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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.
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Weekend Review-September Week 4

What you have learned this week:

Are you willing to fight the good fight?

Are You Overwhelmed with Despair?

Are You an Empty Vessle for God?

Are you tempted to waver with lack of self control?

Have you ever been described as an impatient person?

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 willing to fight the good fight?


When the going gets rough, it is time to stand up and fight the good fight of faith.

I Timothy 6:11-12
“but thou old man of God, flee these things.” You can see it in verses 1-10. It goes on to say to follow:”after righteousness, godliness, faith, love, patience, meekness. It ends saying: Fight the good fight of faith. Lay hold on eternal life where unto thou art called and hath professed a good profession before many witnesses.”

Why? Because we are in a war for the heart and soul of every man woman and child.

Right where you are: flea natural lust and envy and strife but follow righteousness. godliness, faith, love, patience and meekness.

Fight this fight and win for Jesus Christ!

This is my Word of Hope for you, today, 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 overwhelmed with despair?

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, overwhelmed and in despair, it was Paul and Silas. Yet, they did not allow their circumstances to cause them to despair, doubt or question God. Instead, they turned a horrible situation into a time to praise the Lord

Acts 16:25
25 And at midnight Paul and Silas prayed, and sang praises unto God: and the prisoners heard them.

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, 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 all hopelessness.

Pray: Though my world seems unstable, overwhelming, 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?


Are You an Empty Vessel for God?


When Elisha looked into the widow’s situation in 2 Kings 4,

he immediately told the woman about three conditions under which her jar of oil could become her miracle.

He said: “Get lots of empty jars.” “Go around and ask all your neighbors for empty jars. Don’t ask for just a few” (2 Kings 4:3).

The borrowed vessels represent her capacity to receive from God.

The more vessels she had, the more she was going to receive.

The emptier the jars, the more oil could be poured into them.

The moment they ran out of empty vessels, the oil stopped flowing.

God blesses you to the capacity that you make yourself available for Him to bless.

If you close off areas of your life to Him, your capacity to receive His blessing is stunted.

Open your life to Him, and His blessing is able to flow freely into every area of your life.

Matthew 16:24
“Then Jesus said to his disciples, ‘If anyone would come after me, he must deny himself and take up his cross and follow me'”

Pray this prayer: God, help me to empty myself of anything that is not of You. I want to be an empty vessel that You can freely pour into.

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 tempted to waver with lack of self control?

When Nehemiah first heard of Jerusalem’s destruction

He wept and was emotionally shaken.

Nehemiah 1:4
“For some days I mourned and fasted and prayed before the God of heaven”

Nehemiah suddenly realized the walls around the city of Jerusalem were in ruins.

When the news arrived of their destruction, he was burdened.

Proverbs 25:28
“Like a city whose walls are broken through is a person who lacks self-control”.

A person who has an undisciplined spirit or no self-control is like a city without walls.

He or she is open to enemy attack at any given moment.

Lack of self-control is Satan’s way of bringing us destruction.

But friend, you do not have to fall victim to the enemy’s schemes.

You have all you need to stand firm in your faith. God is the one who strengthens you.

When you fall in battle and cry out to Him, He rushes to your side and lifts you up.

Prayer: Father, please forgive me for allowing sin to creep into my life, and putting me at risk for spiritual defeat. I confess this sin. Restore to me the joy of my salvation and grant me a willing spirit. 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?


Have you ever been described as an impatient person?

It is easy to feel impatient.

Maybe traffic isn’t moving fast enough and you are going to be late for your meeting. Maybe you get irritated standing in line at the store.

Colossians 3:12
Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience.

God has a greater plan!

Oswald Chambers writes:
Patience is more than endurance. A saint’s life is in the hands of God like a bow and arrow in the hands of the archer.

God is aiming at something the saint cannot see.

He stretches and strains, and every now and again the saint says, ‘I cannot stand anymore.’

God does not heed, He goes on stretching till His purpose is in sight, then He lets fly.

Trust yourself in God’s hands.

There isn’t anything too hard for God when you believe!
He is able to do exceeding abundantly above all we can ask or think!

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 blessed or cursed?

Which life serves you better?

A life full of strife, evil, hatred, and end in your own destruction?

Or perhaps, thinking, speaking and doing things that are right, pure, clean decent and obedient to Christ, which ends in blessings and rewards?

Which life do you think would be best for you?

Which life do you want? My WORD OF HOPE for you is that you can make the right choice to get the right outcome or result. Obedience yields blessings!
I John 1:7:
But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship one with another, and the blood of Jesus Christ his Son cleanseth us from all sin.

Remember: Think, say and do the right things to be blessed above measure.

Do so and watch your life be filled with blessings.

This is my WORD OF HOPE for you today, 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 Discontented?

Not all discontentment is bad. Sometimes discontentment can motivate positive, godly change in our lives.

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

When we are contented in life, we can face whatever roadblocks and detours we find.

Instead of grumbling about our circumstances, we can look for the opportunities to trust God in new ways and bring glory to Him.

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

Paul discovered this secret and 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” (Philippians 4:11-13).

Only Jesus can move us from covetousness to contentment. Pray for God to show you how He views your circumstances and how He wants you to respond to them.

Prayer: God, I pray that when I am experiencing discontentment in my life, that I will be motivated to turn to You. I pray that You would turn my covetousness into contentment as You change my perspective. Amen.

“But godliness with contentment is great gain” (1 Timothy 6:6).

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?


Learn to Defeat Apostasy

A PICTURE OF APOSTASY

In Numbers 16 we learn about Moses’ cousin Korah, who appears to have been articulate and charismatic.

He probably wondered why God had chosen poor, stuttering Moses as a leader instead of him.

Thus, Korah rebelled against Moses’ authority even though Moses was God’s choice.

We see Moses’ response to Korah’s attack in Numbers 16:42
4 And when Moses heard it, he fell upon his face:

God responded quickly to Moses’ cry!

The ground opened up and swallowed Korah and 240 Israelites who had followed him, and a plague killed 14,700 more who were influenced by Korah’s apostasy.

Korah’s rebellion harmed himself and many others as well. Sin has a way of doing that.

A real day of reckoning is coming soon for all apostates!

This will be a day of great joy for all who have contended for the faith but not for those who created their own version of God’s teachings.

Prayer: Father, thank You for the assurance we have of Your victory over sin and apostasy. Help me to live by Your Truth so that I can easily recognize anything that goes against Your Word. 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?