Stories of Hope

Hopeful stories are windows into the wonderful possibilities life has to offer. Stories of hope bring to life the ways in which people support each other, miracles make lives better, and individuals find new roads through challenging times. Turn to stories about hope whenever you need an encouraging boost on your path toward your best life.


U.S. Army Sgt. 1st Class (ret) Marshall Powell

An Iraq Veteran's Journey of Healing


Boston Marathon bombing survivor Rebekah Gregory and her son, Noah

How One Bombing Survivor Overcame Injuries and Fear

In Guideposts' April 2017 cover story, this young mother shares how she survived the Boston Marathon bombing. Could she survive the aftermath?

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teens from different racial backgrounds gardening together, smiling

At-Risk Teens Grow Hope in Community Garden

Here's how Project L.I.F.T.'s inspiring after school program helps these teens prepare for a better future.

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A grieving woman

Philip Yancey: The Triumph Over Suffering

Journalist and author Philip Yancey speaks to Diana Aydin about why we suffer, why God is sometimes silent, and how to emerge from the depths of despair stronger than before

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Rebekah Gregory with her son, Noah

Surviving the Boston Marathon Bombing and Its Aftermath

Meet Rebekah Gregory, who overcame the loss of a leg following the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing.

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How a heartbreaking story inspired hope.

How a Heartbreaking Story Inspired Hope

A beautiful gift revealed the power of a true story—one that nearly wasn’t told.

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Glimpses of God's grace.

Glimmers of God’s Grace

Take a look around you. Moments of divine hope and inspiration light up life each day.

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Love stories at the beach

Trading Love Stories at the Beach

Family stories of true love fill a daughter’s romantic heart with hope.

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What to do when you're in spiritual darkness

When in Spiritual Darkness, Trust God

Lessons from a West Virginia coal miner on digging out of seemingly hopeless situations.

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Tulips reaching for the sun

Signs of Spring: The Season of Renewal in Full Blossom

We asked our Facebook followers to submit some signs that remind them that spring has sprung, so that we might share them here with you.


When you're lost, God's help is on the way.

3 Bible Verses to Overcome Fear

When you're lost and afraid, here are 3 Bible verses to guide you.

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Laura Boggs and her daughter Maggie

Snark No More: She Gave Up Sarcasm for Lent

A woman who too often turned to sarcastic judgement of other people shares how her daughter convinced her to give up "snark" for Lent. Look for Laura's story in the March 2017 edition of Guideposts.

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A child's act of kindness

A Child's Act of Kindness

An unselfish little boy shares his treats and spreads joy.

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Finding a beach day in the middle of winter

The Wonders of Winter

How a gray, cold, city day morphed into a warm and wonderful sight

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