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Recently I attempted to complete a simple puzzle with my grandson Kaleb, who is three. In my way of thinking, the way the twenty-four pieces were cut gave little clue as to where they should be placed. I studied an oddly-shaped piece with blue, black, and a splash of orange in the corner, wondering what it was and where it should go.
Just like Peninnah, I too, have felt disregarded and inadequate, and if I allowed him, the devil would still be feeding me those lies. I’ve also reacted to this pain in ways that didn’t serve Christ or me. Thankfully, I came to know a living God who set me free from destructive thoughts and paths, and set my feet on solid ground.