Devotions from Judy’s heart

Today I went on a road that I haven’t been on for a long time. I was surprised how the forest had filled out with wild flowers and bushes and grasses that seemed to hide the fallen trees and decaying logs.

Often when we go through a loss, whether it is through sickness or death of a loved one, a job loss, or loss of friendships etc. we may feel like we are walking in barrenness and darkness. It may be hard to see the light of hope. But as we lean into the Lord, we receive faith that we will be led out of the darkness into the light again. In time we will be able to see the hidden work the Lord has been doing in our lives. We may actually see beauty in it and what a miracle that is!  He turns our mourning into dancing! ( Ps 30:11) and beauty for ashes.( Is. 61:3) The forest is no longer dark but alive with sunshine and aroma of flowers and fullness. We may have thought it was not possible but now we can see He was working in our dark times to fill us out. Let us trust Him in our dark times and know that the day is coming when the sun will shine again and we will dance!