Daily Hope Devotionals - Emotions

The Real Reason We Argue

When you meet someone to resolve a conflict, you first have to confess your part of the problem. Then, you need to listen for the other person’s hurt and perspective. We think we argue over … Continue reading The Real Reason We Argue

When You Lose the Feeling of Love, Choose the Action of Loving

Today’s devotional is by Tom Holladay, teaching pastor at Saddleback Church. What do you do with the feelings that come from disappointment in a relationship? You can’t stuff them away, because they will just pop … Continue reading When You Lose the Feeling of Love, Choose the Action of Loving

There Are No Perfect Relationships

Today’s devotional is by Tom Holladay, teaching pastor at Saddleback Church. If there is any high and low that is greater than any other, it is the high and low of relationships. You can experience … Continue reading There Are No Perfect Relationships

Authentic Friendships Happen in the Light

In Christian fellowship, people should experience authenticity. Authentic fellowship is not superficial, surface-level chit-chat. It’s genuine, heart-to-heart, sometimes gut-level sharing. It happens when people get honest about who they are and what is happening in … Continue reading Authentic Friendships Happen in the Light

Don’t Let Your Conscience Be Your Guide

Every emotion is temporary, whether it’s good or bad. You can be delighted at Disneyland, but it will not last. You can be elated after winning a game, but it will not last. You can … Continue reading Don’t Let Your Conscience Be Your Guide

God Wants to Make the Bitter in Your Life Better

We’re all broken people. We’re all imperfect. Sometimes we hurt each other intentionally or unintentionally. Life isn’t fair. Innocent people suffer. Everyone has experienced unfair or prejudicial treatment in some way. How do you respond … Continue reading God Wants to Make the Bitter in Your Life Better

Work Six Days, and Then Rest

Rest and recreation are so important that God put it in the “Big 10”—right up there with not committing adultery, not murdering, and not stealing. You’d say, “Well, I’d never murder anybody. I’d never commit … Continue reading Work Six Days, and Then Rest

What You Think, You Are

Change requires new thinking. In order to change, we must learn the truth and start making good choices, but we also must change the way we think. We’ve talked about this before: The battle for … Continue reading What You Think, You Are

To Live Free of Fear, Surrender to God

The Bible says in 1 John 4:18, “Where God’s love is, there is no fear, because God’s perfect love drives out fear” (NCV). How do you learn to live in God’s love so that you … Continue reading To Live Free of Fear, Surrender to God

What It Means to Manage Your Emotions

The Bible says in 1 Peter 4:2, “From now on, then, you must live the rest of your earthly lives controlled by God’s will and not by human desires” (GNT). What are human desires? They’re … Continue reading What It Means to Manage Your Emotions