Inspirational Stories

We are constantly immersed in stories—from
television news to films, novels and
TV programs. The inspiring real-life
stories we tell here are stories of faith,
hope and love, stories of challenges 
overcome as well as small unexpected
moments of grace.

More importantly, our inspiring true stories
are about and by people like you.
People who have discovered how to
live their lives with more hope and joy
and, through their stories and experiences,
have helped others to do the same.

 

Recent Inspirational Stories

Thoughts turn to God for a Cubs fan in Dodger-land. Was she too quiet in the stands? Or was she willing to be heckled for her beliefs? Are you?

by Michelle Medlock Adams

Roberta Messner with Spanky

My dog has been with me through everything–illness, my husband leaving, my parents dying. I couldn't lose him now.

by Roberta Messner
, Huntington, West Virginia

The dolphin approaches the beckoning diver.

A Bottlenose dolphin seeks assistance in detaching a fishing line from its fin.


Travis Pratt auditions for "America's Got Talent"

Travis Pratt's "America's Got Talent" audition will amaze you, and you'll want to have some tissues ready for the emotional end of the video.


Our timing is not always God’s timing. Actually, our timing is almost never God’s timing–take it from Noah...

by Michelle Medlock Adams

A guitarist in Africa takes part in a recording of "La Bamba."

A beloved song is given an around-the-world treatment as musicians in many nations join in to perform it.


Grant (left) and his father stroll together through a sun-drenched meadow.

After the childhood he had, he vowed never to talk to his father again. And he almost didn’t.

by Grant Phillips
, Plymouth, Minnesota

An artist's rendering of a young woman being wooed by various suitors

She was a 14-year-old tomboy bookworm. What could she possibly have in common with her glamorous new stepmom?

by Kelly Ann Riley
, Somerville, Alabama

When did you first discover Guideposts? For editor-in-chief Edward Grinnan, it was just in time.

by Edward Grinnan

Baby swans float along on their mother's back.
Watch a batch of adorable cygnets hitch a ride on the back of their very accommodating mama.

Watch this stray dog drag an injured dog to safety.

A courageous dog drags an injured pup across a busy highway to safety.


Jerry blends in with his undergrad peers.

Jerry Reid fulfilled a life-long dream, not only of graduating from college but also of enjoying the college experience to the fullest.


A beach at sunset

Walking down the beach that day, he was so wrapped up in his own problems he almost didn’t hear the girls screaming.

by Edson Bourn
, Jacksonville, Florida

Shawnelle Eliasen

Her son, trapped deep beneath the earth. Her faith, needing to go even deeper.

by Shawnelle Eliasen
, Port Byron, Illinois

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