“Who redeems your life from destruction, Who crowns you with lovingkindness and tender mercies, Who satisfies your mouth with good things, So that your youth is renewed like the eagle’s. The LORD executes righteousness And justice for all who are oppressed.”
Psalms 103:4-6 NKJV
When I was a young girl, I had a plan for my life. I was going to be a lawyer. I was going to be married to the perfect husband. We would have 2.5 kids. We would have the nice house with the white picket fence. It was going to be a beautiful life.
Then reality smacked me in the face. I ended up being an alcoholic high school drop out. A pregnant teenager who placed her daughter for adoption. A divorcee. And No house of my own.
However, my life is even more beautiful than I could have ever imagined.
How is that possible? Jesus! All the straight roads in my life that turned crooked became opportunities for me to see Jesus walking beside me through the pain.
Some of my straight roads became crooked through the bad choice and things I did as a teenager. Other roads became crooked by the bad choices and things others did to me. And some roads became crooked for no apparent reason.
My crooked life was a prison for years. I had no hope. I was trapped without parole until, I ran into Jesus again as an adult. He loved me the moment He saw me. It didn’t matter that my crooked life was littered with piles of rubble. He loved me.
Then slowly one pile at a time, He began to rebuild my life. He redeemed all the destruction through His love and mercy. He forgave me for my sins that made my life crooked. He helped me to forgive the others who had made my life crooked. He healed me.
I would love to tell you that I am no longer the creator of crooked roads in my life. But unfortunately, my humanness does sometimes lead me to veer off the straight roads. (Not too often, thank God.). The difference now is that I know to quickly seek Jesus to straighten me back out.
Jesus is constantly renewing any crooked roads in our lives as we choose to walk with Him each and every day. If your life is a maze of crooked piles of rubble, I encourage you to ask for prayer and to seek A relationship with Jesus. If He can straighten out my crooked life, He can straighten up yours too!
Until next time, blessings and healing