The Upper Room Daily Devotional 8th September 2022: In Times of Need

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TOPIC: In Times of Need

TODAY’S READING
Genesis 22:1-14

KEY VERSE: Abraham called that place “The Lord will provide”; as it is said to this day, “On the mount of the Lord it shall be provided.” – Genesis 22:14 (NRSV)

The Upper Room Daily Devotional 8th September 2022 MESSAGE

After losing my job due to changes in the economy, I worried about how I would be able to afford essentials like rent and food to feed my significant other and myself. So many thoughts came crashing in on me at once that I began to panic. I told myself to take a deep breath and know that God will provide, just as Abraham told his son in Genesis 22:8.

The next day my doorbell rang. It was my landlord bringing fresh produce in abundance — carrots, onions, garlic, peppers, and more. She told me that her friend owned a restaurant that had lots of leftover food. She couldn’t bear to see it all go to waste, so she wanted to share her portion of the food with me.

My heart was filled with gratitude. My landlord cared enough to offer me the food, but also God was gracious and blessed me through the restaurant owner who didn’t even know me. Nothing is too big for God, who uses unexpected situations to provide for our needs.

TODAY’S PRAYER
Dear God, even when we don’t know how things will work out, help us to trust that you care for us and will provide for our needs. Amen.

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY
Even when my future is unclear, God cares for me.

PRAYER FOCUS
Restaurant owners

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