I read this in my devotional, “Clearing the Mess,” this morning. I don’t know about you, but I am so ready to do that. Clear the mess. Daily if necessary. This relates to Step 7. “Our shortcomings may seem to clutter our personal road out of the past.” I laughed out loud reading that because sometimes my “road” seems to be covered by a mud slide, not just some “clutter.” The road is buried! I can’t even find it. There are no visible landmarks showing. If you’re like me, it can feel pretty hopeless. But let me go on because there is hope.
God really will come into the mess and lead us out! “God says, ‘Rebuild the road! Clear away the rocks and stones so that my people can return from captivity.’ The high and lofty one who lives in eternity, the Holy One, says this: ‘…I restore the crushed spirit of the humble and revive the courage of those with repentant hearts…. I have seen what they do, but I will heal them anyway!’” Isaiah 57: 14-15, 18. That is just incredible to me. God is fully aware of our junk but still wants to heal us. He even gifts us with a feeling of repentance, not to make us feel guilty, but so we’ll turn to Him for help. I love that!
God, our Higher Power, is so good at clearing the junk away. He delights in our recovery and will remove all our shortcomings. I want to encourage you to take everything to God. Ask Him for help. Tell him you’re struggling. Be honest with Him. He is crazy about you, and He will clear the way for a better life!
Always remember that God is crazy about you … me too!