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The Upper Room Devotional 31st July 2022

The Upper Room Devotional 31st July 2022

The Upper Room Devotional 31st July 2022

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The Upper Room Daily Devotional For Today 31 July 2022Green Pastures By Karen Tarine (National Capital Region, Philippines)

TOPIC: Green Pastures

Karen Tarine (National Capital Region, Philippines)

TODAY’S READING

Matthew 11:25-30

KEY VERSE: [The Lord] makes me lie down in green pastures; he leads me beside still waters; he restores my soul. – Psalm 23:2-3 (NRSV)

MESSAGE

It was important to me to finish college, but writing my senior thesis tested my perseverance. When my professor told me that I didn’t pass the class and would have to retake it, I felt like a failure. The thesis class was expensive. I couldn’t pay for it twice and was going to have to ask my parents for help. I knew that this would be a financial strain — my mom was already taking in laundry to help my father pay the bills, and my sister was in college as well.

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I felt ashamed that I had to ask for money. And I was anxious and restless about what the future would hold. But one afternoon I opened my Bible and read from Psalm 23: “He makes me lie down in green pastures, he leads me beside still waters; he restores my soul.”

I envisioned myself resting in green pastures with God. Through this scripture and in this vision, God gave me peace and quieted my soul. I was assured that God is in control and knows what I’m going through.

The Upper Room Devotional 31st July 2022

 

I did end up taking my thesis class again, thanks to the support of my family. With their help and God’s help, I passed the class and graduated from college.

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY

I can rest with God in green pastures.

TODAY’S PRAYER

Dear God, thank you for the divine peace that surpasses understanding and for the support networks of friends and family that you bless us with. Amen.

PRAYER FOCUS

Students with financial challenges

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The Upper Room Devotional 31st July 2022

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