The Upper Room Daily Devotional 23 September 2022: Finding Peace

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Read The Upper Room Daily Devotional 23 September 2022 Message by John Schliesser (Alabama, USA)

TOPIC: Finding Peace

TODAY’S READING
Isaiah 66:10-13

This is what the Lord says: “I will extend peace to her like a river, and the wealth of nations like a flooding stream.” – Isaiah 66:12 (NIV)

The Upper Room Daily Devotional 23 September 2022 MESSAGE

Whenever I read Isaiah 66 where the prophet speaks about restoring peace and prosperity to Jerusalem, it reminds me of when our family lived in Berlin during the Cold War. It was a city literally divided by the Berlin Wall. As a result, a certain tension always hung in the air.

One day our family stopped at the ruins of an old castle as we traveled through West Germany. Climbing up to a terrace, I looked down on the Rhine River Valley and experienced a peace that seemed to push away all the concerns in my life. God’s Spirit was present, and peace was flowing over me like the river below. Although that was many years ago, I have never forgotten that moment.

With time, I’ve learned that the peace of the Lord is also available through prayer and meditation on scripture. We can trust the Prince of Peace with all our burdens. He will surround us like a river whenever we seek him and surrender our lives to him.

TODAY’S PRAYER
Dear God, help us to seek your peace every day, in good times and in hard times, as we pray, “Father, hallowed be your name, your kingdom come. Give us each day our daily bread. Forgive us our sins, for we also forgive everyone who sins against us. And lead us not into temptation” (Luke 11:2-4, NIV). Amen.

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY
What burdens can I give to the Lord today?

PRAYER FOCUS
those living in constant turmoil

The Upper Room Daily Devotional 23 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