Dear Ones,
Hope you are enjoying the day! I have been busy doing Christmas cards and soon our friends from CA are stopping over as they are going to head homeward. Wonderful to see them. This afternoon is Crafts, our walk and then Bible Study at church.  
Devotions from Judy’s heart
Only God knows our hearts and only He knows what needs to be healed. We all are broken in various places of our lives and but we are not always aware. Those around us might be have clues as they could be the brunt of our exaggerated responses to often minor things.
Recently I went to the dermatologist for my yearly checkup and the nurse asked all the usual questions as she filled out my chart. She asked if I had any concerns of any place on my body and I told her no, none. My nose had healed nicely from the cancer taken out last year. Since I can’t see on my back, I had Al check that the night before. But when the Doctor came in and had me sit under the bright light with her examining eyes, she found a place on my face she had to zap and then did a  biopsy on a suspicious spot on my back. I don’t know yet if it is cancer, but I know if it is she will take care of it.
It brought to my mind how much that is like our heart concerns when we think we are just fine but the Lord sees deeply those things that need to go. If we hang on to hurts, they only deepen and get worse but how much better to get them cut out by the Master Physician.
As I read this morning from Proverbs 3, I have never thought of it in regards to inner healing but I think it may apply as well. Proverbs 3:5-6 (God’s Word), “Trust the Lord with all your heart, and do not rely on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him and He will make your paths smooth.”  Don’t we want to trust the Lord with our hearts, especially when we have been hurt by others and know that He is a safe place? He wants to smooth over those rough places instead of us reacting to the person causing the hurt. King Solomon went on to say in verse 7-8 (Message), “Don’t assume you know it all. Run to God! Run from evil! Your body will glow with health, your very bones will vibrate with life.” Our part is to trust the Lord with our heart and not to rationalize our behavior. We have to give up and admit our wrong responses and let him forgive and heal us and make our way smooth.
None of us want the cancer of sin to grow, but to get whole and vibrate with life!
Challenge for today: The next time you are tempted to blame someone else, ask God to search your heart and repent where needed so that healing can come.
Blessings on your day and prayers and love, Judy