Daily Hope Devotionals - Guidance

How Jesus Treats His Sheep

Yesterday we looked at how the goodness of God directs and protects you. Today we’ll look at three more benefits of God’s goodness: how he guides, guards, and saves you through Jesus, the Good Shepherd. … Continue reading How Jesus Treats His Sheep

Jesus Protects and Directs You

Sheep are essentially defenseless animals, so a shepherd carries a few tools to care for and protect his sheep. He has a rod for guarding and protecting, and he uses a staff with a little … Continue reading Jesus Protects and Directs You

God’s Guidance Won’t Leave You Confused

The Bible says God actively works through your circumstances. But you cannot judge your situation apart from God’s wisdom. In other words, you must leave it up to God to interpret your circumstances. Only he … Continue reading God’s Guidance Won’t Leave You Confused

Stop Following a Culture That Doesn’t Follow God

There are two verses in the Bible that are written by the same author but seem to send opposite messages: 1 John 2:15 says, “Do not love the world or anything in the world. If … Continue reading Stop Following a Culture That Doesn’t Follow God

Why Do You Need a Mentor?

Even superstars need coaches. The top singers in the world have voice coaches, and the top Olympic athletes have coaches. The top CEOs have business coaches. Coaches help you maximize your strengths and minimize your … Continue reading Why Do You Need a Mentor?

Seven Steps for Godly Planning

We’ve been looking at Nehemiah’s model for making God-inspired plans. So far, we’ve learned five steps: Step 1: Ask God for favor on your life. Step 2: Prepare for an opportunity, and then wait. Step … Continue reading Seven Steps for Godly Planning

You’ll Find God’s Light in God’s Word

On dark days, you need the light of Jesus. On days when you can’t see the way forward, when you’re confused or undecided, when you don’t know what’s best, when you can’t figure out what … Continue reading You’ll Find God’s Light in God’s Word

How to Give God Your Attention

When you were in junior high school, was there someone you thought about all the time who was totally oblivious to you? It’s hard to imagine that someone who occupied so much of your thoughts … Continue reading How to Give God Your Attention

The Connection Between Purpose and Prayer

God is good, so by nature, he cannot do bad things. Everything he does is good. And, because he is good, God’s plans for your life will always be good. God didn’t have to create … Continue reading The Connection Between Purpose and Prayer

Take a Step of Faith in Spite of Your Fear

We all have fears. Too often, though, we let them rule over our lives and stop us from taking a stand for what we know God wants us to do. Like Daniel standing in the … Continue reading Take a Step of Faith in Spite of Your Fear