Aug 06 2013

Jigsaw Puzzle

You might feel like you are a mess today, like a pile of puzzle pieces that are impossible to put together.

As I spent time caring for my 3 sick children yesterday, we felt pretty messy. I found myself wallowing in some bitterness yesterday morning, because as a single mom - I didn't have that back up. I had to inconvenience my coworkers to cover for me, and my friends to bring me gatorade and crackers since we couldn't leave the house. They didn't mind helping, it was my pride and ego that minded.  

I realized I don't like the appearance that I don't have it all together. But, in reality, I don't have it all together! Thankfully, my pity party didn't last long. As I sat on the couch with my 3 sick sunshines, texting family asking for prayer, and complaining, I opened up my Bible to Psalm 103:4

For "you redeem our life from the pit and corruption. You beatify, dignify, and crown us with loving kindness and tender mercy."

I realized it's okay to be a mess - we're all a mess. What's not okay is to let pride and ego get in the way of cleaning up the mess. Think of it this way, it's a lot quicker to put one of those 1000 piece jigsaw puzzles together with a group. Some people are good at the corners, others are good at the finite details.  

You might feel like a pile of puzzle pieces that can't be put together. You're right. You can't clean up the mess on your own. There is no shame in asking for help. God is the ultimate restorer, if you allow Him. First step is asking Him to restore your life, give him your broken puzzle pieces, and allow Him to work. You also might have to allow Him to use other people; friends and coworkers to help put you back together too.  

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