Daily Hope Devotionals - Character

How to Set Goals in Uncertain Times

God is not moved by your complaints, regrets, or wishes. But he is moved by your faith. Matthew 9:29 says, “According to your faith let it be done to you” (NIV). You know you’re acting … Continue reading How to Set Goals in Uncertain Times

Godly Goals Give You Hope to Endure

Yesterday we talked about three reasons you need to set goals. Today we’re going to talk about three more reasons why goal setting is so important that even Jesus set goals for himself. Set goals … Continue reading Godly Goals Give You Hope to Endure

Testing Comes Before Blessing

Some prayers are answered immediately, but others take weeks, months, or even years. You probably know this all too well! But there’s good news: While you’re praying for God’s answer, you’re going to learn some … Continue reading Testing Comes Before Blessing

Great Shepherds Lead with Character and Competence

Integrity is a requirement for leadership—because all leadership is based on trust, and all trust is built on truth. Israel’s King David was one of the greatest leaders in history. The Bible says about him: … Continue reading Great Shepherds Lead with Character and Competence

How to Speak the Truth Plainly

When James tells us not to swear, he’s not talking about profanity. He’s talking about making an oath by referring to something else, as if you don’t have enough integrity in yourself to keep your … Continue reading How to Speak the Truth Plainly

Peaceful Relationships Are Built on Truth

More than ever, the world needs you to be a peacemaker. In the Sermon on the Mount, Jesus said, “Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called children of God” (Matthew 5:9 NIV). Being … Continue reading Peaceful Relationships Are Built on Truth

Your Weaknesses Shape Your Witness to the World

Your witness to the world will come out of your weaknesses, not your strengths. A lot of people have it backwards: They think the world is impressed by Christians’ prosperity. That doesn’t impress the world. … Continue reading Your Weaknesses Shape Your Witness to the World

How Do You Treat People Who Serve You?

One of the greatest tests of your character is how you treat people who are trying to serve you. Whether it’s a waitress, a waiter, a clerk, an employee, a secretary, your children, or your … Continue reading How Do You Treat People Who Serve You?

Every Person Is Worthy of Respect

Respect has become an endangered value over the past few decades. Yet the Bible makes it clear that stable families—and stable societies—are built around respect. The Bible commands us to honor our parents, respect civil … Continue reading Every Person Is Worthy of Respect

Your Destiny Is to Become Like Jesus

From the beginning, God’s plan has been to make you like his Son, Jesus. This is your destiny. God announced this intention at Creation: “Then God said, ‘Let us make human beings in our image … Continue reading Your Destiny Is to Become Like Jesus