The Upper Room Devotional 8 July 2022 | Finding Direction

The Upper Room Devotional 8 July 2022 | Finding Direction

The Upper Room Devotional 8 July 2022 | Finding Direction

Read and Meditate on Today’s The Upper Room Daily Devotional for Friday 8th July 2022 written by Jonson Siahaan. May the Lord bless you as you study!

THE UPPER ROOM 8 JULY 2022 FRIDAY DEVOTIONAL

Today’s Topic: Finding Direction
Arlene Timber-Henry (St. Maarten)

TODAY’S READING
Psalm 25:4-11

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY
I can stay on course when I keep in step with God.

Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path. – Psalm 119:105 (NRSV)

When I began using a smart-watch fitness tracker I’d received from a friend, I faced two obstacles: figuring out how to charge it and synchronizing the watch with my smart phone so they could share data. Because my friend had misplaced both the original packaging and the instruction manual, I went online hoping to find the answers I needed.

To my dismay, nothing on the watch indicated what brand or model it was. It wasn’t until the original owner sent a product description that I realized it was a completely different brand than I had thought. However, once I entered the correct information, the synchronization process was easy.

How often we try to figure things out ourselves, without seeking God’s direction! Somehow we end up going in a roundabout way, much like the Israelites did in the book of Exodus when they left Egypt. Just as God provided the navigational tools they needed — a pillar of cloud by day and a pillar of fire by night — God wants to direct the steps of our lives.

As we pray, read the Bible, and yield to the promptings of the Holy Spirit, God will help us find our way out of the mistakes of our past and enable us to look toward the future with confidence and hope.

TODAY’S PRAYER
Dear God, thank you for guiding us on this journey called life, and for the assurance that you will never lead us in the wrong direction. Amen.

PRAYER FOCUS

For willingness to ask for help

The Upper Room Devotional 8 July 2022 | Finding Direction