Devotionals

A Word of Hope Daily Devotionals


A Word of Hope daily devotional for those who are lost and broken seeking hope in a hopeless world. Topics designed for the hurting or broken heart.
Depression – Guilt – Shame – Unforgiveness – Lack of Faith – Hope in Jesus Christ – Abortion – Rape – Abuse – Opression – life dominating sin: issues of life.


Do you know who holds the victory?


Daily battles can wear you out, but the day is soon coming when we will have eternal rest and peace in heaven.

Satan will be defeated.

Matthew 13:41-42
“The Son of Man will send out his angels, and they will weed out of his kingdom everything that causes sin and all who do evil. They will throw them into the fiery furnace, where there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth”

Although most of us don’t like to think about hell, the fact is that it does exist.

Those who have accepted Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior will spend eternity in heaven.

As a result, you will experience the joy of uninterrupted fellowship with your Creator.

1 John 14:3

“And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come back and take you to be with me that you also may be where I am”

After a lifetime of battles and personal struggles, the Christian will at last experience true rest.

Let this Truth not only encourage you and help you!

1 Corinthians 15:57
“But thanks be to God! He gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ”

Pray: God, I thank You for the assurance that You hold the victory over the enemy. Help me to be a faithful witness to those who don’t yet know You.

This is my Word of Hope for you, my friend.


Reflect on this message:

1. As you read or hear this message, what does it mean to you?

2. What part of it do you have questions about? Ask God to explain it to you.

3. What should you do now to apply this message to your life?


Are you faithful?

Being Faithful to God and to other people requires standing firm even when we may not agree with the popular view. It also means being loyal to Christ at all times.

Proverbs 3:3-4
“Let love and faithfulness never leave you. . . . Then you will win favor and a good name in the sight of God and man”

There was a time in recent history when a man’s word was his bond—when trustworthiness was more important than wealth, fame, or popularity.

It seems that those days are gone. Today, few promises were kept and fewer still are friends faithful.

Yet God calls you to be faithful both to Him and to one another.

Faithfulness is the evidence of a humble heart that is turned toward God.

Are you seeking to be faithful to God and others? Learn to be faithful and learn His love and goodness which there will flow from your life to others.

Pray: Father, show me how to be faithful to You first, and then others around me. Thank You that Your Holy Spirit alone can do this in me. I pray in the name of Jesus. Amen.

This is my Word of Hope for you, my friend.


Reflect on this message:

1. As you read or hear this message, what does it mean to you?

2. What part of it do you have questions about? Ask God to explain it to you.

3. What should you do now to apply this message to your life?


Is your faith being tested?

We all face serious tests and trials throughout our life.

James 1:
“Consider it pure joy, my brothers, whenever you face trials of many kinds because you know that the testing of your faith develops perseverance”

It is through the testing of our faith that we flourish in faith. Instead of allowing trials to hinder our faith, trials can increase our faith.

2 Corinthians 4:17
“For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all”

The Word of God challenges us to respond to tests and trials with joy. As we fix our eyes on Jesus, choosing to focus on Him rather than our circumstances, we will find that He is strengthening us to face every spiritual battle.

How do you respond to circumstances that test your faith? Do you let the tests or trials diminish your faith? Call upon the Lord for help, and rely on His strength. Remember the reward that awaits you in Christ Jesus.

Pray: Lord, thank You that no matter where I am planted, I can flourish because of Your power working in me.

This is my Word of Hope for you, my friend.


Reflect on this message:

1. As you read or hear this message, what does it mean to you?

2. What part of it do you have questions about? Ask God to explain it to you.

3. What should you do now to apply this message to your life?


Are you tolerant of sin?


We hear a lot about tolerance on the news, but tolerance for the wrong things, not the right things.

The problem is this:
Showing tolerance toward sin, idolatry, blasphemy, demonic practices, and immorality is no virtue.

Such tolerance offends God, and it should be an offense to you and to me.

Remember this: Deuteronomy 4:24
“For the Lord, your God is a consuming fire, a jealous God”

In truth, our God is a very intolerant God — and rightfully so.

He will not tolerate idolatry. He will not tolerate immorality or other gods!

People tolerate evil and sin when they allow moral lines to become blurred.

When Christianity becomes just another religious philosophy, the seeds of destruction are planted.

Authentic Christian faith is not a moral principle or a spiritual practice. It is a relationship with the One Who is the only way to eternal life.

Pray: Forgive me for going through the motions of faith while tolerating sin. May the things that offend You offend me. And what You love, may I love.”

This is my Word of Hope for you, my friend.


Reflect on this message:

1. As you read or hear this message, what does it mean to you?

2. What part of it do you have questions about? Ask God to explain it to you.

3. What should you do now to apply this message to your life?


Are you compromizing your faith with sin?

We learn from history, that Isreal didn’t take God seriously when He warned against the moral and spiritual pollution of the Canaanites and their idols.

Instead, according to the book of Judges 2, The Israelites mingled with them, traded with them, sometimes enslaved them, and intermarried with them and worshipped pagan idols.

The Israelites set themselves up for failure when they failed to obey God’s commandments.

Colossians 3:2-3
“Set your minds on things above, not on earthly things. For you died, and your life is now hidden with Christ in God”

Examine your self and ask: Have you settled for half a victory over your sin and self-defeating habits?

Are you guilty of gossip, lust, bitterness, anger, foul language, or addiction?

Do you excuse your own sin? if you do not drive them out, you will end up defeated.

Pray: God, help me to see my foolishness and sin. Forgive me. that I might become more like Christ. I pray in the name of Jesus. Amen.

This is my Word of hope for you, my friend.


Reflect on this message:

1. As you read or hear this message, what does it mean to you?

2. What part of it do you have questions about? Ask God to explain it to you.

3. What should you do now to apply this message to your life?


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Weekend Review – October Week 2

What you have learned this week:

Are you loving others as yourself?

Pray: Father, help me to love others as you have loved me. Help me to love my neighbors as I already love myself.

Are You lead by the Spirit?

A true shepherd-leader knows, serves, and sacrifices for the sheep.

Repent and Confess Your Sin

We all have done something we should not have done. Yet, when confronted with our action, how do we respond?

Are You Greiving Your Loss

When you think of this, let GOD be there for you in the midst of your grief, adversity, pain or brokenness.



ISAIAH 53:4-5 says:
“4 Surely he hath borne our griefs, and carried our sorrows: yet we did esteem him stricken, smitten of God, and afflicted. 5 But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes, we are healed.”

As you review these lessons, think about what you learned


Reflect on this message:

1. As you read or hear this message, what does it mean to you?

2. What part of it do you have questions about? Ask God to explain it to you.

3. What should you do now to apply this message to your life?


Are you loving others as yourself?

Jesus tells us how to live with one another. His teaching was radical, compared with the theologians of the day. He taught us that we should love one another just as we love our own selves.

Galatians 5:14
“For the entire law is fulfilled in keeping this one command: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself,’”

The idea is simple: Love a stranger as if he was born of the same womb. See those you don’t know as members of your own family.

Think about where you have influence—your home, family, work, church. Are you living according to rules for the sake of tradition?

Do you relate to people returning evil for evil, hatred instead of love?

Take time to evaluate how you are living with others. Are you causing unnecessary pain or hardship for someone you know?

Pray: Father, help me to love others as you have loved me. Help me to love my neighbors as I already love myself.

This is my Word of Hope for you, my Friend.


Reflect on this message:

1. As you read or hear this message, what does it mean to you?

2. What part of it do you have questions about? Ask God to explain it to you.

3. What should you do now to apply this message to your life?


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Are you led by the Shepherd?


In order to lead like Jesus, we must become shepherds.

Why would Jesus teach us a parable about shepherds (Learn more by reading John 10:1-21)

While a shepherd might not appear to be of much consequence to the world, he is the friend, protector, and defender of his sheep.

When the Good Shepherd was struck down, He ensured the safety of His sheep. He willingly sacrificed His own life to save the sheep.

Philippians 2:4 gives us the model we should follow:
“Not looking to your own interests but each of you to the interests of the others,”

It’s true that leaders must lead. Leaders must cast the vision, set the direction, inspire and motivate, and give orders.

However, the leadership style of Jesus shows us that a leader does much more than that.

A true shepherd-leader knows, serves, and sacrifices for the sheep.

Pray: God, forgive my prideful ways. Let me turn to You as the right example for servant leadership.

This is my Word of Hope for you, my friend.


Reflect on this message:

1. As you read or hear this message, what does it mean to you?

2. What part of it do you have questions about? Ask God to explain it to you.

3. What should you do now to apply this message to your life?


Repent & Confess Your Sin


We all have done something we should not have done. Yet, when confronted with our action, how do we respond?

Exodus 32:30
‘You have committed a great sin. But now I will go up to the Lord; perhaps I can make atonement for your sin’

He did not deny his wrong but merely explained it away.

But look at what Aaron said to Moses:

Exodus 32:22-24
“You know how prone these people are to evil. Make us gods who will go before us. As for this fellow Moses who brought us up out of Egypt, we don’t know what has happened to him.’ So I told them, ‘Whoever has any gold jewelry, take it off.’ Then they gave me the gold, and I threw it into the fire, and out came this calf!”

It would be so much better to simply confess our wrongdoing and repent.

David repented when confronted with his sin with Bathsheba and God forgave him.

Repentance restores our relationship with the Lord but does not remove the consequences of our actions.

When we do the wrong thing, we should confess our sin and seek His forgiveness.

Pray: Lord, please forgive me for trying to justify my sins rather than repent of them. Help me to be quick to confess and seek Your forgiveness every day.

This is my Word of Hope for you, my friend.


Reflect on this message:

1. As you read or hear this message, what does it mean to you?

2. What part of it do you have questions about? Ask God to explain it to you.

3. What should you do now to apply this message to your life?


Are You Grieving A Loss?

Many of us have lost much lately.

Millions are without a job.

Others have lost children to disease.

Millions have lost children to abortion, SIDS, and miscarriage.

Others have been divorced, abused, raped or your trust has been destroyed.

In other words, you may be grieving a loss. But, here is the good news:

ISAIAH 53:4-5 says:

“4 Surely he hath borne our griefs, and carried our sorrows: yet we did esteem him stricken, smitten of God, and afflicted. 5 But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes, we are healed.”

When you think of this, let GOD be there for you in the midst of your grief, adversity, pain or brokenness.

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This is my WORD OF HOPE for you, my friend.