Solid Joys Daily Devotional

Solid Joys Daily Devotional

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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 desiringGod.org.


Make War with Unbelief
Sep 29 • 3 min
Take up the Bible, ask the Holy Spirit for help, lay the promises up in your heart, and fight the good fight — to live by faith in future grace.
Our Good Is His Glory
Sep 28 • 4 min
God’s greatest interest is to glorify the wealth of his grace by making sinners happy in him.
The Power of a Superior Promise
Sep 27 • 3 min
The truth of Christ frees us from the slavery of sin, for the freedom of holiness.
Live Confident in God’s Sovereign Power
Sep 26 • 2 min
Confidence in God’s absolute control is the source and power of radical obedience to the call of God.
Life Hangs on the Word of God
Sep 25 • 3 min
The Bible is no empty word. It is your very life — the foundation and kindling of your joy!
Jesus’s Pursuit of Joy
Sep 24 • 3 min
What sustained Christ in the dark hours of Gethsemane was the hope of joy beyond the cross.
Hope for the Worst of Sinners
Sep 23 • 3 min
When it comes to being a candidate for grace, your background has nothing to do with God’s choice. That’s good news.
Let Goods and Kindred Go
Sep 22 • 3 min
You have a possession in heaven that is better, and lasts longer, than anything this world can offer.
Ammunition Against Anxiety
Sep 21 • 3 min
God intends for particular promises to help you fight against particular anxieties.
Not Nearly Hedonistic Enough
Sep 20 • 2 min
The Lord has spoken: It is more blessed to love than to live in luxury! More blessed now, and forever.
Our Unspeakable Privilege
Sep 19 • 2 min
In Jesus Christ we who are born of God have the unspeakable privilege of knowing Yahweh as our Father.
The Only True Freedom
Sep 18 • 2 min
Only Jesus, the Son of God who died and rose for us, can make us truly free.
Worship in a Lightning Storm
Sep 17 • 2 min
Sit down to the feast of joy in Christ and worship the King of Glory. The banquet hall is very large.
The Soul’s Final Feast
Sep 16 • 3 min
To see God, and know him, and be in his presence is the soul’s final feast.
The Only Enduring Happiness
Sep 15 • 2 min
Two things have to be true if your joy is never to be taken from you. One is that the source of your joy lasts forever and the other is that you last forever.
God Will Supply All Your Needs
Sep 14 • 2 min
If we live by faith in God’s promise of future grace, it will be very hard for anxiety to survive.
7 Reasons Not to Worry, Part 3
Sep 13 • 5 min
God will see to it that you are not tested in any given day more than you can bear.
7 Reasons Not to Worry, Part 2
Sep 12 • 4 min
God will certainly take his energy and creative skill and use it to care for his children who will live forever.
7 Reasons Not to Worry, Part 1
Sep 11 • 4 min
Jesus helps us to fight the good fight against unbelief and to be free from anxiety.
How to Fight Anxiety
Sep 10 • 3 min
The way you fight the good fight for faith is by meditating on God’s assurances of future grace and by asking for the help of his Spirit.
Grace Must Be Free
Sep 9 • 2 min
If you treated your salvation no longer as a gift, but as a purchase, God would no longer be the free benefactor.
How to Repay God
Sep 8 • 4 min
You can’t give anything to God or do anything for God that he hasn’t first given to you and done for you.
God-Given Foes and God-Given Faith
Sep 7 • 3 min
Fear not. Your adversaries can do no more than God grants. And he will grant you the faith you need. Those are gospel promises.
Present and Powerful Love
Sep 6 • 4 min
Nothing will separate us from the love of Christ because Christ is alive and is still loving us right now.
The Goal of Christ’s Love
Sep 5 • 4 min
God loves us so much that he will not allow our preciousness to become our god.
What’s New About the New Covenant
Sep 4 • 3 min
In the old covenant, the gracious enabling power to obey God was not poured out as fully as it is since Jesus.
The “I Will” of God
Sep 3 • 4 min
If you feel vulnerable, you can say to God, “Lord help me. I’m not even sure how to pray.” Trust that he will respond and will help you.
Devastated and Delighted
Sep 2 • 4 min
This is one of the beauties of the biblical doctrines of grace: their worst devastations prepare us for their greatest delights.
He Does All That He Pleases
Sep 1 • 3 min
God is never forced into a situation where he must do something in which he cannot rejoice.
The Lion and the Lamb
Aug 31 • 3 min
The worth and beauty of the Son come not just from his majesty, nor just from his meekness, but from the way these mingle in perfect proportion.
Church Growth God’s Way
Aug 30 • 3 min
By all means work. But always look to the Lord for the decisive, supernatural work needed to fulfill his purposes.
Six Things It Means to Be in Christ Jesus
Aug 29 • 3 min
Never grow weary of exploring and exulting in the inexhaustible privilege of being “in Christ Jesus.”
Forgiven for Jesus’s Sake
Aug 28 • 3 min
The Father’s infinite pleasure in his own perfections is the fountain of our everlasting joy and forgiveness.
Jesus Will Trample All Our Enemies
Aug 27 • 2 min
The extent of Christ’s reign reaches to the smallest and biggest enemy of his glory in your life, and in this universe. It will be defeated.
Shadows and Streams
Aug 26 • 3 min
God rejoices in the works of creation because they point us beyond themselves to God himself.
When God’s Love Is Sweetest
Aug 25 • 3 min
The sweetest experience of God’s love is conditional on our transformation into the kind of people whose emotions and choices and actions please God.
The Message of Creation
Aug 24 • 2 min
Day and night are saying one thing: God is glorious! Turn away from the creation as your supreme satisfaction, and delight yourself in the Lord of glory.
God Is Not an Idolater
Aug 23 • 3 min
God is love precisely because he relentlessly pursues the praises of his name in the hearts of his people.
Pleased to Praise
Aug 22 • 3 min
If God loves us enough to make our joy full, he must not only give us himself; he must also win from us the praise of our hearts.
An Unshakably Happy God
Aug 21 • 3 min
God’s pursuit of praise from us and our pursuit of pleasure in him are the same pursuit.
Jesus Is Who You’re Looking For
Aug 20 • 3 min
The Bible is a window that opens onto the sunrise glory of the risen Christ.
What the Resurrection Means for Us
Aug 19 • 2 min
Christ’s resurrection is God’s declaration that we cannot work our way to glory, but that he intends to do the impossible to get us there.
Hope to Obey Hard Commands
Aug 18 • 3 min
You will always be better off to obey than to disobey Jesus, even if that obedience costs you your life.
What It Means to Bless the Lord
Aug 17 • 2 min
Authentic speaking about God’s goodness and greatness must come from the soul. Blessing God with the mouth without the soul would be hypocrisy.
Why You Give In to Sexual Sin
Aug 16 • 1 min
If we are to be sexually pure, God must have the supreme place in our feelings and thoughts.
What We Were Made For
Aug 15 • 2 min
All the other gifts of the gospel — forgiveness, justification, propitiation, eternal life — exist to make fellowship with God possible.
God Forgives and Is Still Just
Aug 14 • 4 min
The death of the Son of God is outrageous enough, and the glory of God that it upholds is great enough, that God is vindicated to forgive our sins.
Three Examples of How Faith Fulfills Good Resolves
Aug 13 • 3 min
The power of God to fulfill your resolves will come to you as you trust in the future grace of his promises.
My Soul Thirsts for God
Aug 12 • 3 min
When we see the face of Christ, we see the face of God. And we see the glory of his face when we hear the story of the gospel of his death and resurrection.
The Different Tenses of Grace
Aug 11 • 3 min
Grace is not only God’s disposition to do good for us when we don’t deserve it. It is also a power that makes good things happen in us.