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.

Memorial service

Showing Love in a Crisis

When the news is overwhelming, God’s goodness still emerges.

Edward and Gracie

Drawn Together by a Daily Devotion

In Daily Guideposts, evidence of how stories bring us together.

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An artist's rendering of a multicultural group of children doing a traditional Japanese dance

Multicultural Christmas Eve Service in Los Angeles

Rick Hamlin recalls a memorable church service, which included a traditional Japanese dance performed to Silent Night.

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Becca Stevens, founder and president of Thistle Farms

Thistle Farms Is Helping Women Reclaim Their Lives

Becca Stevens discusses the mission of Thistle Farms, a community of women who are healing from prostitution, trafficking, addiction and abuse.

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A young woman displays the red heart she has made

This Heartfelt Program Teaches Useful Skills to At-Risk Women in Bangladesh

Through its Others program, the Salvation Army provides training to women who might otherwise have no way to support themselves or their families.

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An artist's rendering of a woman in distress surrounded by praying hands

The Prayers of Others Saw Her Through Opioid Withdrawal

In the throes of flagrant opioid withdrawal, she was beginning to despair, but the prayers of friends and strangers lifted her up.

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Popular radio host Delilah

Delilah Speaks About the Impact of Guideposts on Her Life

The popular radio host shares just how important Guideposts magazine has been to her and her family.

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Rays from the rising sun stream through dark clouds

Hurricane Florence: Coping With Fear and Anxiety

Bible verses, prayers and stories for comfort and hope 

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EMT Jennifer Struckmeyer

From Firefighter to EMT: What Inspired One Volunteer's Switch

A raging prairie fire and the severe burns it inflicted on her changed her life and strengthened her faith.

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Asking for help

The Importance of Feeling Pain

When we face our emotional turbulence, we find that we are not alone. 

Oscar-winning actress Marlee Matlin

Guideposts Classics: Marlee Matlin on Embracing God's Gifts

In this story from November 2002, Oscar winner Marlee Matlin shares how she refused to let her deafness prevent her from pursuing her passion for acting.

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Legendary musician Aretha Franklin

Remembering Aretha Franklin: The Queen of Soul

Writer Brooke Obie remembers interviewing iconic singer and activist Aretha Franklin in 2013.

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Street cat

The Good ‘Cat’ Samaritans

The kind deeds of two neighborhood ladies who care for hungry kitties.

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Closeup shot of two unrecognizable people holding hands in comfort.

What I Wish People Knew About Grief

After she lost her husband, she discovered a lot of the advice she had heard was wrong. 

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