Daily Hope Devotionals - James 1

Loving God with Your Mind

We’ve been looking at Mark 12:30: “You must love the Lord your God with all your heart, all your soul, all your mind, and all your strength” (NLT). One way to restate this verse is love God with all your … Continue reading Loving God with Your Mind

When You’re Angry, Slow Down and T.H.I.N.K.

You can save yourself a lot of pain and heartache if you follow one simple rule: Slow down when you’re angry or hurt. The Bible says, “Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak … Continue reading When You’re Angry, Slow Down and T.H.I.N.K.

Praying God’s Promises

Prayer itself is an act of faith. When you come to God in prayer, it’s because you have faith he will respond. As you focus your attention on God, you begin to see he is … Continue reading Praying God’s Promises

Any Believer Can Pray for Healing

You don’t have to be an elder, a pastor, or a super-Christian to pray for healing for yourself or for other people. Any believer can pray for healing—and God wants you to be a healing … Continue reading Any Believer Can Pray for Healing

Let Trials Make You More Like Jesus

We know the end of the story: Jesus is coming back! When he does, he will make all things right and just. And if you are his follower, you will spend eternity with him. Knowing … Continue reading Let Trials Make You More Like Jesus

You Can Still Make Plans in a Pandemic

There’s nothing wrong with planning, even during the uncertain days of a pandemic. But if you want God’s blessing on your plans, it’s important to include him in your planning. The book of James gives … Continue reading You Can Still Make Plans in a Pandemic

Before You Judge, Listen in Love

It’s hard to be judgmental when you’re trying to listen with compassion, honesty, sincerity, and fairness. James 1:19 says, “Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to become angry” (NIV). Listen … Continue reading Before You Judge, Listen in Love

Just a Nibble of Sin Will Get You Hooked

For my dad, a day without fishing was a wasted day. He would manage, no matter what was going on, to go fishing for at least 30 minutes every day. As I watched my dad … Continue reading Just a Nibble of Sin Will Get You Hooked

God Knows the End of the Story

The big question everyone is asking right now is, “When will things get back to normal?” But, I want to ask you, what will you do if life doesn’t get back to normal? The answer … Continue reading God Knows the End of the Story

God Uses Problems to Help Us Grow

God uses everything—even the pandemic we’re in right now—to help our character grow. He uses problems to help us mature. James writes it like this: “My brothers and sisters, be very happy when you are … Continue reading God Uses Problems to Help Us Grow