Christian Growth, Devotionals

Potholes Praise!

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I’ve never had the misfortune of driving in areas filled with landmines.

I don’t live in a war zone; yet, avoiding potholes is a daily distraction. Politically I’m right-wing; driving on back roads, I straddle the middle. It’s that or get pothole whiplash…

Potholes do have a positive function. They force me to slow down.

Praise God for potholes!

I have discovered that problems are like potholes.  They are not always avoidable; I can complain or coast, slow down and praise the LORD!

“I will praise the Lord at all times;
His praise will always be on my lips.
I will boast in the Lord;
the humble will hear and be glad.
Proclaim Yahweh’s greatness with me;
let us exalt His name together.

I sought the Lord, and He answered me
and delivered me from all my fears.
Those who look to Him are radiant with joy;
their faces will never be ashamed.
This poor man cried, and the Lord heard him
and saved him from all his troubles.
The Angel of the Lord encamps
around those who fear Him, and rescues them (Psalm 34:1-7 HCSB).”

 

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