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The Upper Room Devotional 9th August 2022

The Upper Room Devotional 9th August 2022

The Upper Room Devotional 9th August 2022

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The Upper Room Daily Devotional For Today 9 August 2022A Step of Faith By Asako Yano (Hiroshima Prefecture, Japan)

TOPIC: A Step of Faith

Asako Yano (Hiroshima Prefecture, Japan)

TODAY’S READING

Matthew 14:22-33

KEY VERSE: Jesus said, “Come.” Then Peter got out of the boat and was walking on the water toward Jesus. – Matthew 14:29 (CEB)

MESSAGE

I have an upcoming medical examination at the hospital that I will be going to alone. Normally, my mother would come with me. So the idea of going by myself fills me with fear and anxiety. There might be something terrifying in the test results, I think. When the results do come, will I be able to receive them calmly?

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As I prepare to go by myself, I try to remember Bible stories. I remind myself that I have the support of friends who are praying for me. These thoughts strengthen me. In the midst of this ordeal, I am realizing that I need to take a step into the unknown.

When we have something on our minds that we can’t stop worrying about, we may brood about it. My experience has taught me about the power of entrusting worry to Jesus.

The Upper Room Devotional 9th August 2022

I’ve heard people say, “If you take one step forward, Jesus will lead you.” That one step is a step of faith. As we take it, we learn that Jesus walks with us and supports us. With Christ, we are never alone.

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY

Sometimes it takes a step of faith to meet Jesus.

TODAY’S PRAYER

Dear Jesus, thank you for walking with us in all situations. Give us the courage to step out in faith and meet you. Amen.

PRAYER FOCUS

Those waiting for medical test results

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The Upper Room Devotional 9th August 2022

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