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The Upper Room 25 February 2024 Devotional: It’s the Beginning

Read and Study Today’s The Upper Room Daily Devotional for February 25th, 2024 Message written by Sherry Graf (Colorado, USA). God bless you as you study today! Please share with your friends and loved ones.


TODAY’S READING
Isaiah 55:6-9

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY
I can trust God’s perspective in difficult circumstances.

“My thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways,” declares the Lord. “As the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts.” – Isaiah 55:8-9 (NIV)

“Why do you think the path ends here?” the tour guide asked while we wandered the carefully curated grounds surrounding the castle. My nine-year-old son volunteered, “Maybe it isn’t the end; maybe it’s the beginning.” We all smiled at this insightful perspective.

Several years earlier this same son had struggled to keep up with handwriting in kindergarten, and that seemed like an ominous start to his education. After much prayer we took him out of public school and began teaching him at home. The end of my son’s public education was the beginning of many great years of our learning together, including that castle tour with our homeschool friends.

Life is full of roadblocks, and we can become discouraged thinking we have reached the end. Isaiah reminds us that God’s ways are different than ours. God’s perspective on our situation is much different than our limited view.

My son’s observation on the path that day reminds me to trust God’s perspective no matter the circumstances and have hope that what seems like an ending might also be a beginning.

TODAY’S PRAYER
Dear God, help us trust that you know our needs. Turn us from despair, and help us to walk in faith. Amen.

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