Dear Ones,
Hope your day is full of peace and your heart open to all that the Lord has for you. We plan to have friends over for coffee and fellowship. Today I am sharing a story from Facebook that I laughed so hard when I read, but there is also good truth in it. Emoji 
Devotions from Judy’s heart 
  I read the following short story on Facebook, and it spoke to me of all the things we may not understand when we go through challenging times and question the Lord.
“A pastor asked an older farmer, decked out in bib overalls, to say grace for the morning breakfast.
‘Lord, I hate buttermilk’, the farmer began. The visiting pastor opened one eye to glance at the farmer and wonder where this was going.
The farmer loudly proclaimed, ‘Lord, I hate lard.’ Now the pastor was growing concerned.
Without missing a beat, the farmer continued, ‘And Lord, you know I don’t much care for raw white flour’. The pastor once again opened an eye to glance around the room and saw that he wasn’t the only one to feel uncomfortable.
Then the farmer added, ‘But Lord, when you mix them all together and bake them, I do love warm fresh biscuits. So Lord, when things come up that we don’t like, when life gets hard, when we don’t understand what you’re saying to us, help us to just relax and wait until you are done mixing. It will probably be even better than biscuits. Amen.’
Within that prayer there is great wisdom for all when it comes to complicated situations like we are experiencing in the world today.
Stay strong, my friends, because our LORD is mixing several things that we don’t really care for, but something even better is going to come when HE is done with it. AMEN!”
  We all go through tough times, and we may wonder where the Lord is in it all. But like this story unfolds, we need to be patient and wait and trust Him even in the midst of it all. Like David said in Psalm 27:14, “Wait and hope for and expect the Lord; be brave and of good courage and let your heart be stout and enduring. Yes, wait for and hope for and expect the Lord.” Let us stay strong even before we know how the Lord is working out our situations and trust Him completely.
  Challenge for today: When going through your next difficult time, trust and thank the Lord that He is working it all out in His timing.
Blessings on your day and prayers and love, Judy