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Life can be so challenging sometimes — we each understand this all too well. It’s not only the big things that seem out of our control, but it's also the little things we face each day. We forget our keys. A friend cancels on us. Our bank card gets declined. We wake up anxious. Negative thoughts fill our mind. It doesn’t take much to leave us feeling hopeless, confused, exhausted or stressed. We wonder what God has to say about what we’re experiencing, but sometimes just getting through the next few hours is hard enough. That’s why Proverbs 31 Ministries created the Encouragement For Today Podcast — a collection of 50 devotions to help you start your day with a biblical perspective you can carry with you no matter what lies ahead.

Encouragement for Today Podcast Proverbs 31 Ministries

    • Religion & Spirituality
    • 4.9 • 331 Ratings

Life can be so challenging sometimes — we each understand this all too well. It’s not only the big things that seem out of our control, but it's also the little things we face each day. We forget our keys. A friend cancels on us. Our bank card gets declined. We wake up anxious. Negative thoughts fill our mind. It doesn’t take much to leave us feeling hopeless, confused, exhausted or stressed. We wonder what God has to say about what we’re experiencing, but sometimes just getting through the next few hours is hard enough. That’s why Proverbs 31 Ministries created the Encouragement For Today Podcast — a collection of 50 devotions to help you start your day with a biblical perspective you can carry with you no matter what lies ahead.

    “The Best Battle Plan” by Lysa TerKeurst

    “The Best Battle Plan” by Lysa TerKeurst

    In today’s episode, you’ll hear a devotion written by Lysa TerKeurst based on Joshua 5:13, which says, “Now when Joshua was near Jericho, he looked up and saw a man standing in front of him with a drawn sword in his hand. Joshua went up to him and asked, ‘Are you for us or for our enemies?’” (NIV).
    We hope today’s devotion reminds you that God is not only big enough to handle your impending battle but also loving enough to address the doubt, fear and insecurity running through your mind.
    Related Resources: 
    Start your new year by casting your cares on God — download our free resource, “From Worry to Worship,” for seven free devotions that will help you find peace, fight fear and trust God more. You don’t have to have a degree in theology to study the Bible! For help starting a new habit of spending time in God’s Word, download our free resource, “How To Study God’s Word More Confidently in the New Year.” Click here to download a transcript of this episode.We want to hear how this podcast has impacted you! Share your story with us here.

    • 7 min
    “The Perfect Gift” by Jenny Wheeler

    “The Perfect Gift” by Jenny Wheeler

    In today’s episode, you’ll hear a devotion written by Jenny Wheeler based on James 1:17, which says, “Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows” (NIV).
    We hope today’s devotion reminds you that God loves you deeply and no prayer is too small or too big for Him to answer.
    Related Resources: 
    The gift of salvation is available to all who confess and believe, made possible through the birth, life, death and resurrection of Jesus. If you’d like to know more about a relationship with Jesus, click here.If you’re lacking “comfort and joy” this holiday season, find Truth and encouragement when you download our free resource, “He’s Never Absent, We’re Never Alone: 5 Ways Jesus Meets Us in the Middle of Our Worst Days.”For more from Proverbs 31 Ministries, head to our website at proverbs31.org, where you can subscribe to Encouragement for Today Devotions in written format, delivered to your inbox each weekday.Click here to download a transcript of this episode.We want to hear how this podcast has impacted you! Share your story with us here.

    • 6 min
    “3 Ways To Overcome Disappointment at Christmas” by Lynn Cowell

    “3 Ways To Overcome Disappointment at Christmas” by Lynn Cowell

    In today’s episode, you’ll hear a devotion written by Lynn Cowell based on Luke 1:30, which says, “But the angel said to her, ‘Do not be afraid, Mary; you have found favor with God’” (NIV).

    We hope today’s devotion helps you manage expectations this holiday season and put your confidence in Christ alone so that even when disappointment comes, your hope can be unshaken. 

    Related Resources: 
    If you need to re-center your heart and focus in the midst of the holiday season chaos, download our free resource, “For the Girl Who Needs Hope: 50 Biblical Prayers for the Hard Moments.” If you want more biblical Truth to navigate what you are facing today, check out Proverbs 31 Ministries on YouTube! For more from Proverbs 31 Ministries, head to our website at proverbs31.org, where you can subscribe to Encouragement for Today Devotions in written format, delivered to your inbox each weekday.Click here to read the transcript for this episode.We want to hear how this podcast has impacted you! Share your story with us here.

    • 6 min
    “Who I Am Doesn’t Feel Good Enough” by Lysa TerKeurst

    “Who I Am Doesn’t Feel Good Enough” by Lysa TerKeurst

    In today’s episode, you’ll hear a devotion written by Lysa TerKeurst based on Luke 1:38a-b, which says, “‘I am the Lord’s servant,’ Mary answered. ‘May your word to me be fulfilled’” (NIV). 

    We hope today’s devotion reminds you that no matter who seems better qualified for your calling, God is simply asking for your willingness. 

    Related Resources: 
    For five free devotions from Lysa TerKeurst that will help you overcome the feeling of “not good enough,” download the free resource “Chosen, Called & Confident: 5 Days of Believing God Can Use You.”This is for the mamas! Download three free devotions that will encourage you in your motherhood journey, “Hey Mama, You Are Enough: A Devotional for Motherhood.”For more from Proverbs 31 Ministries, head to our website at proverbs31.org, where you can subscribe to Encouragement for Today Devotions in written format, delivered to your inbox each weekday.Click here to read the transcript for this episode.
    We want to hear how this podcast has impacted you! Share your story with us here.

    • 6 min
    “Hearing God’s Invitation” by Lysa TerKeurst

    “Hearing God’s Invitation” by Lysa TerKeurst

    In today’s episode, you’ll hear a devotion written by Lysa TerKeurst based on Isaiah 30:21, which says, “Whether you turn to the right or to the left, your ears will hear a voice behind you, saying, ‘This is the way; walk in it’” (NIV).

    We hope today’s devotion reminds you that when you obey God’s instruction for today, you will develop a keen awareness of His direction for tomorrow.

    Related Resources: 
    For more from Proverbs 31 Ministries, head to our website at proverbs31.org, where you can subscribe to Encouragement for Today Devotions in written format, delivered to your inbox each weekday.Download the free resource mentioned in today’s episode: “5 Barriers Keeping You From Connecting With God.” Click the link, enter your email address, and we’ll send the resource straight to your inbox!Check out the Lysa TerKeurst collection in our bookstore for books and Bible studies by Lysa!Click here to read the transcript for this episode.
    We want to hear how this podcast has impacted you! Share your story with us here.

    • 5 min
    “Grace for the Small Things” by Jasmine Williams

    “Grace for the Small Things” by Jasmine Williams

    In today’s episode, you’ll hear a devotion written by Jasmine Williams based on 2 Peter 1:2, which says, “Grace and peace be multiplied to you in the knowledge of God and of Jesus our Lord” (NASB).

    We hope today’s devotion encourages you to generously extend grace to others as God has extended grace to you — and experience the joy and peace that’s found through His free gift. 

    Related Resources: 
    For more from Proverbs 31 Ministries, head to our website at proverbs31.org, where you can subscribe to Encouragement for Today Devotions in written format, delivered to your inbox each weekday.Download the three free resources mentioned in today’s episode! Click the links, enter your email address, and we’ll send the resources straight to your inbox! “5 Days to a Kinder You.” “3 Things To Remember When It’s Hard To Forgive.”“5 Prayers To Pray as a Wife.” If these short devotions are helpful to you, we’d love to know! Please consider leaving a written review on Apple Podcasts.Click here to read the transcript for this episode.We want to hear how this podcast has impacted you! Share your story with us here.

    • 5 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
331 Ratings

331 Ratings

HunterB121 ,

Great quick devo!

I have listened to these & love how quick & simple they are but filled with so much truth. I’ll listen to one while I’m out running a quick errand or grabbing coffee. It’s a great way to hear about Jesus if you have a few mins!

Annoyed over surveys ,

Honest but hoping it’s helpful

I love and am encouraged by P31 content. In this case, however, the narrator is a significant distraction for me. The voice sometimes sounds like a computer voice and (can’t believe I’m saying this) is sometimes annoyingly perky. It just doesn’t feel authentic and I know that is absolutely not the case. With such rich content I just think it’s so important to get the tone right of the person delivering the content. It just doesn’t feel relatable. I hope my review is received as constructive as I’m so grateful for your ministry. Updated months later: I have to unfollow due to the narration. Yikes. Love your ministry but that’s just roughhhh. Sounds fake. I’m sorry

Lbritwahl ,

What a blessing

These devotionals help me start my week and reframe my thoughts using God’s Truth as a foundation …. I appreciate this so much

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