Daily Hope Devotional

Stay Focused on God’s Plan for Your Life

I have met thousands of people who’ve told me they want to be used by God but who will never be used by God. Why? They’re too busy. They’ve got their own agenda going. They’ve … Continue reading Stay Focused on God’s Plan for Your Life

Surrender What Jesus Uncovers

It takes years for us to grow to adulthood, and it takes a full season for fruit to mature and ripen. The same is true for the fruit of the Spirit. The development of Christlike … Continue reading Surrender What Jesus Uncovers

Let God Take the Driver’s Seat

How do you let go and let God? First, you have to make Jesus the manager of your life. The problem is, we usually want to be the manager of our own lives, and so … Continue reading Let God Take the Driver’s Seat

Meekness Does Not Equal Weakness

If you want to make healthy choices to be well and whole again, you have to learn to be meek. Matthew 5:5 says, “Blessed are the meek, for they will inherit the earth” (NIV). The … Continue reading Meekness Does Not Equal Weakness

A Fresh Start After Sexual Sin

God’s standards never change. Premarital sex is unacceptable. It always has been. It always will be. Living together without getting married is unacceptable to God. It always has been. It always will be. Adultery, being … Continue reading A Fresh Start After Sexual Sin

Resentment Hurts You More Than Anyone Else

If you hang on to resentment, it will always hurt you more than anyone else. Resentment is self-destructive and counterproductive. Resentment just makes no sense. If any guy ever had a reason to be resentful, … Continue reading Resentment Hurts You More Than Anyone Else

When You Make Idols, You End Up Like Them

I mentioned in yesterday’s devotional that everyone trusts in something. We can even make good things — like our marriages, our families, or even our ministries in the church — into idols. But trusting in … Continue reading When You Make Idols, You End Up Like Them

Not Trusting God Leads to Stress

Everyone trusts something. The question is, what — or who — do you trust? Our society tends to spurn trust — or at least we say we do. We’re skeptical of everyone and everything. We … Continue reading Not Trusting God Leads to Stress

You Don’t Have to Live with Guilt

God is always ready to give you another chance. That’s a bedrock piece of Christianity. We’ve all been irresponsible. We’ve all screwed up. The Bible tells us, “Not a single person on earth is always … Continue reading You Don’t Have to Live with Guilt

God’s Power to Keep Going

The Bible tells us that God always finishes what he starts: “God, who began the good work within you, will continue his work until it is finally finished” (Philippians 1:6 NLT). It doesn’t say, “God … Continue reading God’s Power to Keep Going