The Upper Room 13 November 2022 Devotional for Sunday Message || Unexpected Blessings
Read The Upper Room 11 November 2022 Devotional Message by Margaret Martin (Australian Capital Territory, Australia)
TOPIC: Unexpected Blessings
Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good; his love endures forever. – Psalm 106:1 (NIV)
We have a courtyard garden with more than 80 daffodil bulbs. In the late winter and early spring the courtyard is filled with beautiful yellow blooms. This year we gave the flowers away to friends who needed cheering up, so we thought we would have to wait another year to see the daffodils again. Imagine our surprise when recently we discovered seven more yellow buds poking up among the green leaves, brightening our garden and our lives.
God’s blessings are like those late-blooming daffodils — sometimes unexpected but always a special encouragement to us. They remind us that God is always here for us and cares for us constantly, especially in difficult circumstances. Life can change overnight, but blessings such as the smile of a grandchild, a beautiful garden, a sunny day, or the kindness of friends can give us hope. We can always find blessings for which to thank God.
O God, thank you for your constant love and blessings. Help us to share them with others. In Jesus’ name. Amen.
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY
God surprises me each day with simple blessings.
Someone who needs my support
The Upper Room 13 November 2022 Devotional Message. The Upper Room is a daily devotional magazine published in more than 30 languages and 100 countries around the world. The daily meditations are written by readers of the magazine and others interested in sharing their faith experiences through writing—both laity and clergy, published authors and new writers. Read More