Devotions from Judy’s heart

Yesterday I read from Romans 14:13 ,”Let us no longer pass judgment on another, but resolve instead never to put a stumbling block in the way of another.”  We are to show understanding love. While at my brothers, I helped him tie his shoes, start the fire in his gas fireplace, carry a few things etc. All very simple things but when your arm is in a cast it becomes difficult. His handicap is very visible and I would do anything to help my brother. But most people around us ( including ourselves) have handicaps. Many of these are not visible to see with our eyes but we may need inner healing and help psychologically. My devotional book had a prayer that is good to pray often. “Great and forgiving God, thank you for teaching me how to live with my neighbor. Without your help, I easily pass judgment on them instead of showing them understanding love, and forgiveness. Keep me from doing harm to others by what I do or don’t do. Show me how to use kindness and gentleness to bring hope and healing.”