Hope

COVID Hospital Patient Puts Her Faith in Christ

Crisis-trained chaplains from the Billy Graham Rapid Response Team are offering prayer at Samaritan’s Purse field hospitals in Los Angeles County, California, and Lenoir, North Carolina. They’re praying with patients, staff and volunteers during a scary, exhausting time for many. Chaplain Damaris Scalzi recently shared how one COVID-19 patient came to know Christ at the California field …

Cissie Graham Lynch on Facing 2021 With Confidence & Hope

“The people who know their God shall stand firm and take action.” —Daniel 11:32b The flip of the calendar from 2020 to 2021 may not have been the “magical change” everyone had hoped for, but Cissie Graham Lynch urges Christians to stand strong in their faith. “We are not to conform to the world, but …

Franklin Graham: We Can Still Give Thanks

2020. A year like no other we’ve experienced. We’ve had a pandemic. We have been locked down like never before. We’ve seen incredible destruction from storms, fires, and flooding. … But in the midst of this trying year, there is no better time than now to turn our hearts toward God, who is with us …

Anne Graham Lotz: God’s Antidote to Loneliness

The pandemic that struck our world put us in lockdown and confined us to our homes. Our excursions were limited, and when we did venture out, we wore masks and kept a 6-foot social distance from others. But what we’ve discovered is that while we’ve been protecting ourselves and others from a deadly virus, many …

6 Ways to Find Hope for the Future

Sometimes the world seems hopeless. Maybe it’s because of the violence that creates a domino effect as one outburst after another erupts in this city or that. Maybe it’s the hardship we experience through illness, family conflict and money issues. Maybe it’s the messy political climate that leaves candidates and constituents alike entangled in disagreement. Where’s all the good news? “My hope does …

Online Ministry Guides People Worldwide Through Coronavirus Crisis

In the days since COVID-19 began infiltrating the globe, the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association (BGEA) created special web pages through its internet evangelism ministry, Search for Jesus, to address the fears quickly spreading among people of all languages. These pages were created in English, Spanish, Korean, Arabic, Mandarin and Portuguese. Each gives the online visitor a chance to respond to the never-changing Gospel …

‘I Am Set Free’: Abuse Survivor Finds Worth in Christ

Denise Wright of Lafayette, Indiana, thanks God for working through Billy Graham 42 years ago. That’s when she first heard about how to live a more peaceful and gratifying life. “Know the love of Christ that surpasses knowledge, that you may be filled with all the fullness of God.” —Ephesians 3:19, ESV The past four decades have …

Struggling with an Eating Disorder

“We’re very concerned about my niece because she’s gotten very thin and eats almost nothing. The reason is, she thinks she’s too fat—which isn’t at all true. How can someone deceive herself so much?”

Where is Your Hope?

What are you placing your hope in for the future? Your country’s government, educational system, some plan or organization? My hope is in a Person, the Lord Jesus Christ, who sits at the right hand of God. I have hope and know that I’m going to heaven. And, right here and now in this present …

The Hope of Resurrection

The resurrection of Christ brings hope. The late Emil Brunner once said, “What oxygen is for the lungs, such is hope for the meaning of human life.” As the human organism is dependent on a supply of oxygen, so humanity is dependent on its supply of hope. Yet today hopelessness and despair are everywhere. Peter, …