Daily Devotionals

Jacob wrestles with Angel

Jacob’s Legacy

February 1, 2023
The sun rises for those who persevere. Jacob’s legacy encourages us to persevere. This is how we earn our victorious name.
Yael sitting and smiling with elderly woman

Messenger of Joy

January 31, 2023
Jaden found a way to bring happiness into his own life by being a messenger of joy and bringing happiness to others.
IFCJ staff member greeting Ukrainian refugee Nataliia Berkhstein with an IFCJ food box in hand.

The Way Back to Joy

January 30, 2023
If we spend one hour in sorrow with God, we will be happy and tranquil for the other 23 hours of the day. In other words, the way back to joy is to trust God for everything.
Yael praying at the Western Wall

Good Reason to Be Optimistic

January 29, 2023
And all that time we never stopped saying “Next year in Jerusalem.” We never stopped believing that God’s plan is certain.
Israeli female soldiers smiling

The Power of Being Joyful

January 27, 2023
There’s a power in being joyful. When we are joyful, it shows. Everyone around us knows it, and they feed off of our joy as well.
Man with praying hands on son

The Result of Seeking God

January 26, 2023
But may all who seek you     rejoice and be glad in you;may those who long for
Yael Eckstein smiling & holding elderly disabled woman named Lydia

God-Driven Joy Is Our Strength

January 25, 2023
We can find joy in being connected to God in faith. The second is that this God-driven joy is also a source of strength.
Five individuals raising their hands while looking over the sunset.

Reclaim a Sense of Wonder

January 24, 2023
There is one day each month that we really focus on the blessings of the natural world and reclaim a sense of wonder.

Turn Bitterness into Joy

January 23, 2023
God is doing a great work in each one of us, and we need only remember the story of Naomi and Ruth to turn any bitterness into joy.
Close up image of grain in a field.

A Long-Term View

January 22, 2023
Ultimately, it is the righteous who will prevail, in the proper time. We need to live with a long-term view.
Prayerful Yael Eckstein illustrates power of saying

Cultivate a Faith Perspective

January 20, 2023
Coveting someone else’s possessions is a feeling, and feelings aren’t something we can order. We can’t order someone to be happy.
Yael joyfully smiling with elderly woman holding a food box

Time to Be Joyful

January 19, 2023
Never get so caught up in the tragedies of life that we miss out on living our lives with celebration and joy.

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