Dear Ones,
Happy weekend to you!! Burr it is cold as it is -33 here and so glad we don’t have to go out today. I just finished cleaning the apartment and cleaned the pantry too. I love to cook  when it is cold out and I made pumpkin pancakes for us to have later!Emoji This afternoon I have a hair appointment this but only have to go to the building next door that connects to ours.  
Devotions from Judy’s heart
Today we hear so much bad news of terrible things that are happening throughout the world, and also fearful things that could happen in the future. Many people live with anxiety and lack peace as they look ahead to the future.
But when we have a Heavenly Father who cares for us, we don’t have to live on edge, but rather be secure in our Father’s love and keeping power. He tells us to just be at peace and “Be still and know that I am God.” (Psalm 46:10) He is always with us and we can have the joy of His presence, no matter what is happening around us.
We can see the very signs of His hand with us if we pay attention and are alert. We might want to make it a habit to pause during the day and thank Him that He is right there at our side. “Lord, thank you that you are with me, right now, right here and I won’t fear for you are with me.”
The Lord is always speaking to us as well, and we need to quiet our hearts and listen. His promise is found in Proverbs 1:33 (God’s Word), “But whoever listens to me will live without worry and will be free from the dread of disaster.”  The Message puts it this way, “First pay attention to me, and then relax. Now you can take it easy—you’re in good hands.”
None of us know what will happen in 2022 but it is so important where we put our focus. It needs to be on the Lord and feeding on scripture. We can be honest with Him and share our fears but then put everything into His hands. He will quiet us with His love and calm our fears.
 Let us not live as those who don’t know they have a Heavenly Father who loves and cares for them; but rather share with others the Good News that will bring them peace.
 Challenge for today: When you find yourself becoming anxious, give your fears to the Lord and thank Him that He is in control.
Blessings on your weekend and prayers and love, Judy