The Upper Room Devotional 20 July 2022 | A Good Day to Forgive

The Upper Room Devotional 20 July 2022 | A Good Day to Forgive

The Upper Room Devotional 20 July 2022 | A Good Day to Forgive

Read and Meditate on Today’s The Upper Room Daily Devotional for Wednesday 20th July 2022, written by Luz Ángela Galeano M.. May the Lord Almighty God bless you!

THE UPPER ROOM DEVOTIONAL 20 JULY 2022 WEDNESDAY

Today’s Topic: A Good Day to Forgive
Luz Ángela Galeano M. (Valle del Cauca, Colombia)

TODAY’S READING
1 John 2:7-14

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY
I will forgive others because God forgives me.

The one who claims to be in the light while hating a brother or sister is in the darkness even now. The person loving a brother and sister stays in the light, and there is nothing in the light that causes a person to stumble. – 1 John 2:9-10 (CEB)

I was young when I met the person who would become my husband. Unfortunately, my husband’s mother and I did not get along, and the tension was evident through her words and actions. This situation affected our marriage, and my husband and I separated. The rift left a deep wound. But after some time, my husband and I reconciled.

Over time, prayer has deepened my faith, bringing me a greater understanding of God’s purpose in my life. Prayer has also been central to changes in my relationship with my mother-in-law. She is now in poor health and suffers from dementia. So during my devotional time, I offer prayers of mercy and forgiveness for her. When I do, I can sense the presence of the Holy Spirit.

Praying for my mother-in-law in this way has been liberating for me, and God has blessed me with a profound sense of peace in my heart because “darkness is passing away and the true light already shines” (1 John 2:8). Every day is a good day to forgive. And every day is an opportunity to live in the light of God’s immense love and mercy.

TODAY’S PRAYER
God of grace, open our hearts and minds when we pray, “Forgive us for the ways we have wronged you, just as we also forgive those who have wronged us” (Matt. 6:12). Grant us faith and courage to abide by these words. Amen.

PRAYER FOCUS
Family members who are estranged

The Upper Room Devotional 20 July 2022 | A Good Day to Forgive