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December 18, 2017

Positive Thinking To Survive

“So be truly glad. There is wonderful joy ahead, even though you must endure many trials for a little while. These trials will show that your faith is genuine. It is being tested as fire tests and purifies gold — though your faith is far more precious than mere gold.

So when your faith remains strong through many trials, it will bring you much praise and glory and honor on the day when Jesus Christ is revealed to the whole world” (1 Peter 1:6-7 NLT).


We need more than positive thinking to survive in this world. We need hope. There are five reasons we can have hope through Christ found in 1 Peter 1. I’ve given you the first four in the last few days’ devotionals.

  1. God chose us before we chose him.
  2. God always treats us with grace and mercy.
  3. God has secured our future.
  4. God’s power will protect us.

This devotional © 2017 by Rick Warren. All rights reserved. Used by permission.