I was fighting with this clothes line to untangle it. Arrrgh 😐😫!
Instead of surrendering to frustration and defeat, I confidently asked God to help me unravel the mess. I was determined to hang my basket full of clothes outside this particular day! I know it slounds strange to pray for such a silly thing. But, I’ve seen God care about every little detail of my life. So, I didn’t hesitate to ask.
I’m not typically patient with unraveling messes. My husband can tell you a few stories! I usually defer knots, twists, and all things tangled to him. He takes his time and calmly unravels the mess bit by bit until it is back to its original state. Not me! I’m good at creating messes, not fixing them!
A few minutes after I prayed, viola! I had my clothes line back and didn’t have to wait for hubby to unravel the mess 😁👍.
As God untangled the clothes line for me, I got to thinking. We humans make pretty good messes of our life and have no clue on how to fix it. Thankfully, there is One who can unravel our messes to set things right. His name is Jesus. We just have to call on Him and he will come to our rescue.
I’ve made quite a few messes in my lifetime. Nothing that couldn’t be unraveled by a mighty and powerful God, but I’m still experiencing the consequences of some of those messes today.
On my own, I don’t know what to do with the mess I make. The more and harder I try to fix it, the worse things get. It’s because I am relying on my own understanding and intellect, which got me into the mess in the first place! How foolish of me to think I can get myself out of the mess I created from my own folly 😕.
These days, I’m quick to turn to God for help with my messes. Even with something as simple as a tangled clothes line 😉. It saves me from wasting time and spares me the aggravation of trying to undo my mess with faulty human effort. I practice handing things over to God bit by bit, before they become out of control messes that takes over my life and consumes me with anxiety. This way, I can be free from the turbulence my mess tends to create. Free from trying to figure things out on my own. Free to enjoy the life God gives.
And the best part? Watching God do miraculously unraveling of my mess, no matter how many I’ve made, because he loves me and patiently teaches me through each one 🤗💜.
Listen, as long as we are human messes will happen. But we don’t have to face it with our own limitations. We have access to heavenly help from the powerful God who made us. He fixed the sin mess of humanity by letting his Son Jesus die in our place, so we don’t have to figure out a way to escape forever death.
If God can bring Jesus from death back to life, there is no mess too hard for him to unravel!