“You make known to me the path of life; you will fill me with joy in your presence, with eternal pleasures at your right hand”— Psalms 16:11 (NIV).
A family in our church has had their life upended by an unexpected health issue affecting their youngest son. The health issue is rare, and most don’t survive. Colton has. However, it has left him and his family struggling to overcome the obstacles along the path of recovery.
Because I attend a large church with two campuses, I don’t personally know this family. But we’ve connected on social media, and I follow their updates as they share Colton’s journey of recovery, including physical and speech therapy. The youngster is a fighter, and his parents are fighting along with him so he can hopefully return to a normal life someday.
Reading about the struggles they face each day and how this young family’s faith in God keeps them going, I continue to pray daily for them. I can’t imagine the impact this has had on their family, including Colton’s twin sister and an older brother.
The Impact of a Life Detour
Life isn’t a straight journey from A to B. There are detours along the way. The unexpected leads us in different directions. Roadblocks can bring our planned path to an abrupt halt.
We yearn for a quieter, safer life. A path not filled with detours or roadblocks. We want to travel a path without resistance. A path of our choosing.
But that isn’t part of God’s plan. We lead imperfect, unfinished lives. Without the detours and the roadblocks, would we even rely on God?
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SOURCE: Assist News Service, Carol Round