Daily Hope Devotionals - Pain

Embrace Your Past Experiences—Good and Bad

Do you want God to use your past for good? Then you have to embrace the experiences of your life—the good ones, the bad ones, the shameful ones, the right ones, the wrong ones, the … Continue reading Embrace Your Past Experiences—Good and Bad

Faith Produces Persistence

Faith is a powerful force. It unlocks the promises of God. It shows us the power of God. It turns dreams into reality. And it gives us the power to hold on in tough times. … Continue reading Faith Produces Persistence

What Happens When You Run from God

God gives every one of us a unique mission—and he gives us a choice as to whether or not we fulfill that mission. God gave Jonah a mission: to warn the people of Nineveh that … Continue reading What Happens When You Run from God

The Battle You Were Born to Win

You were born into a battle. You didn’t ask for it. But a cosmic battle that started before you were born and will continue long after you die is taking place all throughout the universe. … Continue reading The Battle You Were Born to Win

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 It All Out

We all go through a time when our lives seem to be falling apart. We lose our job. A relationship falls apart. Someone dies. Our health takes a turn for the worse. In those times, … Continue reading Let It All Out

The Power of Eternal Thinking

A famous Harvard study once showed a direct connection between long-term thinking and success. It revealed that the more people focus on short-term gain, the more likely they are to fail. Those who focus on … Continue reading The Power of Eternal Thinking

Your Weaknesses Shape Your Witness to the World

Your witness to the world will come out of your weaknesses, not your strengths. A lot of people have it backwards: They think the world is impressed by Christians’ prosperity. That doesn’t impress the world. … Continue reading Your Weaknesses Shape Your Witness to the World

The Best Use of Your Deepest Pain

When you’re going through pain, you can choose to focus on yourself or on other people. When you choose to focus on serving other hurting people, that’s called redemptive suffering. It is the highest and … Continue reading The Best Use of Your Deepest Pain

Let Your Pain Draw You Closer to Others

Suffering changes you. It can turn you away from self-centeredness and toward caring more about other people in pain. One important way you can use your pain for good is to draw closer to others. … Continue reading Let Your Pain Draw You Closer to Others