Plank or wooden roads were built in the end of the 1800's into the early 1900's. Stage coach drivers were happy to have these as well as the first automobiles, as it made their ride much smoother than on a dirt path that often got muddy. They indeed helped the progress of this great nation.Wooden planks could rot or break and need repair. Similar to pavement today which needs repair. These roads became broken.
In our life we can experience 'broken roads' such as divorce, death of a child, unfulfilled dreams, financial losses, lawsuits, court battles among other things. These 'broken roads' can be used by God for a person's growth and for God's glory. If you have experienced any 'broken roads', at times it is difficult to see how God could have a purpose for this. First of all, God did not cause the broken road but He can redeem it and use it.
Are you experiencing a 'broken road' in your life my friend. Know that God has not abandoned you so don't abandon Him. Cry out to Him as He is only a prayer away.
PRAYER: Thank you Lord for helping me navigate through my broken roads in life. Thank you for the lessons I learned as a result. I choose to cling to you as my strength so if any other roads ahead get broken you will be there to help me get through. In Jesus' name. Amen.
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