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Shaped by God - Wednesday, March 22 - Lenten Devotional 2017

Shaped by God
Wednesday, March 22
Molly McLeod, member of RPC since 2006

Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make your paths straight. - Proverbs 3:5-6

A few years ago I went through a very difficult and painful situation. I've described this period to those close to me as one that it was blatantly obvious that God was guiding me safely through to the other side. I typically try to live my life by putting things in to God's hands, trusting that he will help take care of things, but during this particular period it was almost as if I was removed from the situation and the Lord took over the wheel.

By fully putting my trust in God and handing over my issues to Him, I was able to look at the situation with such clarity. I opened my heart and mind, and I was able to find some subtle and not so subtle signs as to what the Lord felt was best for me. I discovered so many instances of how the Lord was communicating with me and letting me know I needed to be patient with my decisions. He also removed obstacles from my daily life, which gave me the opportunity to Be Still, so I could focus on what was really important and ultimately to heal and grow.

Heavenly Father, thank you for your many blessings and please help me to always remember that you know what is best and that you are always there with me. Amen.

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