Read the Word Daily

Would you like to read the Word daily, but don’t know where to begin? Reading our Daily Devotionals is a good way to develop the habit of studying the Scriptures.

Daily Devotionals - April 2021
12 Apr.

“We can rejoice, too, when we run into problems and trials, for we know that they help us develop endurance. And endurance develops strength of character, and character strengthens our confident hope of salvation. And this hope will not lead to disappointment…” (Romans 5:3-5, NLT).

We’re bound to encounter trouble in life, but how we handle it determines the level of our spiritual growth. God will never leave us in difficult times; leaning on Him as we continue to move forward helps us mature as Christians.

11 Apr.

“Indeed we count them blessed who endure. You have heard of the perseverance of Job and seen the end intended by the Lord—that the Lord is very compassionate and merciful” (James 5:11, NKJV).

When we experience tough times—and everyone does from time to time—we mustn’t give up, cave in, or quit. Persevering and continuing to push forward in the midst of adversity makes us stronger; God rewards such individuals.

10 Apr.

“This is the LORD’s doing; it is marvellous in our eyes” (Psalm 118:23).

There’s much in life we can’t control through our own efforts; however, faith in God and His goodness is a game-changer. When we experience a breakthrough that we know we had nothing to do with, we simply need to give Him the glory.

9 Apr.

“I am the vine, ye are the branches: He that abideth in me, and I in him, the same bringeth forth much fruit: for without me ye can do nothing” (John 15:5).

We can’t experience any real success in life through our own efforts, apart from God. He is the one who causes good things to happen that we could never make happen on our own.

8 Apr.

“For sin shall not have dominion over you: for ye are not under the law, but under grace” (Romans 6:14).

Getting born again frees us from the bad habits and sins that keep the world in bondage. Accepting Jesus, who is grace personified, moves us out from under the law of useless self-effort and into God’s unearned favor.

7 Apr.

“For I can do everything through Christ, who gives me strength” (Philippians 4:13, NLT).

We’ve all had times when we realized we were woefully inadequate to complete the task ahead of us. On our own, we’ll never be enough; only with God’s help can we succeed.

6 Apr.

“Blessed is the man that endureth temptation: for when he is tried, he shall receive the crown of life, which the Lord hath promised to them that love him” (James 1:12).

To be blessed is to be empowered to succeed. When we resist worldly influences and refuse to cave in and quit on our spiritual journey, we will experience success.

5 Apr.

“Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen” (Hebrews 11:1).

It’s impossible for us to live on a daily basis and not have our faith challenged. However, resisting those challenges and standing firm on what we know to be true about the finished works of Jesus Christ makes our faith stronger.

4 Apr.

“We are troubled on every side, yet not distressed; we are perplexed, but not in despair; Persecuted, but not forsaken; cast down, but not destroyed” (2 Corinthians 4:8, 9).

On our Christian walk, we can expect trouble from time to time; that’s part of life. However, when it does show up, God will never let it completely destroy us.

3 Apr.

“What time I am afraid, I will trust in thee” (Psalm 56:3).

When we’re afraid, it can be hard to trust anyone; as humans, we have a tendency to go into self-preservation mode. This is the very time to make a conscious decision to trust God.

2 Apr.

“Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths” (Proverbs 3:5, 6).

When things happen, we must resist the external pressure to try to understand all the details with our limited intellectual minds. When we don’t know what to do or how to respond to a situation, trusting God allows Him to walk us through the issue.

1 Apr.

“Humble yourselves in the sight of the Lord, and he shall lift you up” (James 4:10).

It’s not easy walking in humility in a world that encourages pride, but God promises to reward those who do. Living a humble lifestyle according to His Word sets us apart and elevates us as believers.