Devotions from Judy’s heart

Yesterday I was at a coffee party and one of the gals showed a picture of a bear taken right from her window. Another gal said this bear was in her garage and they had a hard time getting him to leave, even after banging on things.
As you can imagine that didn’t make me feel very good as I walk each day in the same vicinity!  I thought of how the enemy is out there and wants us to be afraid and to hinder our relationship with the Lord. In fact, we can get so focused on him that we lose sight of the power of the Lord.  We need to be cautious of the enemy’s tactics and alert, but not so the enemy steals our focus. When this happens we miss out on the peace and joy that the Lord gives. Later yesterday I went for a prayer walk but I just enjoyed that time and used it to pray and not to imagine a bear behind the trees or a rock. We have the wonderful promise in Ps. 91:15, “When you call me, I will answer you. I will be with you in trouble. I will rescue you and honor you.”  When we sense the enemy trying to trip us up or rob us of our peace, let us call out to the Lord and as it says in Ps. 18:39, He equips us with strength for the battle.

P.S. Right after I wrote this I went to Facebook and there I saw a picture of a neighbor who had just killed the bear. Wow!