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God’s Promises for the Humble - Daily Hope with Rick Warren - August 18, 2021

  • 2021 Aug 18

God’s Promises for the Humble 
By Rick Warren

"He guides the humble in what is right and teaches them his way." Psalm 25:9 (NIV)

Humility is not thinking less of yourself. You can be confident and humble at the same time! Humility is thinking of yourself less. When you stay focused on God and helping other people, you naturally think about yourself less. 

That's not an easy way to live. Why would anybody choose to think of others more than they think of themselves? Because God makes many promises in the Bible for Christians who will humble themselves. Humility is a big deal to God.

Here are four things God will do in your life when you work on being humble.

If you’re humble, God will guide you. 

If you don't know which way to turn—whether to get in or get out, hold on or let go—then get humble. When you humble yourself, God will make your next step clear. You’ll make fewer mistakes in life! "He guides the humble in what is right and teaches them his way" (Psalm 25:9 NIV). 

If you’re humble, God will bless you.

These promises are all through Scripture, like Isaiah 66:2: "I will bless those who have humble and contrite hearts" (NLT). God doesn't bless egotistic or prideful people or those who secretly think they're better than everybody else. He blesses the humble.

If you’re humble, God will give you the power to change

The power to change is called grace. Maybe there are things in your life you'd like to change. Perhaps you’ve tried to change, but you can't or you won't. You need grace!

How do you get God’s grace and the power to change? "God opposes the proud but gives grace to the humble" (James 4:6 NLT). Every time you’re prideful, you’re on the opposite side of God—and you don't want to be there. The humbler you are, the more grace God gives you. 

If you’re humble, God will reduce your stress.

If you’re prideful, your stress is going to go up. Instead, listen to Jesus: "Take my yoke upon you. Let me teach you, because I am humble and gentle at heart, and you will find rest for your souls" (Matthew 11:29 NLT).

When you’re tapped out and feel like you have nothing left to give, surrender to Jesus. Spend time in the Bible, learning how to choose gentleness and humility by his example. Pray, and ask him for the grace to change.

Then you’ll find the rest your soul has been craving.

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“Perhaps the most important role you can play in the life of a child is teaching them to trust God through prayer. It’s the key to living with hope.” —Pastor Rick

That’s why it’s so important to strengthen the hope of kids by introducing them to Jesus’ model for prayer at an early age. And we’re excited to help you do that with Pastor Rick’s children’s book, The Lord’s Prayer: Words of Hope and Happiness.

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