Daily Hope Devotionals - Hurt

Do You Show Empathy?

There are many ways to earn the respect of others during times of conflict. Yesterday we looked at three of those ways: Pause before you speak, resolve conflict privately, and appeal to the best in … Continue reading Do You Show Empathy?

The Battle Against Evil Is Already Won

When you’re faced with evil, don’t return it. Overcome it. This is opposite of human nature and what the world condones. When somebody hurts you, you want to hurt them back, right? When somebody hits … Continue reading The Battle Against Evil Is Already Won

To Love, You Have to Listen

Listening is probably the most important skill in building friendships and relationships. You can’t love people without listening to them. But sometimes people run into trouble in their relationships when they think hearing and listening … Continue reading To Love, You Have to Listen

Forgive Because You’re Forgiven

When someone hurts you deeply, forgiveness probably isn’t your natural response. Instead, you may want to hold on to the hurt and to bitterness toward the person who caused you pain. But God calls you … Continue reading Forgive Because You’re Forgiven

You Don’t Have to Forget

You’ve heard this phrase over and over: “Forgive and forget.” There’s only one problem with it: You can’t do it. It’s impossible! You really can’t forget a hurt in your life. In fact, there’s no … Continue reading You Don’t Have to Forget

What Forgiveness Really Is

Forgiveness may be the most misused, misapplied, and misunderstood quality in our culture. You may think you know what forgiveness is all about, but, if you’re like most people, you really don’t. Here’s a quiz … Continue reading What Forgiveness Really Is

God Made You Wonderfully Complex

The Bible says there’s nothing simple about you. You’re complex and multifaceted. You’re not easy to understand or explain. In Psalm 139:14, David says, “Thank you for making me so wonderfully complex!” (NLT). To make … Continue reading God Made You Wonderfully Complex

The Purpose of Your Pain

God expects you to use your pain to help others. Whatever mistake, failure, trouble, trial, or bad decision you’ve experienced, God says, “I’ll still use it for good in your life. And I expect you … Continue reading The Purpose of Your Pain

You Can’t Get God’s Dream with a Grudge

You may have big dreams for your family, your career, and your community. But none of those dreams even come close to the dream God has for you. The Bible tells us, “No eye has … Continue reading You Can’t Get God’s Dream with a Grudge

More Mercy, More Like Jesus

One of the best things you can do for your family is to show them mercy. Mercy is love in action. So when you overlook irritations and choose to be kind to your family—even when … Continue reading More Mercy, More Like Jesus