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The Upper Room Devotional 11th August 2023: Uphill with God

The Upper Room Devotional 11TH August 2023
The Upper Room Devotional 11th August 2023

The Upper Room 11th August 2023 Devotional, Friday Message by Cindy Lee (England, United Kingdom)

TOPIC: Uphill with God

TODAY’S READING
Psalm 46:1-11

The Lord will keep you from all harm — he will watch over your life. – Psalm 121:7 (NIV)

I need a walk, I thought. I must have some time outside with God. Worries were pressing down on me. I live in a valley surrounded by abundant hilly countryside. When I’m facing challenges and my mind needs peace, I love walking up the hills to calm my heart and mind.

In the fresh air that day, my body and mind began to relax. As I trudged uphill, my legs ached, I was thirsty, and I could hear the sound of my breathing and feel the pounding of my heart. But determination and necessity pressed me forward. The challenge was worth it because I was away from distractions, and the quietness refreshed me. From the top of the hill, surrounded by beauty, I gained a different perspective. My thoughts slowed down, and in the solitude I was reminded that whatever we face, we are never alone — ou

Our loving Father promises to watch over and guide us.

Sometimes we become exhausted when life is tough, especially when stress overwhelms us. Whatever we are going through, God is close by, offering us strength, courage, and perseverance. We experience joy and spiritual growth in our uphill walk with God.

TODAY’S PRAYER
Loving Father, thank you for watching over us and guiding us. Give strength to those in need today. In Jesus’ name. Amen.

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY
God is by my side through life’s uphill struggles.

PRAYER FOCUS
Someone seeking a new perspective

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