This is a good article by author and speaker David Burchett about the broken road that we are on.
We have been watching a miracle of God’s healing grace in the lives of some dear friends. It made me think of a favorite go to song during difficult parts of the journey. The song, Bless the Broken Road, became a hit for the group Rascal Flatts, Selah and others. Here are some of the lyrics.
I set out on a narrow way, many years ago
Hoping I would find true love, along the broken road
But I got lost a time or two, wiped my brow and kept pushing through
I couldn’t see how every sign, pointed straight to you
Every long lost dream, led me to where you are
Others who broke my heart, they were like northern stars
Pointing me on my way, into your loving arms
This much I know is true
That God blessed the broken road
That led me straight to you
Yes He did
I remember with great sadness the years I spent working too much, taking my bride for granted, telling her that the schedule would soon “ease up”. But it rarely did. I really wish I had that time back. I would give it to her in a heartbeat. If I could say one thing to young couples and parents it would be to make time for your mate and your children. It took me too long to realize the truth that our schedule reflects our priorities. But somehow Joni hung with me. She had traveled her own broken road.
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Remember, we all follow a broken road. We must keep our eyes focused on the Word. It keeps our goals focused on our long-term success and will help to keep us from making short-term mistakes. Do you have things in your life that you have not forgiven yourself for? Do you need to forgive others? Forgiveness is a process, not an event. It starts with a decsision to look past the pain of the past and forgive both the action and the desire. Forgiveness tells us to cling to our family, our husband, our wife, our children despite what they have done before – just as they are to cling to us. Try something different until it works.
Matthew 18:21-23 (King James Version): Then came Peter to him, and said, Lord, how oft shall my brother sin against me, and I forgive him? till seven times? Jesus saith unto him, I say not unto thee, Until seven times: but, Until seventy times seven. Therefore is the kingdom of heaven likened unto a certain king, which would take account of his servants.