

Your life has an ebb and flow. Sometimes God wants you to move quickly, but sometimes he wants you to slow down. As Proverbs 14:29 says, “It’s smart to be patient” (CEV). Today and tomorrow … Continue reading It’s Smart to Be Patient

More Mercy, More Like Jesus

One of the best things you can do for your family is to show them mercy. Mercy is love in action. So when you overlook irritations and choose to be kind to your family—even when … Continue reading More Mercy, More Like Jesus

Three Questions to Ask About Your Feelings

What are human desires? They’re your emotions and your affections. And once you become a Christ-follower, your life should be controlled by God’s will, not by how you feel. The Bible says in 1 Peter … Continue reading Three Questions to Ask About Your Feelings

Don’t Stuff Your Pain; Tell God About It

Think you’ve had a bad day? Job would understand; he practically had a PhD in pain and loss. In the very first chapter of Job, everything in his life fell apart. His response? “Job stood … Continue reading Don’t Stuff Your Pain; Tell God About It

Choose Grace, Not Bitterness

If you’re still holding on to resentment, then someone is controlling you. Have you ever said, “You make me so mad”? That’s an admission that the other person is controlling you. The only way to … Continue reading Choose Grace, Not Bitterness

Courageous People Resolve Conflict

God wants you to live at peace with everyone. Why? Because unresolved conflict has three devastating effects in life. First, it blocks your fellowship with God. When you’re out of harmony with others, you can’t … Continue reading Courageous People Resolve Conflict

Anger Yields Anger, Wisdom Yields Patience

Hurt people hurt people. When someone hurts you, it’s because they’ve been hurt. Unkind people don’t feel kindness themselves. Unloving people feel unloved. When someone is rude, bitter, unkind, sarcastic, mean-spirited, or arrogant, they are … Continue reading Anger Yields Anger, Wisdom Yields Patience

The Cost of Anger

When someone is angry with you, it’s easy to show anger in return. But before you allow yourself to get mad back, calculate what you’re going to lose. Calculate the cost of anger. The Bible … Continue reading The Cost of Anger

How to Be Wise in Relationships

Wise people are peacemakers, not troublemakers. Wise people don’t carry a chip on their shoulder. They’re not always looking for a fight. And they don’t intentionally antagonize other people.  The fact is, if you’re around … Continue reading How to Be Wise in Relationships