Devotions from Judy’s heart

This morning I read a hymn of praise from Ps. 148 where all of God’s creatures join in praise; heavenly bodies, the inhabitants of the sea and land, and people everywhere. “Let them praise the name of the Lord, for His name alone is exalted; His majesty is above the earth.” (verse 13) My heart also is so full of gratitude and praise as I think over the recent days, how He spared our house in the storm, gave me quick medical help for Lyme and Anaplasmosis, and a skilled dermatologist to take care of my skin cancer. He has given us warm fellowship with family and friends and the list goes on and on. He is truly, Emmanuel, God with us.  Like Sarah Young says, He is watching over us all the time.  He knows exactly what we need to draw us closer to Him. We need to accept every event as His hand-tailored provision for our needs. “When you view your life this way, the most reasonable response is to be thankful.” Let us not reject the gifts He sends but find Him in every situation.