With God, our detours and wrong turns are not the end of the road. If we pay attention to God’s grace, our losses and bad choices can turn us toward a new road that will lead us to the new things God will be doing in our lives. Even when what we’re facing and dealing with is not good at all, God is always up to something—and that something is always for our good.
—Mary Lou Redding, God Was with Me All Along: A Guide for Capturing Your Memories and Telling Your Story (Upper Room Books, 2021)
When have you experienced God’s goodness in the midst of wrong turns? Join the conversation.
We know that God works all things together for good for the ones who love God, for those who are called according to his purpose.
—Romans 8:28, CEB
Prayer for the Week
You are invited to replace the prayer below with one you recall from your own childhood.
Now I lay me down to sleep,
I pray the Lord my soul to keep.
Guide me safely through the night,
And wake me with the morning light.
Submit your prayer to The Upper Room.
New Every Morning Readers,
The featured book this week, God Was with Me All Along, was written by Mary Lou Redding, who served as the editor of The Upper Room daily devotional guide for many years. We invite you to take advantage of a free 30-day trial subscription to the email edition of The Upper Room, the only daily devotional written entirely by its readers. To start your free trial, visit UpperRoom.org/welcome.
(Courtesy of Vanderbilt Divinity Library)
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