Dear Ones,
Hope you are having a good day. This morning I wrapped prizes and went to church to help set up tables, decorations etc. for our district gathering on Saturday. More are coming than we originally expected and I love the theme: “Contentment in a restless world”.
Devotions from Judy’s heart.
Lord, I am keeping my eyes on you!” I woke up with the words to this song going through my mind. Al and I had watched the presidential debate last night, and as we went to bed I said, “Our only hope is in the Lord!” We have to keep our eyes on Him, our thoughts on Him, and our focus on Him. If we depend on the strength of man, we will certainly come up short; we need God and a heart that seeks Him. One elderly friend told me that a few weeks ago, she ended up in the Emergency room after watching the news. She began hyperventilating and thought she may be having heart problems; she felt awful, and had trouble breathing. After having being checked out by a doctor and having many tests, the Dr. told her that her body was fine but that she needed to quit watching the news. (or only watching ½ hour in the morning) It had caused her so much stress that it was affecting her health. She knows the Lord and it was a reminder to her to get her focus on Him. I have a feeling she is not alone and many others are feeling the stress on their bodies. We need to shift the focus on any man solving our problems and get our eyes on the Lord. David cried out to the Lord and in Psalm 141:8 (The Message) prayed, “But God, dear Lord, I only have eyes for you. Since I’ve run for dear life to you, take good care of me.” David knew where to go with his problems and when we also look to the Lord, we will discover that He is already looking at us. I Peter 3:12 (NRSV) says so, “For the eyes of the Lord are on the righteous, and His ears are open to their prayer.” Let us not worry and stress, but keep our eyes on Him.
Challenge for today: When you begin to worry, turn your eyes to the Lord and ask for His help.
Blessings on your day and prayers and love, Judy