The Upper Room Daily Devotional 9th September 2022 for Friday Message || Surrender
Read The Upper Room Daily Devotional 9th September 2022 Message by Andre de Albuquerque Caetano (Minas Gerais, Brazil)
KEY VERSE: Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. – Philippians 4:6 (NIV)
The Upper Room Daily Devotional 9th September 2022 MESSAGE
Long before our children were born, my wife and I started to make plans for their lives. These expectations, hopes, and fears seem to be a big part of parenting. We have wondered: Will our children be good students and professionals? Are they going to keep loving God? Will the world be hard on them? Sometimes we worry more than pray for them, forgetting that we are all children of the same Creator.
For instance, my wife and I were anxious about our daughter’s future plans as she neared high school graduation. We envisioned her going to college or doing a short international exchange or working for a year before going back for more schooling. But then COVID-19 spread around the world, and our plans fell apart.
Going to college was not an option and neither was traveling. We turned to God, praying and reading scripture together. The uncertainty of the pandemic has forced us to look to God and remember that the Almighty’s love never fails. We find comfort in God’s words: “As the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts” (Isa. 55:9). Our God is all-powerful.
Lord of love and mercy, teach us how to pray and rest in you. Give us our daily bread, and help us to be anxious for nothing. In Jesus’ name. Amen.
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY
I will put my plans in God’s hands.
Parents of high school students
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