The Upper Room Daily Devotional 16 July 2022 – Good People

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The Upper Room Daily Devotional 16 July 2022
The Upper Room Daily Devotional 16 July 2022 for Saturday Message || Good People

Read The Upper Room Daily Devotional 16 July 2022 Message by Sylvia Walker (New York, USA)

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TOPIC: Good People

TODAY’S READING
Philippians 2:1-11

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY
Each new day is a good gift from God.

PRAYER FOCUS
To see the goodness in others

KEY VERSE: Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good; his love endures forever. – Psalm 107:1 (NIV)

The Upper Room Daily Devotional 16 July 2022 MESSAGE

One day I was waiting at a bus stop when a blind man joined me. We immediately struck up a conversation — mainly about the bus service and how long we might have to wait. But we were enjoying each other’s company.

Finally the bus arrived, and I guided him onto the bus. We paid our fares and sat down together. We continued our conversation, this time about life in general. But I was amazed when he said, “You know, Lady, God is a good God.” For a moment I thought to myself, How can a man who has lost his sight say that God is good? Then he continued, “It was not until I lost my sight that I realized how many good people make up our world. I thank the Lord every day for those people.”

My encounter with this man taught me a lesson — that I should count my blessings, large or small, every day. God has promised never to leave us alone and to guide our path every step of our way. So now, whatever problem I face, I am comforted by the fact that God and the good people of our world will see me through it.

TODAY’S PRAYER
God of all goodness, thank you for your grace and mercy each day of our lives. May we show our gratitude by offering acts of goodness and grace to those who pass our way. In Jesus’ name. Amen.

The Upper Room Daily Devotional 16 July 2022 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