Register for a Free Trial

Sign Up Today and get full access to the daily devotional and the rest of The Upper Room content FREE for 30 days.

Sign Up Today

The Lord says, “Forget the former things; do not dwell on the past. See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it? I am making a way in the wilderness 
and streams in the wasteland.” - Isaiah 43:18-19 (NIV)

Almost every summer I have vacationed on family property on a lake in Maine. I love to swim, but the lake temperature never warms up to the temperature of the air. As a child this didn’t bother me; I could run in without caring or even feeling the coolness of...

Today's Prayer
Dear Lord, help us to follow you even when we feel uncomfortable or fearful. We want to trust you with our lives. Amen.

48 Comments
Log In to leave a comment
Today's Reading
Isaiah 43:14-21

Thought for the Day

Today I will embrace the changes God is placing before me.

Prayer Focus

Stay-At-Home Parents

Read More

Respond by posting a prayer.

Matt croasmun casula

Jesus is speaking to us . . .

"Many of us are used to the idea that we might speak to God or to Jesus. Maybe at times it feels like shouting into the darkness or whatnot, but it’s not hard to do—at least as an imaginative exercise. What’s harder—even imaginatively—is to try to hear Jesus speaking to us. Are we just making things up? Are we just using Jesus as a puppet to say whatever we want to hear?" READ MORE