Facing life’s roadblocks with Christ.
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Independence Pass in Colorado is notorious for its snowfall, which closes the road for months in the winter. The tight curves and sheer drop-offs make it unsafe to travel with any snow or ice on it, so this road doesn’t open again until the snowplows push through the drifts in time for Memorial Day. The road closed sign and barrier keep people safe from the drifts on the road ahead.
It’s no secret that as we navigate life’s roads we often run into obstacles along the way. Yet we still feel surprised that roadblocks can happen to us, even though God’s word has many warnings that life on this earth will be difficult.
“You can enter God’s Kingdom only through the narrow gate. The highway to hell is broad, and its gate is wide for the many who choose that way. But the gateway to life is very narrow and the road is difficult, and only a few ever find it.”
Matthew 7:13-15 New Living Translation
When the winter snow melts and spring finally comes, it’s such a blessing to see the trees bud out and flowers break through the ground. It’s a joy worth waiting for. That’s also why we endure the difficult roads of our life. The journey is worth the beauty at the end of the road—spending eternity with Christ in Heaven. And we have help reaching that goal, for God does not abandon us along the way. We call on Him to travel with us on our road.
“Show me the right path, O Lord;
point out the road for me to follow.
Lead me by your truth and teach me,
for you are the God who saves me.
All day long I put my hope in you.”
Psalm 25:4-5 New Living Translation
Put your hope in the Lord this day and He will point out the road He has mapped out for your journey.
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