Devotions from Judy’s heart

I had a call from a friend who made a mistake, but didn’t know it until after the fact and felt sad. She thought she was doing the loving thing but it didn’t turn out as she had anticipated and she had regret. And haven’t we all done that multiple times and wished we could “undo” those decisions we now regret?  But as I was reading from my devotional book today, we can release our mistakes to the Lord rather than getting down on ourselves.  He can use even our mistakes and weave them into something useful and good. In fact it is our pride that makes us think we will not make mistakes! As Sandy Young writes in her book, “Jesus Calling”, Your failures can be a source of blessing, humbling you and giving you empathy for other people in their weaknesses. Best of all, failure highlights your dependence on ME. I am able to bring beauty out of the morass of your mistakes. Trust Me, and watch to see what I will do.”