Hope

What Good is God?

How do I get myself into these predicaments? I asked myself as the plane left…

Why Doubt Can Give You Hope

I know I’ve gone through bouts of doubt that felt like they could be lethal…

Stop Taking Jeremiah 29:11 Out of Context

It’s one of the modern Church’s favorite biblical promises—but we’ve gotten it all wrong.

Optimism Is Temporary. Hope Is Eternal.

Four years ago, this strange micro-trend appeared: A handful of Dallas-area megachurch pastors were diagnosed…

Can Hope and Worry Coexist?

One of the defining marks of Christianity is hope—we know that no matter what happens,…

Rain, Chickens and Other Foolish Hopes

It feels so foolish sometimes to believe that we might grow things in this life. Predators break in and steal, and when it comes down to it, we have no control at all over most of the key factors in life. In today’s column, Adam and Christine Jeske tackle the hard question of how to find hope when everything visible could lead us to despair.

A Hope That Can Survive Death

Leanne Penny shares what she has learned since last Mother’s Day about life, death and hope.

Preparing Your Heart for Disaster

Ben Skoda writes about the perseverance and hope found in the survivors of the tornadoes that tore through Joplin, Mo., earlier this year.

Creating Something Better in Haiti

Emily Cavan writes about talking to Haitian women and hearing they think there’s no hope for their country—but that it must come down to creating hope.

God Doesn’t Meet Our Expectations

Elizabeth Giger shares how she came to accept that God would give her what she needed, not what she thought she deserved.

Heeding Our Call

Columnist Jill Hansen describes how three homeless people changed her perception of the people she meets on the street.

Digging for Hope in Haiti

Kirk Noonan of Convoy of Hope writes about how an experience of doubting a Haitian man’s ability to successfully dig a well in an arid region relates to the organization’s mission.

Cracking at the Seams

Stuart Redwine tells his story.

Grieving With Hope

On March 28, my sister died unexpectedly at the age of 24. She had a…