The Upper Room Devotional for September 20, 2023 Wednesday
The Upper Room Devotional for September 20, 2023 , Wednesday Message by Enid Adah Nyinomujuni (Dar es Salaam, Tanzania)
TOPIC: The Light of Life
Whosoever shall call on the name of the Lord shall be delivered. – Joel 2:32 (KJV)
The psalmist said God’s word was a lamp to his feet and a light to his path. Recently, I had an experience where God’s word enlightened my path. I had been hurt deeply by someone’s unkind words to me. For a number of days, all I could think of were those unkind words. I lost my joy because of that situation, and worse still I could not pray. I felt like avoiding that person because I knew seeing her would bring up the pain again, yet I knew that was not the right thing to do.
I wanted to move forward, but I could not seem to find the way. Then one day I read Joel 2:32, which says that all who call upon the name of the Lord shall be delivered. That scripture became a lamp and a light for me. I saw I needed to call upon the Lord to help me out of my darkness, and I did. The Lord answered, and now I am in good fellowship with the person who hurt me. My joy has returned.
We all find ourselves in situations where we don’t know the right thing to do or how to do it. When we learn to apply the lamp and light of God’s word, we can find the way.
Dear Lord, we want your word to be a lamp and a light in our lives today. In Jesus’ name. Amen.
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY
God’s word enlightens my path.
Someone who has hurt me