Today's devotion is based on Acts 9:9, "For three days [Saul] was blind, and did not eat or drink anything."
I am sure that those three days were not easy for Saul. No doubt they contained for Saul some long, difficult hours of reflection, long hours of realizing how wrong he had been and how right Jesus was about everything.
When was the last time your life suddenly stopped? When was the last time it was all you could do to sit down and try to absorb something that had just happened? Was it the abrupt loss of your job? Was it the collapse of a close relationship or heartbreak in your family? Was it the diagnosis of a life-changing illness or the death of someone close to you? Or was it something else that somehow put your life into a pause?
When life stops, Jesus is there. He's there to bless those problematic hours of seeing what I need to see—whether it has to do with where I've gone wrong or what I have forgotten about the Lord's will for my life and his promises. Jesus is also there with his forgiveness. He's also there to cleanse me in the blood from Calvary's cross. He's there to start my life all over again.
Please pray with me, Lord Jesus; when my life stops, please remind me that you are with me. Move me to see what I need to see. And by your forgiveness, empower me to begin again. Amen.