The Upper Room Daily Devotional 22 September 2022 for Thursday Message || Journey to Stability
Read The Upper Room Daily Devotional 22 September 2022 Message by Sheryl H. Boldt (Florida, USA)
TOPIC: Journey to Stability
KEY VERSE: The Lord appeared to us in the past, saying: “I have loved you with an everlasting love; I have drawn you with unfailing kindness.” – Jeremiah 31:3 (NIV)
The Upper Room Daily Devotional 22 September 2022 MESSAGE
Seventeen years ago, I had a breakthrough and finally understood the Lord’s love for me. For decades I had begged God to deliver me from my eating disorders and clinical depression. They were taking a toll on my relationships, and I felt like even God had given up on me. I prayed, “God, I’m constantly letting people down, including myself. From now on, I’m going to focus on your love for me.”
Something changed when I heard myself speak with certainty of God’s love for me. In a powerful way I knew my heavenly Father loved me and was on my side. I knew that God never had and never would give up on me. I no longer felt that God was exasperated with me — I sensed God’s tenderness.
That day began my slow and steady progress out of emotional instability. After a lot of counseling, the right medication for a while, and, most of all, lots of time with God through prayer and Bible reading, I found stability.
I’m glad I didn’t wait until my situation got worse. Even though my situation seemed hopeless, I learned to trust in God’s love for me and sought the help I needed.
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Lord God, surround us with your compassion and fill us with renewed hope. Amen.
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY
God’s love has the power to deliver me from hopelessness.
Those struggling with eating disorders
The Upper Room Daily Devotional 22 September 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