The Upper Room 28th January 2024 Devotional – Framed in Worry

The Upper Room 28th January 2024 Devotional – Framed in Worry
The Upper Room 28th January 2024 Devotional Message

The Upper Room 28th January 2024 Devotional, Sunday Message by Brenda Lee Birch (Alberta, Canada)

TOPIC: Framed in Worry

Psalm 46:1-3

God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble. – Psalm 46:1 (NIV)

I woke up one morning full of worries. How is my daughter-in-law managing with the children; are they sick? Can I make my meeting this afternoon? Will I have time to pick up groceries? All these concerns — and I still had not risen from my bed! My day was framed in worry.

As I read my Bible, I felt my mood lighten and an optimistic spirit settle into my heart and mind. Psalm 46:1-2 says, “God is our refuge and our strength, an ever-present help in trouble. Therefore we will not fear, though the earth give way and the mountains fall into the heart of the sea.” What an unshakable peace and confidence in the face of momentous events! This psalm gives strength and courage for the coming day.

When we choose trust rather than worry, our day will be marked by confidence, assurance, and strength. The important tasks will be done, and we will finish the day satisfied. At the end of the day we will be able to lay our heads on our pillow and sleep in peace. As Psalm 4:8 assures us, “I will lie down and sleep in peace.” With the help of God’s word, let us frame our days not with worry but with peace.

Dear Lord, thank you for caring for us and giving us the strength to face all of the worries each day brings. Help us to frame each day with your peace. Amen.

I will choose to begin each day by placing my trust in God.

Those experiencing anxiety

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