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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Are you holding the rope of life?

We push and shove our way through each day, worrying when the rope of life will break.

Fear, doubt, and worry can paralyze us. However, too many Christians are living the same.

Matthew 6:25-26
“Do not worry about your life. . . . Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they?”

Here is the wondrous Truth of God: He holds the rope of our lives within His infinite, loving grasp.

Nothing is strong enough to remove His shelter of protection from our lives.

He knows our every move, every thought and He is constantly aware of our deepest needs.

Jesus reminds us that not even one sparrow falls to the ground apart from God’s knowledge and will. “Even the very hairs of your head are all numbered,” says Jesus. “So don’t be afraid; you are worth more than many sparrows” (Matthew 10:30-31).

The next time you sense your anxiety level rising, stop and remember that God is aware of you. He loves you and nothing can change this.

You can trust Him fully. He holds the rope of your earthly life in His infinite hands, and nothing can break it.

Pray: Lord, thank You that You have a wonderful plan for all my days. I lay my fear and anxiety down before You and receive Your peace 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?


Do you have the salvation of the LORD?

Up until Christ’s birth in redemptive history, enjoying the privilege of being one of God’s people had been limited to the Jewish nation of Israel.

But through Jesus, God opened the door for anyone to know the blessing of being one of God’s own through salvation in His Son.

John 1:1-11
In these verses, John says that Jesus “came to that which was his own, but his own did not receive him” (John 1:11).

God knew Jesus would be rejected by His own, yet, in His mercy and grace, God purposed this rejection of His Son to welcome believing Gentiles into the family of God (see Romans 11:11-15).

Now anyone, anywhere, who repents of his sin and says, “Father, I cannot save myself. Jesus, save me,” Jesus will save.

To have a successful Christian life is to know the salvation that Jesus Christ has accomplished on your behalf. Have you accepted that priceless gift?

Pray: Father, I praise You for the Good News of Salvation! I look forward to the day when I will be united with Your people from every tribe, nation, and tongue in Your presence, worshipping Your holy name. Thank You for my gift of salvation.

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?


Weekly Review -March Week 3

Here’s what you learned this past week!

Do you fight the devil?
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Pray in the name of YVHV!
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Do you know the Prince of Peace?
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There is no other way!
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Have You lost Your Way in this Life?
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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?

Do you fight the devil?

How do you fight the devil?

Remember, he manipulates a situation by involving another person!

Thus, we must pray blessings on that other person.

Jesus commands us:

Matthew 5:44
“But I tell you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you”

When temptations and spiritual attacks overwhelm us, where do we turn?

Psalm 18:6
“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”

We must keep our relationship with God our top priority so we will easily remember where to go for help.

Pray: Father, help me to pray for blessings for others. I need Your help and guidance so that I will not fall for the devil’s schemes.

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?


Pray to the HEAVENLY FATHER -YVHV?

The Bible tells us that because names have incredible meaning and importance,.

Understanding the names of God will have a tremendous impact on your worship and personal devotion to the Lord.

Here are a few of the Old Testament names of God:

* Elohim–majestic Lord
* El Shaddai–all-powerful, all-sufficient, transcendent, sovereign God
* Yahweh–the proper name for God, which means “self-existing one” (I AM!)
* Yahweh Nissi–our banner
* Yahweh Rapha–our healer
* Yahweh Rohi–our shepherd
* Yahweh Jireh–our provider
* Yahweh Shalom–our peace
* Adonai–master, ruler, Lord
* Abba–our Father who intimately cares

As you spend time worshipping the Lord, remember that God’s names reflect His attributes and nature.

He is your peace, provider, healer, shepherd, the Great IAM THAT IAM, and has given you Jesus Christ, Yeshua, your Lord, and eternal Savior!

Pray: Lord, today I worship You not just for what You have done, but for who You are. Help me know and worship You more as I reflect on these names

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 the Prince of Peace?

The Hebrew word shalom is often translated “peace,” but its full meaning has a deeper richness to it.

Shalom is a sense of completeness and soundness and living well. It implies safety, good health, prosperity, tranquility, and contentment.

Shalom means favor, fulfillment, restoration, harmony, and reconciliation. God is Jehovah Shalom, the God of peace.

(Isaiah 9:6)
For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders. And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace”

Shalom meets the human heart’s deepest longings and is the greatest measure of contentment.

There is no room for peace in a heart that is harboring anxiety, distrust, greed, anger, or bitterness.

Only when the Prince of Peace rules in our hearts and minds can we have peace.

Are you experiencing shalom in your life? Or is there an area where you have not let Jesus reign?

Confess to God the roadblocks you have placed that are preventing God’s all-encompassing peace from filling your heart.

Pray: Show me the areas where I have not allowed You to reign. Thank You for lifting my burdens and giving me rest in 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?


THERE IS NO OTHER WAY!

There is no other way other than Jesus alone!

People suggest, even demand their own way, that Jesus is only one of many possible ways to God.

Yet, there is no amount of good work and no degree of managing our evil desires that will provide the forgiveness of sins we so desperately need.

John 14:6
“Jesus answered, ‘I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me'”

We want to go our own way based on our personal belief systems that are dictated by our own self-centered rules.

If there were another manner of access, there would be no Christmas.

Jesus would not have had to leave His Father’s side in glory for the womb of a virgin!

When you read the Christmas story this year, ask God to give you a fresh perspective on this miraculous expression of God’s love and provision to the world. God’s redemptive purposes are revealed in every detail, down to the young girl that carried our Savior in her womb.

Pray: Father, thank You for the salvation we have that is only through Your Son. Thank You for making a way for our redemption.


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 Lost Your Way in Life?

Many of us go through life aimlessly walking as if we are lost in this big world.

To many, seek solace in sex, drugs, homosexuality, and pornography. They wander hopelessly through life.

But, the believer has hope because of the LIGHT that guides our way through the fog of life.

Psalm 119 vs.105 says: “Thy word is a lamp unto my feet and a light unto my path.

Vs. 112 says: “I have inclined my heart to perform Your statutes always even unto the end.”

Thus, if you have lost your way in this life, and do not have hope, let Psalm 119 vs. 105 and 112 to become your WORD OF HOPE today.

Incline your heart to God today and discover the light that guides your path.

Friend, seek His word which is a lamp and a bright light to put you on the right path to perform the word’s statutes even unto the end.

Grab this WORD OF HOPE 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?


The Importance of the Cross


The cross is so vital that God spent centuries painting a picture of it, trying to help us understand its magnitude.

When Jesus shed His blood for us, He accomplished four magnificent, life-changing, chain-breaking realities that we live under every day: atonement, redemption, justification, and reconciliation.

“He forgave us all our sins, having canceled the charge of our legal indebtedness, which stood against us and condemned us; he has taken it away, nailing it to the cross” (Colossians 2:13-14).

1. Jesus accomplished our atonement.

2. As sons and daughters of our first parents, we were born slaves to sin. Jesus gave His life as the ransom for our freedom.

3. You had a spiritual debt, yes, but it has been paid. Jesus atoned for you at the cross. =

4. You have been bought and paid for by the most precious blood of Jesus Christ.

Live in the freedom that Jesus purchased for you. Cling to that old rugged cross.

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

Pray: Lord, thank You for setting me free. Help me to live dead to sin and alive to You in Christ Jesus (Romans 6:11).
Thank You for the precious gift of life through Your Son.


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?


Quiet Devotion makes the Difference

In Mark 12, Jesus tells us about the gift of a widow:

If you recall, it was a common practice of rich people to throw in large donations. But a poor widow came and put in two very small copper coins, her complete earnings for the day! To the others, these two coins were worthless.


Mark 12:41-44

“I tell you the truth, this poor widow has put more into the treasury than all the others. They all gave out of their wealth; but she, out of her poverty, put in everything all she had to live on”

While many people came to the temple, hoping to be seen and to make an offering that would bring awe and approval, this humble widow gave all she had to the Lord-seeking only to worship Him and to be found faithful in His eyes.

Her only thought was to obey the Lord and to demonstrate her love for Him.

In fact, this woman probably knew that if the temple leaders saw her meager offering, they would scowl, but she knew God would bless her obedience and quiet devotion.

Titus 3:5
“[God] saved us, not because of righteous things we had done, but because of his mercy”

When the motivation of your heart is right, you will sense His good pleasure and blessing.

All that you do will glorify Him, and He will guard your heart and mind with His mercy and grace.

Pray: Lord, my purpose in this world is to love You with all my heart, mind, soul, and strength. You are worthy of my devotion. Continue to search my heart so that I will be only Yours.

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?