Stories Of Hope

      Guideposts co-founder and best-selling author Dr. Norman Vincent Peale
      once turned around the old saying, “Where there is life there is hope,”
      to “Where there is hope there is life.” Why did he do this? Because, as
      he put it, “You’re never beaten down as long as you have hope.”

      The real-life stories of hope here show how individuals in desperate
clung to a glimmer of hope and were richly rewarded. Read on
      and discover the message 
of hope in these truly inspiring stories.






Recent Stories of Hope

Museum of Biblical Art in Manhattan

The King James Bible celebrates its 400th birthday in a unique exhibit at the Museum of Biblical Art.

by Rick Hamlin
, New York, New York

A stranger answers a woman's prayer, igniting her faith.

by Yvonne Willis
, Chesterfield, Virginia

Beth Moore on positive affirmation

Why couldn’t my husband give me the affirmation that I needed?

by Beth Moore

The words that renewed one woman's hope at just the right moment.

by Grace Lundmark
, Tyler, Texas

Edward Grinnan

Edward Grinnan walks you through the process of using your imagination to help you achieve personal growth.

Inspirational Story of Disabled Duck Inspires Hope

This duckling grew not into a swan but into a much revered teacher who inspires hope in everyone she meets.

by Brian J. Lowney

picture of flowers: (Photo credit: Klaus Lucka)

Take a moment to be inspired by the beauty of the season’s floral feast.

After years of searching, one woman finally finds the right school for her son...and a renewed sense of hope.

by Julia Attaway

Woman looking sad and distressed

How to heal the emotional, mental and spiritual trauma of suddenly losing everything.

by Alina Larson
, New York, New York

When a mother has trouble naming her newborn, she turns to God for help.

by Sabra Ciancanelli
, Tivoli, New York

An American flag in a cemetery

An encounter with a remarkable elderly couple helps one woman realize just how blessed she is.

by Crystal Giffin
, Reynoldsburg, Ohio

After a tragic school shooting, this Amish community relies on their faith to help them feel safe again.

by Miriam Flaud

Change comes in many ways and in many forms. But no matter what form the change takes, it starts with fearless self-honesty.

by Edward Grinnan

How a devastating illness inspired one man to get creative and embrace positive change.

by Anne Simpkinson

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