Daily Devotional Bible Verse
Trust in the LORD with all your heart,
and do not lean on your own understanding.
In all your ways acknowledge him,
and he will make straight your paths.
Be not wise in your own eyes;
fear the LORD, and turn away from evil.
It will be healing to your flesh
and refreshment to your bones.
(Proverbs 3:5-8 ESV)
*Part one in the DEPENDENCE series of devotionals*
I had a spinal fusion surgery recently. You see, I broke a vertebrae without knowing it some years ago, and owing to the nature of this injury, it lay undetected for six years. After the surgery, an unexpected thing happened; I wasn’t simply healed in my flesh, but God also sewed together a wound long lived in my spirit. Reflecting on my physical wounds, I realized some strong similarities with spiritual wounds and this experience became like a parable to me.
For years, I was physically broken in a way that I could not possibly fix on my own, and I didn’t even realize it. A state of brokenness is something that also can…Continue reading devotion