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.

Author Madeleine L'Engle

Guideposts Classics: Madeleine L'Engle on Trusting That God Is with Us

In this story from December 2001, the beloved author recalls a time when a threat to her daughter's health tested—and then strengthened—L'Engle's faith.

Waiting for spring

Waiting Out Winter

As dark days of snow and ice persist, it can be hard to believe that warm, sunny days will arrive. But they will.

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Dr. Norman Vincent Peale

Dr. Norman Vincent Peale: A Celebration of His Life and Messages

Enjoy this pictorial overview of Guideposts founder Dr. Norman Vincent Peale's life and career and be inspired and enlightened by a sermon he delivered in 1982 on the subject of hope.

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Quotes about light following darkness

14 Quotes About Light That Follows Darkness

If you've had a tough week, reminders that miracles do appear after storms

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God's love

A Love That Never Goes Away

This Valentine’s Day, remember that God's love for us is constant.

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Faith fights fear

Faith as a Force Against Fear

Remember that God can turn our worst tragedies into victories. Let His grace abound in your life.

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What God sees when you're a mess

What God Sees When You're a Hot Mess

Even when we try to hide our mistakes and missteps from others, God sees all. And still offers love.

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Yearning for spring

Yearning for Spring?

In the middle of winter, 4 Bible verses to inspire fresh, new beginnings in our faith, right now.

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Jan Rader, fire chief of Huntington, West Virginia

Faith Fuels This Fire Chief's Fight Against the Opioid Epidemic

The fire chief in the West Virginia town known as the "Overdose Capital of America" on why she remains hopeful in the face of her city's—and the country's—health crisis.

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Bri sits at a kitchen table, her favorite pot roast at her side

Why this Military Wife invited 10 Teenagers to Her Home

Her husband’s first deployment left her feeling lonely. Focusing on others rather than herself made all the difference.

Beauty in bleak winter

Finding Beauty in Bleak Mid-Winter

In the middle of a gloomy landscape, keep your eyes open for a moment of unexpected wonder.

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A military chaplain finds hope

Overcoming the Unimaginable

A military chaplain shares how he finds the promise of comfort and strength in the middle of war and death.

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Melissa Peeler, a benefits specialist at Volunteers of America Greater Baton Rouge

When Disaster Struck, Volunteers of America Found an Innovative Way to Help

Catastrophic flooding in Baton Rouge left residents looking for answers, so VOA met them in the library

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Banish winter gloom

5 Ways to Banish Winter Gloom

In the middle of all the snow and slush and mud, there are signs of hope. Here’s how to see them.

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