The Upper Room Devotional

The Upper Room Devotional for 12th January 2023

Today's Topic: "Trusting God" by Festus Muinde (Nairobi, Kenya)

The Upper Room Devotional for 12th January 2023

The Upper Room Devotional for 12th January 2023

Welcome!!! The word of God is food to the spirit man. As you read The Upper Room Devotional Today, may the word of the Lord powerfully impact on you.

Topic: Trusting God
Festus Muinde (Nairobi, Kenya)

TODAY’S READING
Luke 1:26-45

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY
Even when life seems hopeless, I will trust God’s power.

The Upper Room Devotional for 12th January 2023

Nothing will be impossible with God. – Luke 1:37 (NRSV)

A brilliant shock of lightning flashed across the pitch-dark sky. A deafening thunderclap followed. I trembled, feeling exposed and vulnerable as the light flashed through the cracks of the grass-thatched mud house where we slept.

I wedged myself into a corner to evade the raindrops of the heavy downpour. I momentarily forgot about my hunger, even though I had eaten only porridge for dinner. Sleeping with an empty stomach was common in our family. I was overwhelmed by a feeling of hopelessness.

“Musee,” my prayerful grandmother mumbled, “don’t worry about our current state; trust God who created you, for nothing is impossible with God. You will own a decent shelter and eat to your fill.” Our devout grandmother Kiima advised us to work hard and to trust in God. She said God would deliver us. “But how? When?” I asked. Nonetheless, I believed her; I trusted God, and I worked hard.

God has been faithful. Despite hardships, I passed my school examinations. I enrolled in a renowned university and graduated with a first-class honors degree. Our family now lives decently, and I am writing a thesis for my master’s degree in communication studies. What a testament to God’s power! Even when life seems hopeless, we can have faith that nothing is impossible with God.

TODAY’S PRAYER
O God, help us to believe in your saving power. Amen.

PRAYER FOCUS
Those who go to sleep hungry

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