Joy

Christy Prins

Read: Psalm 63 You have been my help, and in the shadow of your wings I will sing for joy. (v. 7) In India, Vivaan and his wife were driven out of the family’s village simply for choosing to become Christians. Now, the couple must always be on the move. They carry a radio with them in order to stay connected to God’s Word by listening to Words of Hope programs. “I came to know Jesus through your [radio] programs,” …

Hope for the Day

Megan Nollet

Read: Lamentations 3:21-26 The steadfast love of the LORD never ceases; his mercies never come to an end; they are new every morning; great is your faithfulness. (vv. 22-23) Agnesa, a young mother living in Albania, received her first Bible from her sister. Agnesa belongs to a Muslim family, yet over the past year she had sensed a change in her sister. Her sister seemed more joyful. More peaceful. Now she was telling Agnesa that these changes were because of …

True Beauty

Christy Prins

Read: Revelation 21:1-8 And he who was seated on the throne said, “Behold, I am making all things new.” (v. 5) Sadar was born blind in the country of Nepal. In developing countries, blindness can be an especially devastating impairment, since fewer resources and opportunities are available for disabled people. Unable to read, Sadar started to listen to radio programs from Words of Hope’s Nepali partner. Eventually, Sadar decided to call the producer because he wanted to learn more about …

Hope = Life

Megan Nollet

Read: 1 Peter 1:3-9 He has given us new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead. (v. 3 NIV) Life runs on hope. Hope looks ahead with expectation. Hope can overcome fear. The Bible says in Hebrews 6:19 that “we have this hope as an anchor for the soul, firm and secure” (NIV). The hope spoken of in Hebrews is the Christian assurance of salvation, made possible by the life, death, and resurrection …

One Hope

Adam Navis

Read: Ephesians 4:1-8 There is one body and one Spirit—just as you were called to the one hope that belongs to your call. (v. 4) Hope is a central part of the Christian life. Hope is what Christ’s coming brought into the world, and the hope that Christ offers is what draws so many to him. At Words of Hope, we think about this hope every day. Words of Hope does much more than publish this devotional. We work with …

Destined for Adoption

Tammy De Ruyter

Read: Ephesians 1:1-14 He predestined us for adoption to himself. (v. 5) Adoption, by its very nature, originates in brokenness. One or both biological parents are unable to keep and care for a child. It is an act born out of pain, frustration, and despair. Yet, there is also redemption in this sacrificial gift. The giving parents have an opportunity to change their life’s trajectory; the child has a new home in which to experience family; and the adoptive parents …