The Long Road
There are roads traveled that are difficult for a man to walk. These roads have obstacles arising either from issues others have created or problems we have created for ourselves. Sometimes we must endure their consequences for weeks, years, decades, or a lifetime. Down this challenging road, people say "trust God" and "keep the faith." At times this word of encouragement can feel trite and trivial—maybe because they're right. But what we really want is a relief, a redemption, and a rescue. Saul in the following verse was about to experience just that, the end of a long road. This moment was a time when the Lord intervened and sent another man to restore Saul's sight and redeem his soul. In just hours, Saul would receive sight and become a new man—Paul the Apostle. And while one road did end, a new one began. And some would say it was the hardest and most invigorating of his life.
And the Lord said to him, “Rise and go to the street called Straight, and at the house of Judas look for a man of Tarsus named Saul, for behold, he is praying—Acts 9:11
DO THIS: Pray for an ending and a new beginning.
PRAYER: God, my road has been long. I am tired and weary. I need to be rescued from my own sins and the sins of others. Show me a new road—a road that glorifies you.
JOURNAL IT: "Here are the lessons I have learned on this long road."
Be a brother and share this with a friend.