The Upper Room Devotional 14th November 2023 —Committing My Life
Read and Study Today’s The Upper Room Daily Devotional for November 14, 2023 Message written by Carol Round (Oklahoma, USA). God bless you as you study today! Please share with your friends and loved ones.
TODAY’S TOPIC: COMMITTING MY LIFE
Carol Round (Oklahoma, USA)
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY
Today I will pause and listen for God’s still, small voice.
The Lord said, “Be still, and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth.” – Psalm 46:10 (NIV)
Checking items off my daily to-do list used to give me a sense of accomplishment and control over my life. But when my 28-year marriage ended, I began to realize I could not control everything. Before then, I hadn’t surrendered my life to Christ. I knew of God, but I didn’t know God personally.
One day, feeling full of anxiety and fear about my future, I walked to a nearby lake. I sat at a picnic table watching the geese as a cool breeze blew across the lake. It was as if God were speaking to me, wrapping me in an embrace to reassure me of God’s love.
For the first time in my life, I prayed aloud. I said, “Please give me some direction, God. I am so lost.” A sense of peace came over me. From that moment on, I have continued committing my life to God, trusting that God has a greater plan for me than I could ever imagine. My future no longer feels bleak.
In Matthew 6:33-34, Jesus told his followers to seek first God’s kingdom and righteousness and not to worry about tomorrow. What a comfort it is to know God is with us and we need not worry.
Abba Father, when we are overwhelmed with life’s trials and filled with despair, help us remember your loving presence. Amen.
Those who feel lost