April 9 | David’s Peace

Today’s Reading:

Read Psalm 56

If you were standing on a diving board that was 10 feet in the air, would you have courage of would you be afraid?  What if you were standing in front of a large group of people and you were asked to tell them about Jesus?  Would you have courage or would you be afraid?  Did you know that we can have courage and also still be afraid?  Read Psalm 56:3-4 

When I am afraid, I will trust in you.  In God, whose word I praise.  In God I trust; I will not be afraid.  What can mere mortals do to me? 

David’s words let us know that there were times when he was afraid, but he had a plan of how to handle that fear.  He knew he could trust in God and not be afraid.  David knew that God is more powerful than anyone or anything he could be afraid of and he trusted in God’s protection and provision. 

Read Psalm 56:9b. 

This I know: God is for me.” 

David had confidence that God was for him, which is why he could have courage even when he was afraid. 


As a family, commit to memorize Psalm 56:3.  Any time you face a situation that is scary, recite the verse out loud to remind you that you can trust in God! 

April Memory Verse:

If you confess with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. One believes with the heart, resulting in righteousness, and one confesses with the mouth, resulting in salvation.

Romans 10:9-10

Using the daily reading prompts from George H. Guthrie’s Read the Bible for Life, here’s how to use this devotional:
  1. Bring your Bible!  Your kids need to see that everything you are reading to them or learning about comes from an actual Bible!
  2. Each day starts with a reading prompt.  Read the selection as a family.  If your kids are readers, encourage them to read along with you.
  3. After you’ve read the passage, read the short devotional thought that goes along with each passage.
  4. Prayer and application are important any time we read God’s word!  After each devotional, there is a challenge to help apply what your family has read that day.
  5. There is a reading for six days of the week.  The last reading of the week is a Gospel Conversation Prompt to help you connect the reading from the week with God’s plan for salvation.

Other Resources:

APril Memory Verse

April memory verse song

April memory verse coloring sheet

April Fill-in the blank activity

April Prayer Calendar