Inspirational Stories

Let inspirational stories of faith, hope, survival, healing, and courage help you cultivate a positive attitude every day.
a pedestrian road crossing where strangers became prayer partners
Friends

When Strangers Become Prayer Partners

In this excerpt from Extraordinary Answers to Prayer, amazing things happen when strangers unite in prayer.

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Lillie Shockney, breast cancer survivor
Healing

Shining the Light of Faith on Healing Journey

A breast-cancer survivor comforts and soothes those newly diagnosed with the disease.

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Kitty Slattery
Finding Life Purpose

My Adventure in Self-Publishing

A seasoned writer and book author finds a way to tell “the rest of the story.”

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A tiny, sparse tree on a windowsill looks out on a snowy January day.
God's Grace

A Post-Christmas Revival

A mother and son put their faith to the test in trying to revive a tiny Christmas tree.

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Car in blizzard conditions.
Angels

Rescued by a Mysterious Stranger

When snow stranded us, I wondered how I’d get my babies home. Until a stranger pulled up.

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Guideposts editor-in-chief Edward Grinnan
Managing Life Changes

Celebrating Strength in Tough Times

Our editor-in-chief announces a new recurring feature, stories of folks triumphing over adversity.

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A brick layer plies his trade
Managing Life Changes

Still on the Job

A man who fills in when a contractor misses a delivery seems sent from heaven above.

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Beth Hughes and her husband, Walt
Marriage

The Love Locks

A widow, aching for the love she shared with her late husband, benefits from angelic matchmaking.

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Don and Mary Elizabeth Rathbun
Coping With Grief

Midnight Kiss

A tender smooch at the strike of 12 restores an Ohio widow's faith.

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A missing hearing aid disrupted Betty Tate's routine.
Answered Prayers

Heeding the Helpful Voice

A prayer answered loudly and clearly helps a woman track down a misplaced hearing aid.

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