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The Upper Room Devotional 4th February 2022

The Upper Room Devotional 4th February 2022

The Upper Room Devotional 4th February 2022


The Upper Room Daily Devotional For Today 4 February 2022A Different Plan Siyhani Jones (Illinois, USA)

TOPIC: A Different Plan

Siyhani Jones (Illinois, USA)


Proverbs 3:5-6

KEY VERSE: “I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” – Jeremiah 29:11 (NIV)


As a junior in college, I daydreamed about my senior year: basketball games, random road trips, late nights watching reality TV. It would be perfect. But things took a turn as I struggled in my chosen field of study and realized most of my close friends would graduate in May. I tried to stay positive, but things only got worse as my last good friend told me she wasn’t coming back to school in the fall. My plans and expectations for the senior year were completely crushed.

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As the fall semester began, I was overwhelmingly lonely, stressed, and jealous of others. I felt like a failure, and that made me angry at God. Why am I being punished? I didn’t know what I had done wrong. However, as I reflected and read scriptures like Jeremiah 29:11, I realized that I had forgotten something important: God’s ways are not my own.

The Upper Room Devotional 4th February 2022

As I’ve surrendered to God’s plan, I’ve gained a new outlook at school. I’ve even made some new friends, maybe ones I wouldn’t have gotten to know if I had lived out my own plan. God was and still is leading me through this journey toward a better me.


God’s ways are not my ways.


Dear God, help us not to hold too tightly to our own expectations and hopes so that we may align our desires with yours. Amen.


Those who feel left behind

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The Upper Room Devotional 4th February 2022


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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