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The Upper Room 18th May 2023 Devotional: “Daddy Fix!”

The Upper Room 18th May 2023 Devotional
The Upper Room Daily Devotional 18th May 2023

The Upper Room 18th May 2023 Daily Devotional, Thursday Message by Kim Koratsky (Tennessee, USA)

TOPIC: “Daddy Fix!”

TODAY’S READING
Psalm 34:17-19

KEY VERSE: God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, so that everyone who believes in him won’t perish but will have eternal life. – John 3:16 (CEB)

When I was a small child and one of my toys broke, I would carry it to my dad, hold it up, and confidently say, “Daddy fix!” Over the years, I became the daddy who fixed things when my own children broke them. Even though I am now older and my dad has gone on to heaven, I have come to realize that I still have a Father I can trust to fix the broken things in my life — even me.

The Bible is replete with times when our heavenly Father helped his children, as well as with promises that our Father will continue to do so. Think of God leading his children out of slavery in Egypt to the freedom of the Promised Land and of Jesus as he healed the sick, gave sight to the blind, and raised the dead. To me, the most profound of these examples is John 3:16 where it says God gave us Jesus, our way to eternal life.

Surely God will not instantly fix every broken thing in our lives. But God will walk with us, comfort us, and sometimes carry us through our troubles and sufferings — fixing them in God’s way and time.

TODAY’S PRAYER
Heavenly Father, help us always remember that you are here to help us — all we need to do is ask. Be with us as we walk our path today. When we stumble, comfort us, guide us, and help us to know you love us always. Amen.

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY
Whatever is broken in our lives, God’s love can mend.

PRAYER FOCUS
For patience

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