Daily Hope Devotionals - Proverbs 16

What You Believe Shapes Your Life

What we believe about the world around us shapes everything about our lives. Why? Because what you believe determines your behavior. Your behavior then determines what you become, and that has a direct effect on … Continue reading What You Believe Shapes Your Life

How to Respond to a Difficult Person

Have you noticed how many difficult people there are in the world? Some days, do you feel like you have to deal with most of them? We all have our own mental lists of rude … Continue reading How to Respond to a Difficult Person

Humility Builds Relationships

Choosing to be humble is a relationship builder. What is humility? It’s when you honor others above yourself, not always demanding or clinging to your rights.  Pride, on the other hand, destroys relationships—and it shows … Continue reading Humility Builds Relationships

God’s Word Is the Only Stable Foundation

The foundation of a house tells you how big the house can get. You can’t put a big house on a small or faulty foundation. It’ll collapse every time. The same is true for your … Continue reading God’s Word Is the Only Stable Foundation

Pleasant People Are Persuasive

Gentleness is persuasive. If you have a successful career in sales, you may know that truth already! There was a time when the hard sell—the loudest advertisement or the strongest sales pitch—might have closed a … Continue reading Pleasant People Are Persuasive

Pain Can Point You Toward Your Purpose

Even when you’re not aware of it, God is directing your life. Proverbs 16:9 says, “A person may plan his own journey, but the LORD directs his steps” (GW). God likes to direct you through … Continue reading Pain Can Point You Toward Your Purpose

Don’t Let Fear Stop You From Making Plans

God’s plans and your plans can work together to accomplish the purpose he has for you. Nehemiah is a great example of this. Yesterday we talked about the first two steps Nehemiah took when he … Continue reading Don’t Let Fear Stop You From Making Plans

How to Develop a Life Plan

When you make your life plan, God’s contribution toward its success is far greater than your own—but your contribution is still vital. In the Old Testament, Nehemiah offers a good example of someone who knew … Continue reading How to Develop a Life Plan

How to Set Goals in Uncertain Times

God is not moved by your complaints, regrets, or wishes. But he is moved by your faith. Matthew 9:29 says, “According to your faith let it be done to you” (NIV). You know you’re acting … Continue reading How to Set Goals in Uncertain Times

God’s Purpose for Your Money

Money is a tool to be used for God’s purposes. You’re not to hoard it, stockpile it, or worship it. You’re to use it! Money is also a temporary resource. But you can use temporary … Continue reading God’s Purpose for Your Money