Do not gloat over me, my enemy! Though I have fallen, I will rise. Though I sit in darkness, the LORD will be my light. -Micah 7:8 (NIV)

For a righteous man falls seven times, and rises again, But the wicked stumble in time of calamity. -Proverbs 24:16 (NASB)

This agent lives in Houston, Texas, USA. And if you’ve even been in Houston for even a week, you know that its streets are riddled with potholes and cracks. I don’t know how many times I’ve had to have my car’s alignment redone after driving over a pothole big enough to swallow a football.

The other thing you see all over Houston: construction sites. Because the roads are so bad, they are constantly being repaired.

That kind of reminds me of my life…there are some stretches of smooth road, but more often than not, there are jarring bumps and drops all over the place.

So if I had a sign that honestly portrayed the story of my life, it would be: Under Construction.

We all hit serious bumps. We all fall and crash sometime, whether the roads we take serve up unpredicted circumstances, or we hit the curb because we weren’t keeping our eyes on the road…keeping our eyes on the Lord.

Well, fellow traveler, take heart. No matter how many bumps and crashes and times we stray off the intended path, God is waiting for us to return to the path He has planned for us. There might even be some bumps along the way, which He’ll use to keep us sharp and alert, ever improving us.

So, never mind whether you’re in the ditch. Don’t believe the condemning lies and judgment put upon you by others (and maybe even yourself!). Dust yourself off and get back on God’s road and path for your life.

Pardon the dust. There’s a lot of construction going on. God’s building something wonderful out of your and your life for His glory!