Devotions from Judy’s heart

Saturday after our grandson’s soccer game we stopped on the way home to buy balloons as it was Lily’s birthday the next day.  When we got to the store, there was a balloon that had the number 8 on( her age), but was pricey at $8.95.  We decided to get a plain ones and afterwards we were so glad we did as all the grandkids  had so much fun decorating their own balloons. One was painted with the face of Jonah on for their skit. Now if we would have bought the pricey one, it would not have worked out for their play. Sometimes we are hoping for something in our lives that we think will make us so happy, but it doesn’t happen. We can even blame God and others. But maybe, just maybe, God has something better in mind for us down the road and we can’t visualize it yet. Grant broke his balloon on a sharp object but we decided to extend grace to him since he is only 4 1/2. So on the way home from church we bought him another balloon and warned him about being careful. How often do we blow it and yet are extended grace. We couldn’t even count the times. “God is able to make all grace abound to you, so that having all sufficiency in all things at all times, you may abound in every good work.” II Cor 9:8 Let us trust our Grace-giving God!