Dear Ones,
Hope you are having a good day. The sun is shining and the snow is gone and maybe spring really here. This morning I made meatloaf, egg dishes and  roasted veggies so the apt is full of aroma. Al and I just had donuts and coffee and this afternoon is Bible Study. I am hoping and praying to get rid of the infection and also clear my sinuses soon.Emoji
Devotions from Judy’s heart
  Today there is so much upheaval in our culture that very few people feel secure. We have only to watch the news and fear can creep into our hearts as we wonder what the future holds. David must have experienced similar wonderings of what was going to happen to him as the Psalms are full of his words as he flees from his enemies, even from his own son Absalom.
   David doesn’t hesitate to tell the Lord about the problems that plague his life as he often gives the details to Him; but after sharing what is happening around him, he asks the Lord to hear his prayer and answer him. Today I was in Psalm 4 and David’s words to the Lord were used by the choir in worship. After he described his dilemma, he says (God’s Word translation) “The Lord hears when I call to Him…Think about this on your bed and remain silent. Offer the sacrifices of righteousness by trusting the Lord…Let the light of your presence shine on us, O Lord. You put more joy in my heart than when the grain and new wine increase. I fall asleep in peace the moment I lie down because you alone, O Lord enable me to live securely.”
   Just as David, we can share our problems and fears with the Lord but then go on to acknowledge that He listens to us, and He will answer us. The Message says, “He listens the split second I call to Him.”  When we have given Him the situation as we see it and share that we trust Him, we may not know how He is going to answer but the problem now rests with Him. He will put things together according to His perfect will and we don’t have to strategize how He is going to do it.
   In Jesus sermon on the Mount, He tells the crowd, “You’re blessed when you’re at the end of your rope. With less of you there is more of God and His rule.” Let us give the Lord the basket of our worries and concerns and let Him take it and work things out for His glory.
Challenge for today: The next time worries come to mind, share them with the Lord and thank Him for how He will answer them.
Blessings on your day and prayers and love, Judy