Sometimes I Get Off Track

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By Davalynn Spencer @davalynnspencer

As a writer, it’s easy for me to digress into drama over everyday situations, and that’s exactly what I did recently.

Through circumstances beyond my control, I was ejected from an important relationship. I was also dejected about another tentative relationship, and finally rejected by the potential second half of a third and pending relationship with a publisher.

Yeah, rejection on three different levels.


I spent an entire day off track, licking my wounds, and feeling sorry for myself.

The next morning, I heard from the other half of my most important relationship. He left a note for me in Psalm 73:23-24, but it was written from my point of view so I’d really get the picture:

Yet I am always with You; You hold me by my right hand.

You guide me with Your counsel, and afterward You will take me to glory.

This tender reminder from the Author of my faith poured oil on my wounds and bound them securely in His love.

My focus shifted.

Comfort flooded all my sore places.

And I am beyond grateful.


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4 thoughts on “Sometimes I Get Off Track

  1. Ohhhhhhh, Davalynn, this is PERFECT for so many reasons. Thank you!

    1. davalynn

      So glad it blessed you, Jennifer.

  2. Jesus Christ experienced more rejection than any of us will ever know. He said that he will never leave us. Never. If we could just remember he is always there with us and loves us so much. The one we need to be closest to will never reject.

    1. davalynn

      So true, Karen. He is faithful.


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