Solid Joys Daily Devotional

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Klaas de Vries
 Jul 23, 2018
Short, strong and thought provoking little nuggets, I love it!


Solid Joys is a daily devotional written and read by John Piper. These short and substantive readings will feed your joy in Jesus every day of the year. Discover more from Piper at

Episode Date
Five Reasons to Be Fearless
Not being afraid shows that you treasure God as your generous Shepherd, Father, and King.
Apr 22, 2019
The Key to Radical Love
The key to joy is faith in God’s future grace — that is, being satisfied in all that God promises to be for us.
Apr 21, 2019
Afraid to Stray
Cherish the goodness of the Lord, fear straying from him, flee from every sin, and take refuge in him.
Apr 20, 2019
A Future for Failures
This is the gospel: Even though you have sinned greatly, nevertheless there is a future and a hope. Fear not!
Apr 19, 2019
God, Touch Our Hearts
The One with infinite power in the universe reaches down to personally touch and transform us.
Apr 18, 2019
Embracing Jesus
Faith in Christ is not just assenting to what God is for us, but also embracing all that he is for us in Christ.
Apr 17, 2019
Mercy for Today
We won’t bear tomorrow’s load on today’s resources. Today’s mercies are for today’s troubles. Tomorrow’s mercies are for tomorrow’s troubles.
Apr 16, 2019
Don’t Be Like the Mule
Come to God in prayer, to confess your sins, and to accept, as needy little farmyard chicks, the direction of God into the barn of his protection and provision.
Apr 15, 2019
Pray for His Fame
God delights in having his name known and honored. The first and most important prayer that can be prayed is, “Hallowed be your name.”
Apr 14, 2019
Talk to Your Tears
Sheer sowing produces reaping. You must remember this, even when your tears tempt you to give up.
Apr 13, 2019
You Cannot Lose in the End
Trust Christ, no matter what. Go with him, no matter where. You cannot lose in the end.
Apr 12, 2019
The Great King’s Wine
When you are cast into the cellars of affliction, remember that the great King keeps his best wine there.
Apr 11, 2019
What Is Well-Placed Shame?
The biblical criterion for misplaced shame and for well-placed shame is radically God-centered.
Apr 10, 2019
Talk to God, Not Just About Him
It is good not to talk very long about God without talking to God. Frequently interrupt your talking about God by talking to God.
Apr 09, 2019
Make Satan Know His Defeat
When Christ died and rose again, Satan was defeated. Jesus struck the decisive blow at Calvary.
Apr 08, 2019
What It Means to Pray for Your Enemy
Don’t just do good things for your enemies. Desire their best, and express those desires in prayer, even when they’re nowhere around.
Apr 07, 2019
Two Ways to Remember Jesus
Jesus is not just alive from the dead, but he is alive as the King who will reign forever — of his kingdom there will be no end.
Apr 06, 2019
The Books at the Judgment
Salvation is secured for all who are written in the book of life, not because of their deeds, but because Christ was slain for them.
Apr 05, 2019
God Strengthens Us Through Others
Sometimes God will strengthen your faith directly. But most of the time, he does so through another person.
Apr 04, 2019
How to Respond When You Falter
O God, help us to feel worse about our own shortfalls than the failure of others.
Apr 03, 2019
Better Than Everest
If you live inside the massive promise of Romans 8:28, your life is more solid and stable than Mount Everest.
Apr 02, 2019
Two of Our Deepest Needs
In the Father, you are under God’s care and protection. In the Son, you are under God’s charge and authority.
Apr 01, 2019
What Binds the Hands of Love?
Only one thing satisfies the heart whose treasure is in heaven: doing the works of heaven. And heaven is a world of love!
Mar 31, 2019
If He Calls, He Keeps
Our perseverance doesn’t rest decisively on the reliability of our own resolve. It rests decisively on God’s work to keep us trusting him.
Mar 30, 2019
As Sure as God’s Love for His Son
God will not spare any effort to give you all that Christ died to purchase — all things, all good, and all bad working for your good.
Mar 29, 2019
When Everyone Deserts You
When others abandon you, strengthen your heart with God’s inexorable oath: “I will never leave you nor forsake you.”
Mar 28, 2019
10 Results of the Resurrection
Because Christ rose from the grave, God’s children are forgiven. No one can successfully bring a charge against those who are in Christ.
Mar 27, 2019
How to Delight in God’s Word
Never reduce Christianity to a matter of demands and resolutions and willpower. It is a matter of what we love, what we delight in, what tastes good to us.
Mar 26, 2019
Forever Satisfied
When we trust Jesus, his presence and promise is so satisfying that we are not dominated by the alluring pleasures of sin.
Mar 25, 2019
Ministry and the Fear of Man
Hear God say to you in all your troubles, “I will deliver you. You will triumph in the end. You will be more than a conqueror.”
Mar 24, 2019
Ignorance Guarantees Ungodliness
Knowledge doesn’t guarantee godliness. But it seems that ignorance guarantees ungodliness. The power that leads to godliness is given through knowing God.
Mar 23, 2019
Satan’s Candy Store
When temptations come, arm yourself with this thought: When my Lord suffered and died to free me from sin, I died to sin!
Mar 22, 2019
God’s Best Promise
Whatever else gives way, whatever else disappoints, whatever else fails, God’s all-encompassing promise of future grace can never fail.
Mar 21, 2019
Jesus Died for This Moment
If there is any hope for eternity in the presence of God, we need a Redeemer, a Substitute, a Savior. Christ died and rose to be that hope.
Mar 20, 2019
A Six-Point Summary of the Gospel
Good news! Eternal life is a free gift to all who will trust in Christ as Lord and Savior and supreme Treasure of their lives.
Mar 19, 2019
Why We Must Hold Fast Our Hope
The salvation Jesus obtained through his blood was everything it takes to save his people, not just part of it.
Mar 18, 2019
Prayer’s Exclamation Point
Prayer is the confident plea for God to make good on his promises of future grace — for Christ’s sake.
Mar 17, 2019
Jesus Will Finish the Mission
Christ can promise universal victory because he is sovereign. He knows the future because he makes the future.
Mar 16, 2019
Subversive for the Savior
Since Satan’s doom is sure, and he knows it, we can always remind him of it when he tempts us to follow him.
Mar 15, 2019
The Triumph Is Sure
God is so powerful and so gracious that in the end he will turn ruthless nations to revere him. He cannot fail.
Mar 14, 2019
Jesus Is God’s Amen
Because of Christ, we say Amen to God in our prayers to show that God gets the glory for the future grace we are counting on.
Mar 13, 2019
When the Potter Is for Us
With all the power in the universe and with the absolute right to do as he pleases with what he made, God is for us.
Mar 12, 2019
Two Infinitely Strong and Tender Truths
The mercy and the sovereignty of God are the twin pillars of your life. They will stand by your deathbed, and with strong and tender hands lift you to God.
Mar 11, 2019
Let Us Adore the Lamb
Your prayers are the aroma of heaven, sweet smelling before the throne of God and before the Lamb.
Mar 10, 2019
God Cares for You
Pride is a form of unbelief. Faith admits need. Pride won’t. Faith banks on God. Pride won’t. Faith casts anxieties on God. Pride won’t.
Mar 09, 2019
Open the Windows of Your Heart
A mustard seed of faith is infinitely closer to being a mountain of faith than it is to being no faith. There is an infinite difference between a spark and no spark.
Mar 08, 2019
How Can I Be Filled with the Spirit?
How can you experience an outpouring of the Holy Spirit? Meditate day and night on the promises of God.
Mar 07, 2019
God Regards the Lowly
You cannot sink so low in despairing of your own resources that God does not see and care. He is at the bottom waiting to catch you.
Mar 06, 2019
Look to Jesus for Your Joy
Turn from self and come to Jesus as your source for true joy. His fullness will satisfy your itch of emptiness.
Mar 05, 2019
God Rejoices to Do You Good
There are no lapses in God’s commitment or in his joy in doing good to his children — to those who trust him.
Mar 04, 2019