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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Have you ever shared your faith?

A witness only shares his faith experience and then leaves the outcome up to the judge or jury.

In the same way, we share the Good News, our faith, when the Holy Spirit takes over.

What was most effective about the Samaritan woman’s testimony was the joy that overflowed from her changed heart.

She went from being a woman who drew water in the heat of the day to actively engaging everyone she knew to tell of her wonderful experience.

Her simple testimony was highly effective.

John 4:39
“Many of the Samaritans from that town believed in him because of the woman’s testimony.”

Do you want God to use you more this year to witness to the wonder of His love, mercy, and grace?

Start with a confession of any sin in our own hearts and repentance.

Pray and ask for a pure heart so you can go forward with His work.

Then, go tell—the story of how you came to know Jesus and all that He has done for you. Someone you know needs to hear it!

Pray: God, I pray for a pure heart and a joyful spirit that I might be a witness for You. Help me to be obedient to what You have called me to do and then trust You with the rest.

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 weapon against Deception?

Godly wisdom is the best weapon against deception: It will never fail you.

Proverbs 2:6
“For the Lord gives wisdom, and from his mouth come knowledge and understanding”

Sometimes the people who are most deceptive are preachers who quote the Bible. They will use certain passages to silence you and me from speaking the Truth. They twist the meaning to deceive us and to intimidate us.

The Bible warns us about such deceivers,

Ephesians 5:6
“Let no one deceive you with empty words, for because of such things God’s wrath comes on those who are disobedient”

Proverbs 2:12-15: is a promise:
“Wisdom will save you from the ways of wicked men, from men whose words are perverse, who have left the straight paths to walk in dark ways, who delight in doing wrong and rejoice in the perverseness of evil, whose paths are crooked and who are devious in their ways”

We must always be on guard against those who use spiritual language to seduce us away from the Truth, men, and women who are walking in darkness and delighting in doing evil and wickedness.

Pray: God, I pray that You would give me discernment and wisdom so that I will be on guard against those who might try to deceive 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 in agreement with GOD?

Matthew 18:19
“Again I say unto you, That if two of you shall agree on earth as touching anything that they shall ask, it shall be done for them of my father which is in heaven.”


What does it mean to be in agreement?

Acts 1:14
“…they were all with one accord in one place.”

The word “accord” comes from a Greek word “homothymadon” – hom-oth-oo-mad-on, meaning unanimously or to run along side in unison –with one accord (mind). With one mind, with one accord, with one passion.

They were not just together, they were together in faith.

Matthew 18:19
“…If any two of you shall agree…”

The word “agree” comes from a Greek word “symphoneo” – soom-fo-ne’-o, to be harmonious, i.e. (figuratively) to accord (be suitable, concur) or to stipulate (by compact): –agree (together, with)

James 1:6
“But let him ask in faith, nothing wavering.”


You cannot expect to receive what you ask unless you ask in faith.

Do you see the power that is released when two or more connect their faith in agreement?

Ecclesiastes 4:9
“Two are better than one; because they have a good reward for their labor.”

I believe that God has brought you and I together to help one another fulfill the divine destiny that God has planned for our lives.

Pray:
Help me LORD to believe Your Word and to have faith to agree with another in prayer!

And 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 – December Week 2

What you have learned this week:

Are you blaming others?

Psalm 27:11
“Teach me your way, O Lord; lead me in a straight path”

Who will fight your battle?

I Samuel 17:46-47
“This day the Lord will deliver you into my hand, and I will strike you down . . .
that all the earth may know that there is a God in Israel . . .
For the battle is the Lord’s, and he will give you into our hand”

Are you filling your days with praise?

Psalm 150:6
“Let everything that has breath praise the Lord. Praise the Lord”

Do you need to tear down some walls?

I Corinthians 2:14
“But the natural man receiveth not the things of the spirit of God: for they are foolishness unto him: neither can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned

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?


Do you need to tear down some walls?

Identify your walls

Are there walls standing between you and your destiny?

Does it seem it’s impossible to go any further with your faith?

Is there something standing in your way?

In the Bible, Joshua faced the same situation. The people of God had come into the promised land only to find something in their way.

It was a city called Jericho that had walls so wide that chariots could race on top of the walls.

No army had been able to conquer Jericho.

You can read what the Bible says about Jericho in Joshua 6:1-5

The Amplified Version says in Hebrews 11:30

“Because of faith the walls of Jericho fell down after they had been encompassed for seven days (by the Israelites).”

To the natural mind, this seemed like an impossibility. It probably seemed ridiculous. WHY?

I Corinthians 2:14
“But the natural man receiveth not the things of the spirit of God: for they are foolishness unto him: neither can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned.”

But, the Isrealites believed God. They obeyed, and the walls fell.

Look at what Hebrews 11:33-34 tells us about the miraculous things that happened because of faith they…

Subdued kingdoms
Obtained promised blessings
Shut the mouths of lions
Extinguished the power of the raging fire
Escaped the edge of the sword
Became powerful in battle
Defeated foreign armies

Whatever walls seem to be in your way, Shout for Victory by Faith and watch them fall!

By faith, you can obtain promised blessings!

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 pursuing true faith?


All of us are born in sin with a natural desire to live independent of God. This sin separates us from Him.

The only way to fill that void is through repentance of sin, faith in Jesus Christ, and the indwelling power of God’s Spirit.

True faith that makes us whole.

John 8:12
“I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life”


It is only by God’s Spirit that our blind eyes can be opened. True faith helps us recognize that our desperate consuming need for dependence on the Savior!


You are made whole when you reflect the “character-likeness” of Jesus Christ.


Ask the Lord to reveal to you the true answer to your inner longing, and to help you understand that your heart is made whole the moment you receive Jesus as the Savior of your soul?


Ask God to help you walk in the light of His Son through all of life’s challenges that you are facing?


Pray: Lord, because of Your great love for me, You made me alive in Christ even when I was dead in my sin


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 filling your days with praise?

Fill your day with Praise

Psalm 150:6
“Let everything that has breath praise the Lord. Praise the Lord”

The prophet Isaiah records a wonderful scene of praise: View Isaiah 6:1-4

Imagine how Isaiah felt in God’s presence.

While we live in a visible, tangible world as children of God, we are only sojourners on earth. Our eternal destination is with God—praising Him. Therefore, praise is vital to our spiritual well-being.

In times of praise, God becomes the focus of our hearts.

Praise changes our attitudes and prepares us for the manifestation of God’s power in our lives.

The Bible tells us that praise is a garment (Isaiah 61:3) we can put on each day.

We do not have to live with feelings of doubt and fear.

We can opt to live a life of praise!

Psalm 71:14
“As for me, I will always have hope; I will praise you more and more”

Pray: Lord, Your glory is endless. I pray that each difficulty I face would become an opportunity to trust and love You more.

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 increasing?

IS Your FAITH Increasing or Decreasing?

Many have heard preacher after preacher tells them to have faith, yet have never told them HOW to have faith.

Decide right now to set your sail in the wind of faith. Noah did. By faith, Noah built the ark and saved his household.

1. He built an ark (ship, boat). This is amazing and miraculous since he had never seen a ship.

2. He built it in the middle of dry land. What good is a boat with no water? He couldn’t see water.

3. He was warned about something he could not see. There had never been a flood. He had never seen a flood.

II Corinthians 5:7
“For we walk by faith, not by sight.”

4. He acted on what he was told.

Romans 10:17
“So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.”

God gave Noah the plan to build the ark and because of his faith, he built it.

As your faith increases, let it affect your life and the lives of others.

PRAY:
“Lord, increase my faith!”

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 will fight your battle?

Who will fight your battle?

We know that Jesus defeated death, Satan and the power of sin at Calvary.

The question we too often as is, “What about my present conflict? Where is His victory for the battle raging in my life right now?”

When Jesus became your Savior, He made you a new creation—and although you changed, the world did not.

Because of this, there are powers that align themselves against you: the world, the devil, and even your own flesh, war against your spirit.

All these pressures push us toward doubt and despair, causing us to wonder, “Where is God in all this? I can’t see Him beyond my daily battles.”

David knew he was no match for Goliath but he also knew that the battle wasn’t his but God’s. When he heard Goliath’s taunts, he testified:

I Samuel 17:46-47
“This day the Lord will deliver you into my hand, and I will strike you down . . .
that all the earth may know that there is a God in Israel . . .
For the battle is the Lord’s, and he will give you into our hand”

Spiritual victory is never our own; it comes from our Deliverer, Jesus Christ alone.

When you go through the battle or face a storm, remember the battle is not yours, it belongs to the LORD.

Pray: Help me, dear Lord, I need you right now to be my Deliverer! I pray this in Jesus Name. 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?


Are you blaming others?

Do you blame others for things you have done?

Too often, we shift from taking responsibility for ourselves and blame others: someone or something else.

We blame others for our own mistakes.

Yet, if you are responsible for your stuff, you must first, be willing to say, “Yes, I made the mistake.”

Psalm 27:11
“Teach me your way, O Lord; lead me in a straight path”

Jesus knew the responsibility God had given Him, and He was determined to be faithful.

Through Him, we have been given eternal life.

Therefore, we need to learn how to live in that freedom and avoid blaming others.

When you blame others, you lose that freedom.

You will then in bondage to those whom you have betrayed and harmed.

Forgiveness is the act of coming to God honestly and confessing the wrong done and be willing to say “I’m sorry” to those you have harmed.

Pray: Lord, I want to live a free life—one that is only tied to You and not to the sins of this world.
Teach me Your way, that I may walk in it.

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?