The Upper Room Devotional 25th October 2022 – Beauty in Brokenness

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The Upper Room Devotional 25th October 2022 – Beauty in Brokenness

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The Upper Room Devotional 25th October 2022 – Beauty in Brokenness

Today’s Topic: Beauty in Brokenness
Ann Stewart (South Australia, Australia)

Isaiah 43:1-7

When I am surrounded by trouble, I will reach for the light of Christ.

The Upper Room Devotional 24th October 2022

Jesus spoke to the people again, saying, “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me won’t walk in darkness but will have the light of life.” – John 8:12 (CEB)

While walking along a beach where the bush meets the sand, I noticed a beautiful gum tree that had fallen. The tree continued to grow despite being battered by wind and weather. It remained beautiful with its papery soft white bark; and although some branches had died, new growth stretched toward the light.

Like that tree, we are often battered and knocked down by the storms of life. However, like that tree we can remain beautiful and strong in our brokenness. Through the storms that come our way, God can bring new growth into our lives. And as we trust God, our difficulties strengthen us and teach us.

Even when we are broken, we can reach out to Jesus, the light of the world. As we endure our trials, we have the assurance that God has overcome the world (see Jn. 16:33) and that nothing can separate us from God’s love. Through our experiences, we become more understanding and compassionate toward others and their struggles. We also learn to draw closer to God and to rely on God in deeper ways than before. In Christ we receive comfort, strength, hope, and new spiritual growth.

Loving God, as we reach out to you in our struggles, heal our hearts, bind our wounds, and work all things together for our good. Amen.


Someone I know who is feeling broken

Itari Odoko

Itari blessed Odoko, is a lover of the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ, Born again Child of God. A Singer of good melodies, praising God with her gifted voice. She is jovial, optimistic, and loves learning new things that will bring positive change around her.