Chronic Joy® Devotionals

DEVOTIONALS

An invitation to nurture and grow your spiritual life.

Experience the fresh grace of God with Chronic Joy® Devotionals. Take one gentle step today, lift one precious life, pray for one more minute, and discover greater joy in Jesus.

 

PRAY IN THE SPIRIT & DISCOVER GREATER JOY IN JESUS

 

Pray in the Spirit at all times with every kind of prayer and requests. (Ephesians 6:18 ISV)

We know how difficult prayer can be — how hard it sometimes is to find the words, to feel that our hearts are heard and that our prayers for someone matter. We understand the days when our prayers seem to bounce back off the ceiling or echo into space, the days when we’re so exhausted, so burdened by pain that we cannot pray, those days when we sense the Spirit’s gentle nudging, but let the moment slip away.

“True prayer is measured by weight, not by length. A single groan before God may have more fullness of prayer in it than a fine oration of great length.” (Charles Spurgeon)

“Prayer is first and foremost an act of love … born of a desire to be with Jesus.” (Brennan Manning)

You are not alone. We are in this together. It’s why we created our new Let’s Pray page.

Join us as we nurture and grow our spiritual lives, discovering greater joy in Jesus.

DEVOTIONALS

31 Days of Gleaning With Ruth: Questioning My Way Through a Famine Season

31 Days of Gleaning With Ruth: Questioning My Way Through a Famine Season

Lisa Brittain

This unique devotional based on the book of Ruth focuses on a single word. Personal examples help us to question our faith and glean important truths.

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100 Names of God

100 Names of God Daily Devotional

Christopher D. Hudson

Experience the peace, joy, and hope that come from deepening your understanding of who God is with this beautiful devotional. From Adonai to Jehovah-Jireh, each of these stunning full-color daily devotions usher you into the very presence of God by having you reflect on who God is. In God's names, you will find new reasons to worship Him, trust Him, and praise Him even more!

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Beside Still Waters: Words of Comfort for the Soul

Beside Still Waters: Words of Comfort for the Soul

Charles H. Spurgeon

This devotional is an inspired collection of Scripture-based readings that offer daily encouragement for dealing with illness, loss, depression, anxiety, and other personal problems.

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Blessings & Prayers for Caregivers

Annetta Dellinger 

Find encouragement for the realities of daily caregiving challenges. Through brief Gospel-focused readings and Scripture verses, this small book offers refreshment and renewal for the exhausted caregiver. Each reading focuses on Jesus as the source of our hope and strength. Blessings and Prayers for Caregivers can be tucked in a pocket or a purse to go with you wherever you go and to be at your fingertips whenever you have a minute or two and need a word of encouragement.

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Bread for the Journey

Bread for the Journey: A Daybook Of Wisdom And Faith

Henri Nouwen

A daybook of reflections written as Nouwen suddenly found himself on "a true spiritual adventure." In these 366 original, interlocking morsels of daily wisdom, he provides both sustenance and a trail for us to follow as he unveils, to his surprise, his personal map of faith.

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Chronic Illness: Walking By Faith

Chronic Illness: Walking by Faith

Esther Smith

Physical symptoms and limitations change all aspects of life, leading to losses and to unique challenges that are difficult to navigate. Discover encouragement and practical applications showing you how to release guilt and shame, ask for help, balance work and rest, and get through days of difficult symptoms.

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The Color of the Night

Gerhard E. Frost

The Color of the Night  contains 86 short reflections inspired by the biblical book of Job. Each reflection begins with a quotation from Job and wrestles with the difficult issues that we face during times of crisis, such as trust in God, the meaning of life, and fairness in the world. With newly added questions for reflection and discussion, this thoughtful book is ideal for individual and group study or personal devotion.

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Devotions: The Selected Poems of Mary Oliver

Mary Oliver

Throughout her celebrated career, Mary Oliver has touched countless readers with her brilliantly crafted verse, expounding on her love for the physical world and the powerful bonds between all living things. Identified as "far and away, this country's best selling poet" by Dwight Garner, she now returns with a stunning and definitive collection of her writing from the last fifty years.

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Every Moment Holy

Every Moment Holy, Volume 1

 Douglas Kaine McKelvey

Every Moment Holy is a book of liturgies for the ordinary events of daily life — liturgies such as "A Liturgy for Feasting with Friends" or "A Liturgy for Laundering" or "A Liturgy for the First Hearthfire of the Season." These are ways of reminding us that our lives are shot through with sacred purpose even when—especially when—we are too busy or too caught up in our busyness to notice.

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Every Moment Holy - Volume 2 - Death Grief Hope

Every Moment Holy, Vol. 2: Death, Grief, and Hope

 Douglas Kaine McKelvey

Volume 2 of Every Moment Holy is a book of liturgies for seasons of dying and grieving — liturgies such as "A Liturgy for the Scattering of Ashes" or "A Liturgy before a Medical Treatment" or "A Liturgy for Embracing both Joy and Sorrow." Here are ways to remind us that our lives are shot through with sacred purpose and eternal hopes even when—especially when—suffering and pain threaten to overwhelm us.

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From Ashes to Glory: A Psalm A Day

Karin Fendick

Though not from a liturgical background, this poet felt led to celebrate the holy through the time span from Ash Wednesday to Resurrection Sunday. From Ashes to Glory is a collection of forty-seven brief psalms written as a daily offering of worship that will encourage and draw you closer to God in any season.

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He Will Be Enough: How God Takes You by the Hand Through Your Hardest Days

He Will Be Enough: How God Takes You by the Hand Through Your Hardest Days

Katie Faris

Each of these 20 biblical reflections examines a truth about God and shows how it provides an anchor for the soul in hard times. With warmth and compassion, Katie weaves together stories of her own family’s struggles with complex medical conditions and God's truth.

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The One Year Great Songs of Faith

The One Year Great Songs of Faith

Mark Norton and Robert Brown

Experience the timeless truths contained in the many celebrated songs of the Christian faith. Each day's devotional includes the text of a classic hymn or song, the inside story about the author or origin of the song, and a related Scripture passage. Be refreshed and strengthened each day.

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Pearls of Great Price: 366 Daily Devotional Readings

Joni Eareckson Tada

Joni Eareckson Tada wants to help you become rich in faith and wealthy in hope. Some people focus on material treasures, but Joni reminds you that life’s true gems come from God―priceless pearls that are worth everything to purchase and own. Pearls of Great Price follows in the helpful tradition of Diamonds in the Dust and More Precious Than Silver.

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Prayer: Experiencing Awe and Intimacy with God

Timothy Keller

In their churches and schools, Christians are taught that prayer is the most powerful way to experience God, but few receive instruction or guidance on how to make prayer genuinely meaningful. In Prayer, renowned pastor Timothy Keller delves into the many facets of this everyday act.

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Rhythms of Rest: Finding the Spirit of Sabbath in a Busy World

Shelly Miller

Sabbath-keeping not only brings physical refreshment but also restores the soul. God commands us to “remember the Sabbath,” but is that realistic in today’s fast-paced culture? In this warm and helpful book, Shelly Miller dispels legalistic ideas about Sabbath-keeping and shows how even busy people can implement a rhythm of rest into their lives―whether for an hour, a morning, or a whole day.

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Sacred Tears

Sacred Tears: Simple Reminders That God Sees You and Loves You

Lindsey Wheeler

This collection of heartfelt essays, eye-catching word art, inspiring Scripture verses, honest prayers, and uplifting photography will meet you in your place of pain, offering solace and refuge for your weary soul. Lovingly written by a pastor’s wife and adoptive mom who lives with chronic pain, Sacred Tears will bring you the blessed respite you’ve been longing for and remind you that you are never alone.

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Searching for Sea Glass

Searching for Sea Glass: Journeying with God Through Chronic Illness 30 Devotions

Kara J. Plett

Journeying with a chronic illness is hard, but as Christians, we don’t have to walk alone. God wants us to press into Him for strength, understanding, and perspective. These 30 self-paced devotions invite you to meet with God in a special way as you interact with His Word and complete the journaling activities within the pages.

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The Songs of Jesus

The Songs of Jesus: A Year of Daily Devotions in the Psalms

Timothy Keller

The Book of Psalms is known as the Bible’s songbook. Jesus knew all 150 psalms intimately and relied on them to face every situation, including his death. The Songs of Jesus is based on Keller's accumulated years of study, insight, and inspiration recorded in his prayer journals. Inviting readers into the vast wisdom of the Psalms, Keller guides us in finding distilled meaning in each verse.

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Tears and Tossings: Hope in the Waves of Life

Tears and Tossings: Hope in the Waves of Life

Sarah Walton

No matter how we try to sugarcoat it, there's something about suffering and loss that shakes our confidence, disorients us, dulls the things we once enjoyed, and brings questions that demand an answer. Reflecting on her experiences of pain and hope, Sarah encourages us to come to a God who loves us, knows us, and not only sees our tossings and tears, but holds them as his own.

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Through a Season of Grief - Devotions for your journey from mourning to joy

Through a Season of Grief: Devotions for Your Journey from Mourning to Joy

Bill Dunn 

If you've lost a spouse, child, family member, or friend, you've discovered that few people understand the deep hurt you feel. Where do you turn for daily comfort and help? How do you move forward? This book is a helpful 365-day devotional designed to support and uplift you in the first, most difficult year of bereavement.

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What Your Soul Needs for Stressful Times- 60 Powerful Truths to Protect Your Peace

What Your Soul Needs for Stressful Times: 60 Powerful Truths to Protect Your Peace

Holley Gerth

Stress is inevitable, but letting it control your life is optional. This 60-day devotional offers spiritual truth to soothe your soul alongside practical tools to apply it that will truly make a difference. Each day, discover Scripture, a prayer, questions for reflection, and inspirational quotes to help you learn to live with more peace and less pressure, more calm and less chaos, more worship and less worry.

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Whispers of Rest: 40 Days of God’s Love to Revitalize Your Soul

Bonnie Gray

Life is noisy. What would happen if every day for the next 40 days, you soaked in God’s love as He intimately whispered words of rest just for you? This 40-day devotional detox for your soul lays out a spiritual journey to refresh you and guide you to great peace while helping you discover who God truly made you to be: His beloved. Renew your spirit with powerful affirmations of God's love, Scripture, journaling prompts, and practical challenges to spark joy. The guidebook will create space for your soul to breathe.
 

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Word by Word: A Daily Spiritual Practice

Marilyn McEntyre

Word by Word is a beautifully written book of meditations on fifteen well-chosen words. Readers are invited to dwell intentionally with single words—remembering their biblical and literary contexts, considering the personal associations they bring up, and allowing them to become a focus for prayer and meditation.

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