Topic: Trust in the Lord
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)
The Upper Room 21 April 2022 Daily Devotional MESSAGE
We will send our beloved dog Marley to my parents’ house soon. My husband was given a new international assignment by his employer, so we will be moving and cannot take her with us. It is hard sending Marley away, but we are comforted to know that she will be loved by my parents and all the other family members who live near them. While Marley doesn’t have any knowledge of her future, we are preparing everything in her best interests.
I realized that, just like Marley, I am loved and my parent in heaven is preparing everything for me. While it is still hard for me to leave the comfortable life we have in our own country, I can step into uncertainty knowing that God is with me. We may not always understand why things happen the way they do. Sometimes, all we can do is trust and obey God.
Through caring for my beloved dog, the Lord has shown me a piece of God’s heart. God is so good! We cannot fully grasp God’s love for us, but our Creator wants us to understand that we are loved and that God cares about our future.
Dear Lord, when we cannot understand the things that are happening, give us strength to trust and obey you. Amen.
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY
God cares about my future and will prepare the way.
Someone moving to a new country
The Upper Room 21 April 2022 Daily 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. The meditations are stories of real people working to live faithfully with the Bible as their touchstone. Every day, readers of The Upper Room around the world read the same story in many different languages and pray the same prayer together. Read More The Upper Room 21 April 2022 Daily Devotional