Daily Hope Devotional

If You Want to Grow, You Have to Learn to Rest

When we started Saddleback Church, I was working 18 hours a day. Kay cooked meals and hosted people in our home twice a week. We had every member of our church in our home at … Continue reading If You Want to Grow, You Have to Learn to Rest

God Proves His Goodness through Your Prayers

When you forget how eager God is to help you, it’s easy to start depending on yourself and to stop asking God for his help and provision. Perhaps you only ask God for the “big … Continue reading God Proves His Goodness through Your Prayers

Don’t Let Fear Keep You from Deepening Friendships

When we’re full of fear and anxiety, we don’t get close to others. We back off from the people around us. We’re afraid of being rejected, manipulated, vulnerable, hurt, or used. All of these fears … Continue reading Don’t Let Fear Keep You from Deepening Friendships

You Are Part of God’s Inner Circle

The original Greek word for friend in this verse does not mean a casual acquaintance but a close, trusted relationship. The same word is used to refer to the best man at a wedding (John … Continue reading You Are Part of God’s Inner Circle

You Don’t Have It All Together, and That’s Okay

The first and greatest barrier to change in any area of your life is pride. The fact is, nobody has it all together. I don’t have it all together. You don’t have it all together. … Continue reading You Don’t Have It All Together, and That’s Okay

Take Off the Old Before You Put On the New

If you want to experience lasting change in your life, you have to start with your body, and that includes changing the way you think so that what you let into your mind and the … Continue reading Take Off the Old Before You Put On the New

Do You Want to Be a Mushroom or an Oak Tree?

When God wants to remove the defects in your life, he doesn’t just snap his fingers so that it happens instantly. He does it incrementally. You’ve heard me say this before: When God wants to … Continue reading Do You Want to Be a Mushroom or an Oak Tree?

What You Think, You Are

Change requires new thinking. In order to change, we must learn the truth and start making good choices, but we also must change the way we think. We’ve talked about this before: The battle for … Continue reading What You Think, You Are

You Can’t Change by Accident

Change requires making choices. It’s not enough to dream of changing. It’s not enough to desire change. In order for you to change, you will need to make a decision. You must choose to change. … Continue reading You Can’t Change by Accident

The Giants That Stand Between You and Great Faith

Before David faced Goliath in 1 Samuel, he actually had to fight four other giants. They weren’t physical giants, but they were giants in his mind. You are far more likely to have to face … Continue reading The Giants That Stand Between You and Great Faith