I used to get so frustrated when I’d pick up a ball of yarn to start crocheting a pattern and find it was a tangled mess! I had absolute 0 patience to sit and untangle it! So what did I do? I would take a short cut by cutting out the tangles. It took care of the problem immediately, but there’s a lesson to be learned by this.
I realize that I do this a lot in my own life. When a situation gets too muddy and messy for me, I look for “exit, stage left!” (for those of us who remember growing up watching Snagglepuss). However, if I always run away from my struggles and challenges, I don’t learn or grow and my faith in God weakens.
Truthfully, He knows that life is going to be all tangled up, but He has overcome it with His presence, words, and power ~ read John 16:33. I know that I can’t make sense of everything in my life but God sure can. And, He can stabilize me so that I rest in Him while He untangles the mess.
There’s many inspiration promises to read in the Bible. I love this app called, “Bible Promises“.
What I love about it is, there are over 500 of them categorized by topics such as: “perseverance, “faith”, “fear”, and much more. It also comes with a daily inspirational verse. I like going through the different topics and reading the scriptures related to whatever topic I choose.
Life does get tangled and messy but let’s remember this awesome promise our Father made to us:
“These things I have spoken to you, that in Me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation; but be of good cheer, I have overcome the world.” – John 16:33 (NKJV)