Ponder:Do I subscribe to Matthew 5:39 and turn the other cheek when someone hurts me? If not, do I recognize that the rocky road I face when I don't is God tipping the scales to get me back on track?
Pray:Ever-encouraging God, thank You for never settling for a second-best version of me. Help me realize that when I cling to an unhealthy perspective or habit, the scale that inevitably tips is You offering me yet another chance to get things right.
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Claire McGarry is the author of the Lenten devotional "With Our Savior," published by Creative Communications for the Family/Bayard, Inc. and Grace in Tension: Discover Peace with Martha and Mary, to be published by Our Sunday Visitor in the fall of 2021. Her freelance work has appeared in various Chicken Soup for the Soul books, Focus on the Family magazine, Catechist magazine, These Days devotional, and Keys for Kids devotional. The founder of MOSAIC of Faith, a ministry with several different programs for mothers and children, she blogs at Shifting My Perspective.