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The Upper Room 2nd May 2023 Devotional – Remaining Hopeful

The Upper Room Daily Devotional, Tuesday May 2, 2023 Message

The Upper Room 2nd May 2023
The Upper Room Daily Devotional 2nd May 2023

The Upper Room 2nd May 2023 Daily Devotional, Tuesday Message by Wardes (Jakarta, Indonesia)

TOPIC: Remaining Hopeful

TODAY’S READING
Mark 5:21-34

KEY VERSE: [Jesus] said to her, “Daughter, your faith has made you well; go in peace, and be healed of your disease.” – Mark 5:34 (NRSV)

The Upper Room 2nd May 2023 Devotional MESSAGE

Several years ago, my wife and I were trying to have a second child. When she experienced three miscarriages in three years, we did not understand. We were disappointed and confused. But even though our hearts were sad, we found strength and continued to hope in the unlimited power of the Lord Jesus.

Every morning, we prayed and had quiet time to renew our strength. We were particularly encouraged by the story of the woman in today’s scripture reading. She remained hopeful that she would be made well, even after 12 years. Her story and her faith encouraged my wife and me to continue believing that God would answer our prayers.

One day, our church held a revival meeting. During an altar call, people who had experienced miscarriage were prayed for. A few months later, my wife became pregnant again. Although she experienced bleeding and needed to go on bed rest during her pregnancy, our second child was born healthy. Like the woman who was healed after 12 years, we continued to hope in the Lord, and what we experienced was a blessing.

TODAY’S PRAYER
Faithful God, we praise you. Thank you for teaching us always to hope and believe in you. In the name of the Lord Jesus, we pray. Amen.

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY
Even when I don’t understand, I will continue to trust and hope in God.

PRAYER FOCUS
People longing for a child

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