Dear Ones,
Hope you are having a good day! I was busy in my kitchen this morning and made a couple Spaghetti pies made with chickpea noodles, G.F. cinnamon raisin bread, and flourless peanut butter/choc chip muffins. I went to my exercise class and more exercise later as we walk. It was a very brisk walk yesterday.
Devotions from Judy’s heart
It seems today that fear abounds everywhere as people are living with so many unknowns. We don’t know how long COVID will plague us, we don’t know what will happen after the election, we don’t know if our finances will hold out etc. Fear, fear, fear! It seems that so much of the advertising today plays on our fears as we are told what things we need to purchase to relieve us of our anxieties. But even though we can’t see into the future, we don’t need to fear if our lives are hidden with the Lord. I read today from Psalm 16 as David prays for protection and finds his security in the Lord. He acknowledges that God is the one who determines his destiny and he says in verses 8-9 (God’s Word), “I always keep the Lord in front of me. When He is by my side, I cannot be moved. That is why my heart is glad and my soul rejoices. My body rests securely because you do not abandon my soul to the grave or allow your holy one to decay.” Our security is found in the Lord, no matter what happens in the world around us.  David goes on to say, “Complete joy is in your presence.” We can rest securely in the Lord, even when there is chaos around us if we keep the Lord before us and find our refuge in Him. Our trust is not found in our government or any person but only in the Lord. He will give us counsel and tell us what to do in each situation as we seek His wisdom. Perhaps more than ever before, He is teaching us to trust Him in greater depth as we have never been this way before; we don’t know what is going to happen but all we really need to know is the One who holds our future. It may mean going through hard times and we will have to hold on tighter to Him. But let us also use this time to share Him with others who are living in fear that they may come to peace and know the joy of His presence.
Challenge for today: Spend some silent time in His presence and let Him quiet your fears.
Blessings on your day and prayers and love, Judy