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Rough Places

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I will lead the blind by ways they have not known,
    along unfamiliar paths I will guide them;
I will turn the darkness into light before them
    and make the rough places smooth.
These are the things I will do;
    I will not forsake them.

Isaiah 42:16

There are going to be rough times in our recovery. God didn’t say in Isaiah 42:16 that we would never have rough places. He does promise us that He will be with us to show us the way and to smooth out the places where recovery gets difficult. When everything feels like it’s coming down around us, God will cover us and protect us.

Recovery is living life in a manner in which we are not accustomed. When our lives are the same as they were before we entered the doors of recovery, then we are not experiencing recovery. Recovery should look somewhat foreign to us. Feeling blind, and as if we are going down pathways that are not familiar to us, is an indication that we are on the right route. Our old ways of doing things feel comfortable, like navigating along those deep ruts on a dirt road we’ve traveled many, many times before. This new road is going to require Christ’s assistance.

Our God is not going to get us to a place in recovery that is difficult and abandon us there. God will be with us every step of the way. He lights up dark roadways, gives us the strength to continue this journey, and goes before us to clear away any traps that would cause us to be ensnared. God is ever-present and always protecting us from dangers that could cause us to stumble. His light shines brightly on our feet to show the smooth trail He has prepared for us to follow. There is no need to fear the unfamiliar roadways of recovery. God is our guide on this wonderful new adventure called recovery.

Written by Jackell.

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Today’s Prayer

Heavenly Father, you smooth out all the rough places and make light what is dark. Open my eyes to places I am blind and be with me always as I journey down this pathway of recovery. Amen.

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