The Upper Room Daily Devotional 4 November 2022 for Friday Message || My Place of Safety
Read The Upper Room Daily Devotional 4 November 2022 Message by Jackie Johnson (Arizona, USA)
TOPIC: My Place of Safety
Keep me safe, my God, for in you I take refuge. – Psalm 16:1 (NIV)
The Upper Room Daily Devotional 4 November 2022 MESSAGE
My husband and I are preparing for retirement and a major move, all during the COVID-19 pandemic. The world outside of my home feels chaotic. At the same time, the world inside my home feels full of change and transition. This leaves me feeling depressed. I try to distract myself, but my anxiety and fear are constantly with me.
When my daughter’s dog, Dash, is scared, she runs and burrows into the center of her big yellow pillow.
Watching Dash run to the safety of her pillow one day, I thought, Where is my safe place? I realized that diversions only push aside my fears and anxieties temporarily. I needed something more solid.
One morning, during another wave of anxiety, I came across Psalm 16:1. I felt the Almighty offering me a safe place. So I shared my fears and anxieties, and God filled me with a sense of comfort and relief. Now when I feel anxiety threaten to overwhelm me, I think of Dash running to her pillow for safety, and I’m reminded that God is my safe place.
Loving God, thank you for your wonderful love. Help us turn to you for comfort and peace when we are overwhelmed. Amen.
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY
When I feel overwhelmed, God is my safe place.
Those who suffer from anxiety
The Upper Room Daily Devotional 4 November 2022 Message. The Upper Room is a daily devotional magazine published in more than 30 languages and 100 countries around the world. The daily meditations are written by readers of the magazine and others interested in sharing their faith experiences through writing—both laity and clergy, published authors and new writers. Read More