Devotions from Judy’s heart.

All of us have experienced disappointments…sometimes things that were done to us and other times when we have disappointed others as well. On Wed. it was our friend Tom’s birthday and his wife said she had hidden the gift from us for him until that day. I was going over in my mind, what gift? I remember giving him a polo shirt when we were out there last month, but I couldn’t remember leaving behind a gift. So when she gave him the gift on Wed. it was a big disappointment, for it was actually her Christmas gift from us. It was a hot pink sweater that was of no use to him. He even had a picture taken of himself wearing it with a puzzled expression. ( in jest). But how many times are we disappointed and we wonder why someone else gets what we think we deserve? Can we trust that God knows what we need and will give us exactly that in his timing?  James 1:17 says, “Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights, with whom there is no variation or shadow due to change.”  Don’t you just love when the Father gives you something unexpectedly and it is just perfect for you?!!  Let us not be disappointed in the meantime but grateful and trustful. (Actually, Tom’s family is giving him a party on Saturday and he will have many gifts, I’m sure.)