Save 25% on Plus Membership. Use the code FRIDAY25. Hurry - sale ends Monday!
<< Daily Hope with Rick Warren

Understand That God Is on Your Side - Daily Hope with Rick Warren - January 23, 2021

  • 2021 Jan 23

Understand That God Is on Your Side
By Rick Warren

“God is working in you, giving you the desire and the power to do what pleases him.” Philippians 2:13 (NLT)

No matter what you’re going to face this next week, you won’t face it alone. God is with you, he is in you, and he is for you.

Philippians 2:13 says, “God is working in you, giving you the desire and the power to do what pleases him” (NLT).

“God is working in you.” The word “working” in Greek is the word energos, from which we get our word “energy.” God is the energy driver in your life. You’re not just going on willpower. You’re not just going on your own power. God says he will give you the power you need, no matter what you’re facing.

Not only is he in you, he also is with you. The Bible says, “I will not leave you as orphans; I will come to you . . . On that day you will realize that I am in my Father, and you are in me, and I am in you” (John 14:18, 20, NIV). That’s quite a promise! The Bible says Christ is in you, you’re sheltered with Christ, and you’re sealed with the Holy Spirit. That means for the Devil to get to you, he’s got to get through the Trinity! That’s pretty good protection and a great fear reliever.

Not only is God with you and in you, God is also for you. Romans 8:31 says, “If God is for us, no one can defeat us” (NCV).

When a shepherd leads the sheep, guard dogs stay at the back, nipping at the sheep to keep them moving in the right direction.

The Bible says the guard dogs in your life are God’s goodness and mercy. God gives you the things you don’t deserve—that’s his goodness. And he doesn’t give you the things you do deserve—that’s his mercy.

Get up every morning and say, “God, thank you that you’re going to be with me today, you’re going to be in me today, and you’re going to be for me today.”

Isn’t that great news? God is with you, God is in you, and God is for you.

PLAY today’s audio teaching from Pastor Rick

For more Daily Hope with Rick Warren, please visit pastorrick.com!


the purpose of christmas daily hope offer november 2021Unwrap God’s Christmas Gifts to You!

Announcing the birth of Jesus in Luke 2:10, the angel says, “I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all the people” (ESV).

We want to help you experience that deep joy this Christmas by sending you Pastor Rick’s inspirational book, The Purpose of Christmas.

This book is sure to become a beloved family favorite to be read every Christmas as you revisit the amazing gifts God gives to us through his son, Jesus.

So request your copy as our thanks for your generous gift below. This offer is only available for a limited time, so request yours today.

And thank you for helping share the hope of Jesus with more people around the world!

*The USA IRS code permits you to deduct the amount of your financial gift to Daily Hope that exceeds the fair market value of materials you received from Daily Hope.

This devotional © 2018 by Rick Warren. All rights reserved. Used by permission.

You can listen to Rick Warren on OnePlace.com.




More Daily Hope with Rick Warren Articles

Follow Crosswalk.com