Crooked Paths by Beth Farley

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When I was first faced with my kidney disease I was devastated. Asthma? I know that road. Allergies? I know that road. Depression? Oh how I know that road, but kidney disease? I do not know how to travel that crooked path. It’s been two years, two different doctors and I still struggle with the diagnoses, the various medications and the uncertainty of the prognosis.

This unfamiliar crooked path that I have been traveling for over two years now, has become incredibly difficult to walk. Why? Because my personal path has become disturbed and I am not in control.

We are all faced with life altering events at some time or another. Some are incredibly joyous while others are full of painfully disturbing.

     Our personal stories in life have a beginning, middle and end. We can’t get stuck in any one spot. If we get stuck in what we had, whether it be our health, marriage, job or loss of a loved one, we will never move into our middle time of healing. If we stay in the middle-time of healing we will continue to make excuses and never actually heal. What we need to be able to do is gracefully step into the ending of whatever has been holding us back from living our lives the way God intended for us to live.

Each crooked path will lead us to a glorious future with Jesus. There is a time, a season in our lives where we may have lost hope but there is also a season of laughing and dancing awaiting you.photo 2

Whether you are in the beginning or the middle of your crooked path, know that you can move closer to God if you allow Him to draw you near. He will show you things about himself, his character his love, his provision and protection. Your endurance will perfect your steps on your next path.

Proverbs 16:9…We can make our plans, but the LORD determines our steps.

Each crooked step will build character, strength and faith!

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