♥ Heart Issues ♥ - a Devotional for Women

Keep thy heart with all diligence; for out of it are the issues of life.  Proverbs 4:23
Heart Issues is a collection of devotional teachings straight from the heart of God, given during those quiet times of fellowship, to share with you.  It is our desire that, through them, you will experience God’s love and His purpose for your life.            


I don't know if you have seen the news about the "mysterious" drones that are being sighted over eastern Colorado and across Nebraska and into Iowa.  It seems they fly over only at night and are traveling in some kind of formation.  While some witnesses say they only saw one or two, others maintain they counted as many as 30 in a cluster.  We’re not talking about a toy.  They are reported to have a wing span of 6 feet!

But the oddest thing about all this is that no one has come forward with any knowledge as to who is controlling them or their purpose.  Needless to say, the people are nervous.  Many have called their local law enforcement offices to report the sightings, demanding an explanation.  Some are even threatening to shoot them down.

While I do think people are truly seeing drones, I am not writing this to share any of the many "theories" going around as to what is going on.  My purpose is to share what I'm seeing in the people. Two characteristics that are common to mankind when faced with something they do not understand.  1) People fear the "unknown."  2) People look to man for help and answers.  And when man cannot help, and when man has no answers, frustration sets in and fear escalates.

Maybe you, or someone close to you, is dealing with a paralyzing fear.  There may be substance to it - a "drone" if you will - a devastating doctor's report, a financial crisis, loss of home or loved ones.   Or it may be based more on thoughts and imagination - the unexplainable, the "unknown."   Take heart!  While we may never know the who, what, when, where or why, we can be assured of this one thing:  GOD IS STILL IN CONTROL.  HE knows the reasons and HE has the answer.  All He asks is that we rest in Him, not man.

A couple of days ago I saw a drawing of a woman curled down with her pillow and blanket, sleeping on a giant Bible  The caption read, “Life is peaceful when you rest on the promises of God’s Word.”  What a powerful visual! God’s promises are “yes and amen” (2 Corinthians 1:20).

Remember this:  Fear and bondage comes when we believe the lies of the devil.  But God’s promises are Truth and the Truth always sets us free (John 8:32)!

From God’s heart to ours…..