We all at some point in life will confront roadblocks — or, as the ancients called it, “the dark night of the soul.”
We encounter a roadblock when a crisis turns our world upside down. These roadblocks may be one-time events, or they may show up numerous times in our life’s walk. They may be the result of bad habits rooted deeply in early life, or foisted upon us by unfortunate circumstances. We try to trim and touch up the surface temporarily, but never address the root of our issues. Unknowingly, we fall back into the same habits. Each time our return gets harder and more painful.
But if we unclench our fists, and with an open heart offer ourselves to God, allowing Him to dig up these deeply buried roots, He will re-establish our roots in Himself.
When you’re ready to surrender “the dark night of your soul” [the roadblocks] to God and trust Him to do the impossible, you will see and know you are standing on sacred ground.
God has promised us over and over in His word through Christ Jesus who is the advocate of God — he tells us in [Matthew 7:7-8]
“Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you…”
I’m still learning to unclench my fists. Through Jesus Christ I surrender everything to God daily.
What about you? What things and habits are rooted in you that God may want to dig out, so that you can be free from the boundaries that are the cause of “your dark night of the soul?”
So, should we be thankful for the detours and roadblocks? Yes, they protect us from the paths and places that are not meat to be for us. And they’re there to teach us lessons.