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.
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Where do you find Salvation?

Salvation

In this time of trouble, wickedness and evil and a generation of “Me Myself” Millennials, the need for salvation is greater than ever.

A prayer of David in Psalm 25 is my WORD OF HOPE for you today.

“The LORD is my strength and my shield; my heart trusted in Him and I am helped; therefore, my heart greatly rejoiceth and with my song will I praise Him.”

So, remember this nugget of truth: The LORD is your strength and your shield because of this you are helped.

Let HIM alone help you in your time of trouble or test.

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Grab this WORD OF HOPE for you today, my friend.

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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?


Want to succeed in life?

WANT TO SUCCEED IN LIFE IN THE NEW YEAR?

What are five key things you need to do to succeed in life with Christ?

The five keys I have for you today, come courtesy of a book I authored in 1993, called FREE ME TO LIVE. You can grab a copy of the workbook at www.freemetolive.com

FIVE KEYS TO EMOTIONAL HEALING

1. Learn about GOD’S solutions to all of your problems by studying GOD’S Word.
2. Have faith to believe GOD’S Word.
3. Hope to reach for all of GOD’S Promises.
4. Be willing to accept GOD’S Instructions.
5. Be brave enough to act on what GOD wants you to do.

Thus, these keys could be said in this way.
Learn (all that GOD has provided for you to know)
Believe (all that GOD has promised to do for and through you)
Reach (for all that GOD has given you for Hope and Grace so you can know and understand)
Accept (all that
Act (take action to accept these five key steps and watch it change your life for good.}
This is my WORD OF HOPE for you, my friend.

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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 looking up to God?

In Acts 16, Paul had “one of those days.” On the way to the house of prayer, a young slave woman began following him and Silas. Her shouts were meant to draw unwanted attention to the apostle. In reality, the enemy was seeking to run Paul and his evangelistic team out of town.

Acts 16:40
“After Paul and Silas came out of the prison, they went to Lydia’s house, where they met with the brothers and encouraged them”

Her owners, who made money through her fortune-telling, were not happy. Frustrations grew until the entire city of Philippi erupted into an uproar.


Acts 16:22-23

The crowd joined in the attack against Paul and Silas, and the magistrates ordered them to be stripped and beaten. After they had been severely flogged, they were thrown into prison

If anyone had a reason to be depressed, it was Paul and Silas.

Instead, they turned a bad situation into one of praise to the Lord, See: (Acts 16:25).

God had a plan for their imprisonment. At midnight the door to their jail cell opened, and they were free men—but they did not leave because they knew it would mean death for the jailer who had been given the charge to watch over them.

He was amazed by their commitment to God and accepted Christ as his Savior, but the story did not end here. The jailer’s entire family was saved, and the next morning Paul and Silas were freed.

The next time you are tempted to be downcast, look up to God. Ask Him to use you as an instrument of Truth, hope, and encouragement to others. Pass His love on, and you will be set free from every thought of depression.

Pray:
Though my world seems unstable and ever-changing, I will praise You, Lord. Open my eyes to opportunities where You are calling me to be bold.

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?


Do you understand the importance of 7’s in the Bible?

God gave us “7s” to teach us something.

There are:

1.) 7 Mandatory sacrifices,
2.) 7 Wounds in Christ’s body,
3.) 7 Days of the week,
4.) 7 Fasts,
5.) 7 Feasts,
6.) 7 Step to the altar,
7.) 7 Churches,
8.) 7 Places/Events in Isreal’s Journey,
9.) 7 Holy Days
10.) 7 Years to Jubilee,
11.) 7 Rewards to overcomers,
12.) 7 Seven’s in years,

There are actually 14 OT 7s and 14 NT 7s!

Get the idea? I mixed a little of both to help with your understanding.

What do all these mean? What is their purpose?

What are all these 7s supposed to be teaching us?

What happens to the person reaching a “full understanding” of these?

Has the Teacher taught you these yet?

Holy Spirit, you are our Teacher!

Teach us why these were so important that you, the Father and Jesus wrote these for us to understand!

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 Prayer a Way of Life for You?

We are to be in prayer all the time

Prayer changes everything!

I Thessalonians 5:16-18
16 Rejoice always. 17 Pray without ceasing. 18 In everything give thanks, for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you.

We have many examples in the Bible of praying men and women.

When Abraham’s servant prayed, Rebekah appeared. When Moses prayed, a powerful army was defeated.

When Hannah prayed for a child, Samuel was born.

In the midst of battle, Joshua prayed, and the sun stood still.

When Elijah prayed for the rain to stop, there was a three-year drought.

The purpose of prayer is for God to be glorified.

God is sovereign, and in His sovereignty, He responds to the prayers of His people.

As a result, we are blessed when we trust His purpose and plan.

Prayer is a way of life, and it should be for us, too.

Adoration, praise, and petition of our Lord and Savior will change our lives.

Pray: Lord, thank You for teaching me how to pray. Thank You for responding to the prayers of Your people. I also thank You for giving me what is ultimately good for 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?


Understanding Grace

Ephesians 3:7
“I became a servant of this gospel by the gift of God’s grace given me through the working of his power”

There is one thing you must understand about grace. Grace equals power.

This power is so unique that it can raise a dead soul to life.

It is a supernatural power. It’s a unique power.

No matter what your hurt may be, whatever your suffering is, whatever grief is crushing you,

God’s promise for the apostle Paul is yours today:

2 Corinthians 12
“My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness” .

No matter what you are facing, God’s grace is sufficient.

God’s grace shines the brightest against the darkness of our circumstances.

God’s grace is manifested most clearly when we are weak.

That is why Paul was glad to boast about his weakness. Why? So that Christ’s power would rest upon him even more.

“My grace is sufficient for you.”

Is God’s grace sufficient for you?

If you don’t think that God’s grace is sufficient for you, maybe you are focusing so much on the thorn that you cannot see the rose of His grace blossoming in your life. Look up and remember His grace, Truth, and promises–and rejoice.

Pray: Lord, help me to take my eyes off my thorn. May my gaze instead be fixed upon Your throne.

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?


What will be your final words?

Some of Paul’s last words were “Don’t ever give up.”

There was no tinge of bitterness, no measure of regret, no anguish, and no remorse.

Paul obviously had kept short accounts in his life, so when the time came for him to die, he was ready.

2 Corinthians 7:10
“Godly sorrow brings repentance that leads to salvation and leaves no regret, but worldly sorrow brings death”

Romans 14:12
“Each of us will give an account of himself to God”

We can be prepared for the time when we meet Christ in heaven; it is only a heartbeat away.

Paul lived his life in readiness. He was accountable to others and lived in peace.

Are you keeping a short account? What will your final words be?

Pray: Father, please help me to keep short accounts in this life. If there is someone that I need to forgive or ask forgiveness from, please give me strength to do so now.

This is my Word of Hope, 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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Have you had an abortion?

January 22nd is the anniversary of the Supreme Court’s decision called Roe V. Wade.

Today is the 46th anniversary of the legalization of abortion.

Sadly, this is a day for many, a very sad and depressed day. Why? Because of the secret scar deep within their soul.

Abortion hurts the one who carried the baby because it was a choice made against one’s own self. It hurts the man and the extended family.

It is estimated that in our midst in America alone, there are over 50 million possibly as many as 250 million that have suffered the aftermath of abortion.

The Good news is that 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.”

You don’t have to hurt. Someone Cares!

NEED PRAYER?
WOMEN: OVERCOME ABORTION’S AFTERMATH
MEN: OVERCOME YOUR HURTS TOO



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?


God loves you so please keep his Commandments

Deuteronomy 7:6-7 + 9-11 has a lot to say about God’s commandments. It is a lesson you and I need to review.

Believe these verses because they will give you hope to believe God for more faith.

“For thou art a holy people unto the Lord thy God. The Lord thy God hath chosen thee to be a special people unto himself above all people that are upon the Earth.”

“Know, therefore, that the Lord thy God, He is God the faithful God which keepeth Covenant and mercy with them that love him and keep His Commandments to a thousand Generations.”

“Thou shall, therefore, keep the Commandments and statutes and judgments which I command thee this day to do them.”

Thus, we, as a holy people we are to keep God’s commandments and statutes because God is faithful and has a covenant with us forever.

So what must you do to please God at all times?

So love God, obey his Commandments and you will be a special people a holy people before God.

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 Sad and Unhappy?


Not all sadness and unhappiness is bad. Sometimes such low times can motivate positive, godly change in our lives.

However, sadness and unhappiness can be the warning sign that we need to make changes in our walk with God-and that can lead to contentment.

We can use our valleys to remind us that only God can fill the emptiness in our lives.

Paul was able to say, “I have learned to be content whatever the circumstances.

I know what it is to be in need, and I know what it is to have plenty. I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation, whether well fed or hungry, whether living in plenty or in want. I can do everything through him who gives me strength” (Phillippians 4:11-13).

Only Jesus can move us from sadness and unhappiness to peace and contentment.

Pray: God, I pray that when I am experiencing unhappiness in my life, that I will be motivated to turn back to You.

This is My Word of Hope for You, my friends.


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?