Hope for Each Day: Words of Wisdom and Faith

Hope for Each Day: Words of Wisdom and Faith

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In keeping with the spirit of Max Lucado's Grace for the Moment, Charles Swindoll's Wisdom for the Way, and John MacArthur's Truth for Today comes the latest edition into the Daily Devotional series. In Hope for Each Day, Billy Graham offers spiritual comfort to guide us through our daily lives. Rev. Graham is a national treasure

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In keeping with the spirit of Max Lucado's Grace for the Moment, Charles Swindoll's Wisdom for the Way, and John MacArthur's Truth for Today comes the latest edition into the Daily Devotional series. In Hope for Each Day, Billy Graham offers spiritual comfort to guide us through our daily lives. Rev. Graham is a national treasure and has counseled numerous political leaders and provided comfort in times of public crisis.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781418526696
Publisher:
Nelson, Thomas, Inc.
Publication date:
09/03/2006
Sold by:
THOMAS NELSON
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
400
Sales rank:
206,390
File size:
3 MB

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Hope for Each Day

Words of Wisdom and Faith
By Billy Graham

J. Countryman

Copyright © 2002 Billy Graham
All right reserved.

ISBN: 0849996201


Chapter One

January

* * *

You cannot think your way to God, or use wisdom alone. You must use your heart.

JANUARY 1

In Tune with the Master

You shall surround me with songs of deliverance.

PSALM 32:7

* Out West an old sheepherder had a violin, but it was out of tune. He had no way of tuning it, so in desperation he wrote to one of the radio stations and asked them at a certain hour on a certain day to strike the tone "A." The officials of the station decided they would accommodate the old fellow, and on that particular day the true tone of "A" was broadcast. His fiddle was thus tuned, and once more his cabin echoed with joyful music.

When we live apart from God, our lives get out of tune-out of harmony with others and with God. But if we live in tune with the Master, we, too, will find ourselves surrounded by His beautiful music.

As this new year begin, ask God to help you tune your life every day to His Word, so you can bring harmony and joy to those around you.

JANUARY 2

The Sun Still Shining

They looked ... and behold, the glory of the Lord appeared in the cloud.

EXODUS 16:10

* Without the clouds we wouldn't be shielded from the burning sun. Without the clouds therewould be no lavish sunsets, no beneficial rain, no beautiful landscapes.

The same is true with life's clouds. When hard times come we easily get discouraged. But behind the clouds God is still present, and can even use them to water our souls with unexpected blessings. Longfellow once wrote: "Be still, sad heart, and cease Repining, behind the clouds is the sun still shining."

As God's people wandered in the wilderness, He declared, "Behold, I come to you in the thick cloud" (Exod. 19:9).

Each of us experiences clouds in life-sometimes slight, but sometimes dark and frightening. Whatever clouds you face today, ask Jesus, the light of the world, to helps look behind the cloud to see His glory and His plans for you.

JANUARY 3

A Spring for the Soul

With You is the fountain of life; in Your light we see light.

PSALM 36:9

* Sadly, many people get their happiness only from outward circumstances. As long as their lives are untroubled, they feel happy. But when illness strikes, or a relationship breaks down, or any of a thousand other unexpected troubles engulf them, then happiness flees.

Near my home is a spring that never varies its flow. Floods may rage, but its output doesn't increase. A long summer's drought may come, but it won't decrease. Its flow is steady, reliable, and unending.

Such is the peace we all yearn for-and such is the peace Jesus promises to all who trust in Him: "The water that I shall give him will become in him a fountain of water springing up into everlasting life. ... My peace I give to you" (John 4:14; 14:.27).

Have you come to that unending spring-which is Christ? Are you coming to Him each day?

JANUARY 4

The Promise Is Ours

I am with you always, even to the end of the age.

MATTHEW 28:20

* When David Livingstone returned to his native Scotland after sixteen difficult years as a missionary and explorer in Africa, his body was emaciated by the ravages of some twenty-seven fevers that had coursed through his veins during the years of his service. His left arm hung useless at his side, the result of his being mangled by a lion.

Speaking to the students at Glasgow University, he said, "Shall I tell you what sustained me during the hardship and loneliness of my exile? It was Christ's promise, `Lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.'"

That promise is ours as well. No matter what trials we face, Christ never leaves us. He is with us every step of the way! Keep that promise before you today-and always.

JANUARY 5

He Is Here to Help

Who shall separate us from the love of Christ?

ROMANS 8:35

* After His resurrection Jesus came to His disciples, meeting them between the garden with its empty tomb and the city with its mob still passionate with hate. He said to them, "Do not be afraid. Go and tell My brethren" (Matt. 28:10).

In the midst of a world filled with danger, hatred, and war, the words of our Lord Jesus Christ are just as relevant as when He spoke them. He still says to all who love Him, "Do not be afraid."

He comes to you in the hospital room or in the midst of a family tragedy. He comes to you in the midst of an unexpected business reversal or physical crisis. And He says, "Don't be afraid. I'm alive, and I'm here to help you. The Cross shows the depth of My power. Nothing can ever separate you from Me!"



Excerpted from Hope for Each Day by Billy Graham Copyright © 2002 by Billy Graham
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Meet the Author

Billy Graham, world-renowned preacher, evangelist, and author has delivered the Gospel message to more people face-to-face than anyone in history and has ministered on every continent of the world in more than 185 countries. Millions have read his inspirational classics, including Angels, Peace with God, The Holy Spirit, Hope for the Troubled Heart, How to Be Born Again, The JourneyNearing Home, and The Reason For My Hope.

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Hope for Each Day 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 20 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I bought this book for a friend who is struggling with a difficult situation in her life. This same book was given to me when I was diagnosed with cancer and I found it to be very comforting and it gave me much inspiration and hope. Love to read anything by Billy Graham. Have much admiration for him and his strong faith.
BelieverinbooksJB More than 1 year ago
This is a great everyday devotional offering encouragement and spiritual strenght..it is also great material i use in daily bible scripture study..it is the most warming and beautifully written material.. i cant say enouph about this devotional ..its a personal expierence..it is inspirational and strenghtening offered on a day to day journey throught the year...
JewelE77 More than 1 year ago
This book is a wonderful addition to early morning and/or late evening religious reading. The Bible verses are helpful and his inspirational post is helpful, not condescending. My husband and I truly enjoy reading his devotional every morning and then again every evening. A wonderful book.
dane40_ More than 1 year ago
Great way to start your day and I love my nook!
gbautista72 More than 1 year ago
An awesome daily devotional. Life observations, insight, meditations! Great way to see & experience God in your life daily. I've had this book since 2002 & finally completed 365 days. I've enjoyed it thoroughly! Billy Graham is an exceptionally gifted man of faith!
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Each and everyday I was excited to read my inspiration and knowledge that Mr. Graham wrote. What a wonderful read loved it dearly!
JRE1946 More than 1 year ago
I'm on my fourth year of reading Hope For Each Day and I always am inspired by the writings in this book by Dr. Billy Graham. If you like reading a devotional each day then this is the book to read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Rev. Billy Graham knows how to use God's word to touch our hearts.
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Leticia Barnes More than 1 year ago
I bought this in hard copy several years ago and I have read through it every year and it is always new again. It is laid out to read a scripture and a paragraph written around that scripture each day.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I'm a believer going through a tough time, and this book has been so helpful to me. Billy Graham is a man of God we can respect and trust, his life and testimony have stood the test of time. These daily readings give great hope and encouragement through difficult times. They reach right to the heart through the Lord's Holy word and truth. I carry it with me just about whereever I go. I am ordering more for my friends.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
'Hope for each day' is a very inexpensive and small devotional writtion by billy graham.what I like about it is its small enough to fit in my pocket and there is a very inspirational Bible verse along with some small comments from dr graham for each day of the week and what Ive read for that day always seems to give me courage for my journey and the Bible verse always seems to speak to my situation. great gift idea for family and friends or soldier servering over seas or church or pastor friend.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is unbelievable. It helps where one thinks they cannot find help. It truly is a treasure to read and have. I have ordered more to give to others who don't know how wonderful this book truly is.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is defintely a must have. Graham really inspires his readers to have hope for another tomorrow even when are lives seem as if they hit a dead end. I have given this book to all of my friends and they love it. I have read it over and over!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Mr. Graham has done it again. This book provides a page full of inspiration and hope for each day of the year. Its words inspire and help guide your life to true happiness. Everyone that I have given this book to has thanked me over and over. I highly recommend it to everyone¿ not only Christians. Tomas