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The Upper Room Devotion for Tuesday, May 7, 2024, was written by Rylan Achesion of Texas.



22 The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases, his mercies never come to an end; 23 they are new every morning; great is your faithfulness. 24 “The Lord is my portion,” says my soul, “therefore I will hope in him.”

Lamentations 3:22-24 NRSV


Author's Thoughts

One winter in Texas we experineced a huge ice storm that no one was prepared for. During the storm my family stayed home with no electricity or water. We were getting restless at home, so I asked my dad if I could go to a friends house because they had power and water. Buy my dad said no because of the ice on the roads. I looked outside and didn't see any ice. I was sure I would be fine. It turns out that ice was indeed covering the roads, and when I went outside to check, I slipped and fell on my rear end.

I should have trusted my dad because he obviously knew better than I did. The same is true with our relationship with God. God knows what's best for us in every situation. Even when we think we know what's best, we need to trust that God knows better and will take care of us.


Author's Prayer

Dear God, thank you for your faithfulness and for being with us in every moment of our lives. Help us to keep our focus on your will for us and to trust in you alone. Amen.


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