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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God Always Keeps His Word

God is not looking for the most courageous person. He is not looking for the most powerful warrior.

He is not looking for the best strategist and the best thinker. He is looking for a man or woman who was conscious of his own weakness.

He is looking for a man or woman who is dependent on God’s power, not his or her own power.

1 Corinthians 1:9
“God is faithful, who has called you into fellowship with his Son, Jesus Christ our Lord”

God is looking for a person who was willing to grow in faith and take Him at His word.

God keeps His promises. He will give you favor even among the most unlikely people because God keeps His word.

He will give you resources that you have never thought possible because God keeps His promises.

He will guarantee your victory because He never goes back on His word, and it’s all for His glory, that His power might be displayed through you.

Take God at His word today.

Pray: God, I know I can trust You to do what You have promised. I know that You will give me what I need for victory!

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?


Weekend Review – November Week 2

What you have learned this week:

Are You Holding Onto Your Faith?

Philippians 1:9-10
“And this is my prayer: that your love may abound more and more in knowledge and depth of insight so that you may be able to discern what is best and may be pure and blameless for the day of Christ”

God Always Keeps His Word!

1 Corinthians 1:9
“God is faithful, who has called you into fellowship with his Son, Jesus Christ our Lord”

Are You One of His Sheep?

John 10:14-15
“I know my sheep and my sheep know me . . . and I lay down my life for the sheep”

Are You Discouraged?

Psalm 42:11
“Why, my soul, are you downcast? Why so disturbed within me? Put your hope in God, for I will yet praise him, my Savior and my God”

Who Are You Boasting About?

1 Corinthians 1:31
“Therefore, as it is written: ‘Let the one who boasts boast in the Lord”

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 one of His Sheep

Sheep can do very little on their own; they can only follow what another sheep does, or where the shepherd’s voice calls.

Without a shepherd to lead them, they scatter.

In John 10:11, Jesus says “I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd lays down his life for the sheep.”

In the same sentence, He had just referred to Himself as both the I AM THAT IAM, in other words, the same almighty YVHV who spoke to Moses in the burning bush.

He is a shepherd that is tender, lowly, protective, and humble.

Only the Good Shepherd lays His life down for us to protect us from the snares of deception, shame, and legalism.

He knows each of the sheep in His flock individually, speaking and guiding each of us in the way we need.

He is not the kind of shepherd who leaves when we stray, but He is always with us and even pursues us.

John 10:14-15
“I know my sheep and my sheep know me . . . and I lay down my life for the sheep”

He knows how to bless you and how to encourage you. You are not lost in His flock because He sees you and He knows you intimately.

Pray: God, show me the areas of my life where I am afraid to follow You, the Good Shepherd. Thank You for faithfully protecting, providing for, and guiding 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 discouraged?


Have you noticed that the higher our expectations, the greater our disappointment when they are not met?

Whether our unrealistic expectations are placed on other people, or in other situations, we will always experience discouragement when things go wrong.

David was a man of God who was downcast. But, friend, he also knew the antidote for disappointment and discouragement.

Psalm 42:11
“Why, my soul, are you downcast? Why so disturbed within me? Put your hope in God, for I will yet praise him, my Savior and my God”

What a contrast to the way we deal with discouragement and disappointment. Put your hope in God!

Instead of placing hope in others, place your hope in God, who always delivers on His promises.

Prayer: God, help me to place my hope on You, not in this world. I know that You will never disappoint 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?


Who are you boasting about?

Did you know that we cannot do anything for our salvation? In fact, it is God’s gift, totally undeserved.

Thus, no one can brag or boast about their role in their salvation. All boasting should be in the Lord alone.

1 Corinthians 1:31
“Therefore, as it is written: ‘Let the one who boasts boast in the Lord”

When we receive His name we also receive His power, His resources, and His blessings.

He dresses us in His royal robes of righteousness. He does it all, and all praise, honor, and glory are His.

He is the only one who is going to secure our salvation, and so our boasting is in Him alone.

Have you accepted His free gift of salvation by faith? Are you boasting in the Lord alone?

Pray: God, thank You for the free gift of salvation. I pray that I will always give You all the glory because You alone are worthy.

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 know how to pray?

As this world falls away from God in these last days, we need to know how to pray.

When it comes to prayer, there are just three basic considerations:

1. Give prayer adequate time. God draws us to Himself through prayer. Make sure you take time to build a personal relationship with the God who loves you with an infinite love.

2. Give prayer adequate space. In His presence, our souls find rest and refreshment. Make sure that you find a place to pray where you can concentrate without being disturbed, where you can focus only on God and not be distracted.

3. Give prayer adequate attention. To pray effectively, you need to make prayer your number one priority. One way to do this is to begin and end your day in prayer.

And as you pray, pray to the FATHER, in the name of Jesus Christ. Pray God’s Word reminding God what He has said by declaring and decreeing it, believing in and never doubting it.

1 Thessalonians 5:16-18
“Rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus”

Pray: Lord, forgive me for not making prayer a priority. My desire is to bless You with my prayers. Help me to give the right time, space, and attention to prayer daily.

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 is your Identity?

When Daniel and his friends were sent to Babylon as captives, their new environment was in stark contrast to everything they had ever known.

It would have been easy for them to succumb to these pressures and to let whose they were, be changed eternally.

Daniel and his friends knew that their identity came from God, not from their circumstances, their names, or what society told them to be.

Ephesians 2:19-20
“Consequently, you are no longer foreigners and strangers, but fellow citizens with God’s people and also members of his household, built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets, with Christ Jesus himself as the chief cornerstone”

Every day we are fed lies about our source of identity and self-esteem; we are pushed toward pagan belief systems and behaviors.

Yet, Daniel shows us, the key to maintaining our identity in the midst of temptation is to focus on God, not on our circumstances.

If we have accepted Christ as our Savior, then we are in a right standing with God.

We know that through eyes of Jesus, we are righteous. We did not earn our own salvation.

We know that we are forgiven and can live each day with a clean slate.

We know that the same spirit that raised Jesus from the grave lives in us. We know that we are loved by God.

Pray: Father, I thank You that I am Your child and forever a part of Your Kingdom. Help me to remember that and to stay focused on 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?


Weekend Review – November Week 1

What you have learned this week:

Do You Know How to Pray?

1 Thessalonians 5:16-18
“Rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus”

What is your Identity?

Ephesians 2:19-20
“Consequently, you are no longer foreigners and strangers, but fellow citizens with God’s people and also members of his household, built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets, with Christ Jesus himself as the chief cornerstone”

Have You Called Upon the Name of Jesus?

Acts 2:21
“Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved”

PostModern Culture Turns from Jesus!

Numbers 23:19
“God is not human, that he should lie, not a human being, that he should change his mind. Does he speak and then not act? Does he promise and not fulfill?”

Are You Wrestling With Fear?

Philippians 4:6
Be careful for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God.

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?


Have you called upon the name of Jesus?

We are living in a time when more than half our population has never heard of the saving grace of Jesus Christ, yet they know his name as a curse word. The question is have you called upon the name of Jesus, your savior?

Acts 2:21
“Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved”

The moment we accept Christ as our Savior, we are immediately given an eternal position of authority in heaven.

We instantly change from one guilty of sin to one of fully forgiven and set free.

With his last breath, the repentant thief on the cross said, “Jesus, remember me when you come into your kingdom”

Luke 23:42
The Lord replied, “Truly, I tell you, today you will be with me in paradise”

And it was immediately done. Is Jesus the Savior of your soul? If not, will you give your life to Him?

Pray: Lord, I have sinned against You. Forgive me. I accept Your gift of salvation and know that from this day forward I am living for You, my Lord and Savior!

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?


From Brokenness to Hope

Have you ever been broken before the Lord? Have you ever come to the end of yourself, realizing that your efforts have failed and your only hope remains in God?

In 1 Samuel 1, we read about Hannah, a selfless, gracious woman trapped in a miserable situation.
She was unable to bear a child for her husband Elkanah.
Her rival taunted her with rebuke, causing her great heart-ache.

(1 Samuel 1:6-7)
Whenever Hannah went up to the house of the Lord, her rival provoked her till she wept and would not eat”

(1 Samuel 1:11)
Through her tears, she vowed to God, “O Lord Almighty, if you will only look on your servant’s misery and remember me, and not forget your servant but give her a son, then I will give him to the Lord for all the days of his life”

Hannah knew God was the only One who could answer her cry for a son.

She knew God was the only One who could sense the agony of her spirit.

(Psalm 18:6) David reminds us of such a heart-cried prayer:
“In my distress I called to the Lord; I cried to my God for help. From his temple he heard my voice; my cry came before him, into his ears”

Let this be your hope for today.

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?