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    by Shelly Weiss

On the Road Again
Date Posted: February 6, 2008

I recently visited Tallahassee after months of being away. Although I know that city better than Orlando, I found myself lost en route to a friend’s house. It seems they had rerouted one of the main roads, which I didn’t realize until I was in unfamiliar territory. Sure, there were signs to help navigate the construction, but I ignored the signs since I had traveled the road so many times before.

This same thing has happened in my walk with Christ. Ignoring detour signs for the sake of a ‘know it all’ self-reliance, I ended up in a dead end pit. “How did I get back here?” I question until I look back on the numerous signs I disregarded.

Filled with shame and regret, I return to the Father… You know that “thing” I said I would never do again? You see I have done it again.

Amazingly, when we sincerely repent, He does His “thing” again and again…with mercy, compassion, and longing, He takes us back.

'Lord, you punished me, and I have learned my lesson. I was like a calf that had never been trained. Take me back so that I may come back. You truly are the Lord my God. 19 Lord, after I wandered away from you, I changed my heart and life. After I understood, I beat my breast with sorrow. I was ashamed and disgraced, because I suffered for the foolish things I did when I was young.' 20 "You know that Israel is my dear son, The child I love. Yes, I often speak against Israel, but I still remember him, I love him very much, and I want to comfort him," says the Lord. Jeremiah 31:18-20 NCV

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Biography Information:
Shelly is a 30 something year old licensed therapist with cerebral palsy who is transitioning onto a whole new path in her life. As someone who was never limited by her disability, through recent declines in her health and abilities, God is humbling her despite her stubborn resistance. She is closer to Jesus than she ever has been as He carries her with His strength, protects her with His armor, and empowers her with His Spirit.She uses her writing and speaking gifts to fulfill her ultimate purpose of bringing glory to God through her life.
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