Dear Ones,
I am writing early today and may you wake up to a hope-filled day. The question this week is: when did the Lord change directions on where you were headed, and how did you respond? 
Devotions from Judy’s heart
  Today more than ever, we need hope, not hope based on obtaining the right circumstances but on the Lord. We are told over and over again in scripture to hope in the Lord. He is our safe place, our rock, our fortress, and we are secure in Him.
  Of course, we can’t control everything that happens in our lives and we all go through difficult times. When we complain and despair it doesn’t help the situation and it may even prolong it.
   Joyce Meyers said, “You cannot control the wind, but you can adjust the sails.” I like that! While at the lake last summer we watched from our deck, as a red and white sailboat swiftly glided over the water. It changed directions with the touch of the rudder as sails adjusted.
   In our lives it is often hard to change directions, even though we may know we are going wrong and aren’t going to end up at our intended destination. We might say that the Lord is like our rudder and when we entrust Him with our lives, He is the One that can change the direction of our lives and put us on course.
  Paul says in Romans 15:13 (God’s Word), “May God, the source of hope, fill you with joy and peace through your faith in Him. Then you will overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.”  We can brim over with hope when we allow God free reign in our lives, no matter what is happening outwardly. He can change the course any time He wants for He sees the desired destination and where He wants to take us. May we Hope in Him and then rest in peace and joy.
  Challenge for today: Commit everything to the Lord and face each day with Hope overflowing in your heart.
Blessings on your day and prayers and love, Judy