Devotions from Judy’s heart

When I went to the clinic yesterday, I felt quite weak and sick. I prayed the Dr. would have wisdom to help me but never dreamed I would be put in the hospital. I slept almost continually once in my hospital room and noticed very little of my surroundings. But today when I woke up, I looked out my window that faces the courtyard and has several beautiful pines. Kids were playing there this afternoon and it was delightful. I also noticed for the first time that on my wall was a big picture of the woods with bright light shining through the trees. God has used a similar picture years ago in my life to make me more aware of His presence. I just meditated on it today as it felt like His healing light coming into my being. I also thought of how we all want to be whole and transformed more like Christ. Sometimes it takes a crises but in our heart of hearts, isn’t that what we all want?  I wish it was instant and transformation occurred overnight. But more often it is a long journey of many ups and downs. Just like I wished that the Dr. could have given me a powerful antibiotic and sent me home yesterday ( actually that was what I was expecting) but I can see this is going to be a longer process. Let us not be impatient with the Lord’s ways as He has so many things to gradually unfold before us as we look to Him. “The Lord is righteous in all His ways and loving toward all he has made.” Ps. 145:17