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.

A road with sunshine at the end.

Mourning and Moving On: Growing through Grief 

A pastor reflects on civil rights, loss and the Biblical case for coping with it all.

Miriam Green; photo by Reena Barnett Tasgal

They Followed in Abraham's Spiritual Footsteps

What compelled this couple to give up everything they knew to move to Israel when they couldn’t even speak the local language?

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Stu Reininger

An Insistent Dog Opened His Eyes to God's Grace

He wanted to be alone in his grief, but on a rural hiking trail in Calabria, Italy, a 60-pound puppy wouldn't take no for an answer.

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Guidposts Editor-in-Chief Edward Grinnan

A Message of Hope from Edward Grinnan: Love Thy Neighbor

Guideposts' Editor-in-Chief shares one way that he is looking out for others during the pandemic.

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Ty'Ann Brown, Guideposts' Vice President of Ministries

Keep the Faith with Ty'Ann Brown: Lonely No More

Guideposts' VP of Ministries reminds that while social isolation can be difficult, we can use this time to draw nearer to God.

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Guidposts Editor-in-Chief Edward Grinnan

A Message of Hope from Edward Grinnan: Growing Closer to God

Guideposts' Editor-in-chief shares some of the small pleasures and challenges the pandemic has presented and reminds us that tough times are a chance to draw closer to God.

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Guidposts Editor-in-Chief Edward Grinnan

A Message of Hope from Edward Grinnan: A Prayer for the 4th

Guideposts' Editor-in-Chief shares that on the 4th of July, he'll be praying for our country to continue to progress in its quest for freedom and equality.

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Guideposts blogger Holly Lebowitz Rossi

A Message of Hope from Holly Lebowitz Rossi: Sources of Comfort

Holly Lebowitz Rossi, author of the Guideposts blog A Positive Path, shares how you can find comfort in small and simple ways.

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The Statue of Liberty in New York harbor

His Perseverance Paid Off in a Gift to the American People

In this story from July 1986, Richard Schneider celebrates Kenneth Lynch, a craftsman who helped to restore the Statue of Liberty.

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Jean and Alex Trebek

Jean Trebek on Finding Joy with Her Husband Alex Despite His Pancreatic Cancer

Faith, family and friends have seen this loving couple through their greatest challenge.

Twin baby bats weighing three grams each

How a Baby Bat Reassured Her During a Tough Transition

She was fully invested in caring for the tiny injured creature, but she soon realized how much she needed the little bat, too.

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A pastor and new father reflects on the peaks and valleys of life during the pandemic.

Mountaintop Moments: Finding Hope in Hard Times

A pastor and new father reflects on the peaks and valleys of life during the coronavirus pandemic.

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Guidposts Editor-in-Chief Edward Grinnan

A Message of Hope from Edward Grinnan: Faith in the Big Apple

Guideposts' Editor-in-Chief, back in New York City for the first time in months, celebrates the Big Apple's slow but steady reawakening.

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Rick Hamlin, Guideposts Executive Editor

A Message of Hope from Rick Hamlin: Unexpected Blessings

Guideposts' Rick Hamlin shares a small moment of melodic grace from New York City.

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