Daily Hope Devotionals - Character

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

To Be Good at Loving Others, You Have to Practice

Love is a skill. If you struggle to love well, here’s some good news: Love is learned! That means the more you practice, the better you will become at it. No matter how you’ve loved … Continue reading To Be Good at Loving Others, You Have to Practice

God Uses Time to Help You Grow

At the right time, God can do anything instantly. In Isaiah 60:22, God says, “I am the Lord, and when it is time, I will make these things happen quickly” (NCV). This is hard for … Continue reading God Uses Time to Help You Grow

Joseph Chose to Offer Grace

The Christmas story could have gone differently for Joseph. Think about it: God could have chosen to save Joseph a lot of confusion and pain by directly telling him about Baby Jesus. Instead, Joseph has … Continue reading Joseph Chose to Offer Grace

God Will Finish What He Started in You

God always finishes what he starts—and that includes shaping your character. God has been molding your character to be like his Son’s. You were created to be like Christ. But here’s the best part: God … Continue reading God Will Finish What He Started in You

Your Integrity Shows Your Faithfulness

It’s common today to hear people say, “What you do in your private life is nobody’s business.” Well, that isn’t really true. What you do in your private life—behind closed doors or out of view … Continue reading Your Integrity Shows Your Faithfulness

Don’t Give Up When Times Get Tough

Why do bad things happen to good people? Why do we have to suffer? Why is life so difficult sometimes? As difficult as it is to understand, God can use your pain for his purpose. … Continue reading Don’t Give Up When Times Get Tough