Daily Hope Devotionals - Knowing God

To Get More Passionate, Get Closer to God

God gave you a heart, and in your heart he placed passions, desires, and dreams. But unless they are under his control, they will be misused, they will be abused, they will be misapplied, they … Continue reading To Get More Passionate, Get Closer to God

The Gospel Helps You Stand Your Ground

Conflict makes you an easy target for Satan’s attacks. It doesn’t matter if your conflict is with God, other people, or even yourself—it will open up every area of your life to Satan’s attacks. You … Continue reading The Gospel Helps You Stand Your Ground

Ready, Set—Wait

When life seems to be falling apart, your best and most “spiritual” response may surprise you: Get alone with God, and wait. The Bible tells us in Lamentations 3:28, “When life is heavy and hard … Continue reading Ready, Set—Wait

Let Your Pain Draw You Nearer to God

When anything painful happens to you, you’ve got a choice: You can run to God, or you can run from God. If you’re running away from God, what are you running to? Who could help … Continue reading Let Your Pain Draw You Nearer to God

How to Defeat Discouragement

Do you know that God loves you? Maybe you’ve heard that truth all your life! But if you know God loves you, do you sense and recognize God’s love? When you stop believing you are … Continue reading How to Defeat Discouragement

It’s Not a Sin to Be Tempted

Being on a broken planet means you will never outgrow temptation. But it’s important to remember that it’s not a sin to be tempted. It’s a sin to give in to temptations. You’re not a … Continue reading It’s Not a Sin to Be Tempted

It’s Time to Start Doubting Your Doubts

At the root of every sin rests at least a momentary doubt about God. In John 16:9 Jesus says, “The world’s sin is unbelief in me” (TLB). When you don’t believe Jesus is who he … Continue reading It’s Time to Start Doubting Your Doubts

Sin Is the Opposite of God

When you ask people what sin is, you’ll get a wide range of answers, from murder to forgetting to call your mom on Mother’s Day. Most of the time, people think of sin as bad … Continue reading Sin Is the Opposite of God

Don’t Stop With Forgiveness

To think like Jesus means to be willing to forgive the people who have hurt you. Even on the cross, Jesus forgave. In Luke 23:34 he says of the people who tortured and hung him … Continue reading Don’t Stop With Forgiveness

Focus on Living for an Audience of One

When you’re always worried about what other people think of you, you can’t be what God wants you to be. But when you learn to think like Jesus, you won’t worry about pleasing everyone. Jesus … Continue reading Focus on Living for an Audience of One