Dear Ones,
Hope you are having a good day in every way. Today is a full day as I studied and went to Aldi’s and my exercise class this morning, and soon to go to Crafts, and then hair appointment and to Bible study. 
Devotions from Judy’s heart
   Do we really trust the Lord and rely on Him or are we so often filled with anxious thoughts? Rather than relaxing in His presence, are we fearfully mulling over our concerns rather than confidently knowing that we can put everything into His hands? I often say to the Lord, “Nothing is too small or too big for you!” Then I proceed to tell Him what is on my heart.
   It is our pride that thinks we have to solve our problems or that we can do a better job of directing our lives; and all the while the Lord waits for us to give all our cares and concerns to Him. Maybe we are afraid that it won’t turn out like we would desire or that the Lord won’t act in time, but that is just the enemy trying to get our focus off of the Lord.
   We have the wonderful invitation in I Peter 5:6-7 (Amplified),”Therefore. humble yourselves (demote, lower yourselves in our own estimation) under the mighty hand of God, that in due time He may exalt you. Casting the whole of your care (all your anxieties, all your worries all your concerns, once and for all) on Him, for He cares for you affectionately and cares about you watchfully.”
   Perhaps like me, the first verse you most likely learned as a small child was, “He cares for you.” If we really believe that we can live as the Message translation says, “Live carefree before God; He is most careful for you.” Doesn’t that sound wonderful to just live each day carefree and knowing that He has it all taken care of in His capable hands?
   We have just been through Holy week and been reminded of the horrendous price our Lord had to pay to set us free. If He cared so much to even die for us, certainly we can entrust to Him our problems and daily concerns. And if his eye is on even a sparrow, then we know He cares for us.
   We are to live by faith in the knowledge that the God we love is capable and desiring to take every concern we have and will exchange it for His peace.
Challenge for today: Heap your burdens on the Lord and by faith live carefree.
Blessings on your day and prayers and love, Judy