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The Upper Room Devotional 25th October 2022

The Upper Room Devotional 25th October 2022

The Upper Room Devotional 25th October 2022

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The Upper Room Daily Devotional For Today 25 October 2022Beauty in Brokenness By Ann Stewart (South Australia, Australia)

TOPIC: Beauty in Brokenness

Ann Stewart (South Australia, Australia)

TODAY’S READING

Isaiah 43:1-7

KEY VERSE: Jesus spoke to the people again, saying, “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me won’t walk in darkness but will have the light of life.” – John 8:12 (CEB)

MESSAGE

While walking along a beach where the bush meets the sand, I noticed a beautiful gum tree that had fallen. The tree continued to grow despite being battered by wind and weather. It remained beautiful with its papery soft white bark; and although some branches had died, new growth stretched toward the light.

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Like that tree, we are often battered and knocked down by the storms of life. However, like that tree we can remain beautiful and strong in our brokenness. Through the storms that come our way, God can bring new growth into our lives. And as we trust God, our difficulties strengthen us and teach us.

Even when we are broken, we can reach out to Jesus, the light of the world. As we endure our trials, we have the assurance that God has overcome the world (see Jn. 16:33) and that nothing can separate us from God’s love.

The Upper Room Devotional 25th October 2022

Through our experiences, we become more understanding and compassionate toward others and their struggles. We also learn to draw closer to God and to rely on God in deeper ways than before. In Christ we receive comfort, strength, hope, and new spiritual growth.

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY

When I am surrounded by trouble, I will reach for the light of Christ.

TODAY’S PRAYER

Loving God, as we reach out to you in our struggles, heal our hearts, bind our wounds, and work all things together for our good. Amen.

PRAYER FOCUS

Someone I know who is feeling broken

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The Upper Room Devotional 25th October 2022

ARE YOU BORN AGAIN? IF NO. ACCEPT JESUS NOW

Accept Jesus Christ today and secure a life of eternal rest and Glory …

SAY THIS 1 MINUTE PRAYER

LORD JESUS, I BELIEVE YOU DIED FOR MY SINS, FORGIVE ME OF ALL MY INIQUITIES. I ACCEPT YOU AS MY LORD AND SAVIOUR FROM TODAY AND FOREVERMORE. COME AND BE THE LORD OF MY LIFE AND I AM WILLING TO OBEY YOUR COMMAND AND LIVE ACCORDING TO YOUR WILL AS YOU HELP ME, THANK YOU FOR ACCEPTING ME INTO YOUR FOLD. AMEN

JOHN 3: 3 JESUS ANSWERED AND SAID UNTO HIM, VERILY, VERILY, I SAY UNTO THEE, EXCEPT A MAN BE BORN AGAIN, HE CANNOT SEE THE KINGDOM OF GOD

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