Daily Hope Devotionals - Connection

God Is Aware, and He Cares

God is a caring, loving, compassionate Father. He loves you more than you could ever comprehend. God is love, and he made you to love you. He is loving toward you in everything that he … Continue reading God Is Aware, and He Cares

Get to Know God as Father

In the Old Testament, God is called “Father” only seven times. People just didn’t think of God as Father. They thought of him as Creator, Almighty One, God of Israel, and so on. Then Jesus … Continue reading Get to Know God as Father

You’re Needed in the Body of Christ

In the Bible, the church is often called the “body of Christ.” What Jesus Christ did when he was here in his physical body, he wants his followers to continue to do today. We are … Continue reading You’re Needed in the Body of Christ

Christianity: Adopted into the Family

Most people think Christianity is a belief system. It’s true that Christianity includes beliefs—but it’s so much more than that. It’s about belonging and connection. When you’re a Christian, you belong to the family of … Continue reading Christianity: Adopted into the Family

To Bear Fruit, Get Connected

On the night before his death, Jesus instructed his followers: “Live in me, and I will live in you. A branch cannot produce any fruit by itself. It has to stay attached to the vine. … Continue reading To Bear Fruit, Get Connected

Empathy Is an Antidote to Loneliness

Eventually, everyone experiences loneliness. Loneliness isn’t prevented or fixed by beauty, wealth, fame, or success. Even marriage doesn’t protect you against loneliness. Many people marry because they’re lonely and divorce a few years later for … Continue reading Empathy Is an Antidote to Loneliness

To Grow Spiritually, You Need Other People

You cannot grow to spiritual maturity by yourself. You can try it, but you’re going to be lonely, weak, and spiritually stunted. The more you involve other people in your life who are strong in … Continue reading To Grow Spiritually, You Need Other People

Real Friends Show Up in a Crisis

Do you know the difference between a friend and an acquaintance? A real friend shows up when you’re in a crisis. When everybody else walks out, real friends walk into your life. If you’re not … Continue reading Real Friends Show Up in a Crisis

The Best Use of Your Deepest Pain

When you’re going through pain, you can choose to focus on yourself or on other people. When you choose to focus on serving other hurting people, that’s called redemptive suffering. It is the highest and … Continue reading The Best Use of Your Deepest Pain

Your Sin Is Never Private

Sin may be secret, but it’s never private. It will either come out now, here on earth, or at Judgment Day, but it’s going to be known. Numbers 32:23 is one of the scariest verses … Continue reading Your Sin Is Never Private