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The Upper Room 3rd February 2024 – Restored

The Upper Room 3rd February 2024 – Restored
The Upper Room 3rd February 2024 Devotional Message

The Upper Room 3rd February 2024 Devotional, Saturday Message by Evelyn G. Figueroa (Puerto Rico)

TOPIC: Restored

Psalm 56:1-13

But now, Lord, you are our father. We are the clay, and you are our potter. All of us are the work of your hand. – Isaiah 64:8 (CEB)

Some time ago, I experienced several life changes. I resigned from my job to move several times because of my husband’s work. During one of those moves, I was led by God to be baptized. Six months after I was baptized, my husband and I went through a hard time; my marriage was in crisis. He talked about a separation and later asked that I leave the house. At the same time this was happening, my grandmother, who had been like a mother to me during my youth, died. Two months later, my father died.

Unable to understand what was happening, I was filled with incredible suffering and my heart was broken. I fell to my knees and asked God, “Why did you take everything?” I entered a prolonged season of prayer and fasting. With anguished urgency I began to read the Bible, and the Holy Spirit led me to this passage: “Record my misery; list my tears on your scroll — are they not in your record? Then my enemies will turn back when I call for help. By this I will know that God is for me” (Ps. 56:8-9, NIV). An inexplicable peace washed over me. My life, the vessel that was broken into pieces, could be made new again. God was at work sustaining, molding, and refining the fragments of my heart. This process not only restored my life but my marriage as well and filled me with God’s peace.

Dear Lord, grant us the wisdom to trust you to mold and remake us according to your will. Amen.

In the hands of the Potter, I am restored to new life.

People in troubled marriages

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