Devotions from Judy’s heart

Sometimes it seems like many things go wrong at once and yet we are told to be thankful for trials.  The other day, after getting our new boat home, through the channel and into our lake and dock, the new motor would not start.  The grandkids were disappointed as we were going to christen the boat and have a celebration, a wiener roast etc, which we postponed.   The same day I also got a huge bill from my Dermatologist, and other things that went wrong. We have choices when such things happen. We can complain, blame God, have self-pity etc or we can trust Him and give thanks.  I read from “Jesus Calling” just after this happened, “Thanking Me for trials will feel awkward and contrived at first. But if you persist, your thankful words, prayed in faith, will eventually make a difference in your heart. Thankfulness awakens you to My Presence which overshadows all your problems. “  How timely!   As it says in Ps. 16:17,,”I will offer to you the sacrifice of thanksgiving and call on the name of the Lord.”