Dear Ones, Hope you are enjoying lovely weather before more snow comes. Today I made bars and did some cleaning of cupboards that seem to get dirty and cluttered so quickly. I picked up my neighbor and we went downstairs for coffee this morning as she is quite new here. Let us all  continue to pray for our nation during this time of uncertainty. 

Devotions from Judy’s heart

No situation is hopeless when we have the Lord; even though it may seem utterly impossible in our own eyes, God has the power. When we see His workings, it helps us realize that it doesn’t depend on us but it is all Him.  Over and over again as I read in the Old Testament battles were won in the most extraordinary ways, if people followed God’s instructions to them. Have you ever seen a commander that had his soldiers march around a city with thick walls, putting trumpeters in the front line, and wins the battle with shouts and trumpet blasts?  Or have you heard of a teenager come up against a giant, and with a single stone, triumphs over him? Or have a food shortage and have God multiply your food supply? Actually, I think I may have told you how that happened to us. We got unexpected company, friends of my folks, who stopped in on their way south. We were already having left overs for supper but I felt the Lord wanted me to invite them. I told our kids to not eat too much the first time around but we all had seconds and there was still a little left over. I couldn’t explain it because it should have hardly fed our family and we were all left full. I knew it was the Lord and a very short time later the man died and I thanked the Lord for the time we had with him. It seems like the Lord does things in many different ways so we have to listen carefully for each situation to know what our part is. Sometimes He may tell us to remain silent and just pray. Other times He may give us instructions that may seem a little strange and yet we see the results when we carry it out. Our hope is in the Lord and not in our ability to solve problems on our own. The enemy may throw negative words at us, to cause us to doubt and to lose hope, but we need to hang on to what the Lord may give us. Romans 15:13 (The Message) says, “Oh! May the God of green hope fill you up with joy, fill you up with peace, so that your believing lives, filled with life-giving energy of the Holy Spirit, will brim over with hope!” Let us believe God’s promises and find our hope in Him.

Challenge for today: When things seem hopeless, go to the Lord and claim His promises in the Word.

Blessings on your day and prayers and love, Judy