I often reflect on the 57 years I have lived so far, and in my mind's eye there is a littered highway covered with mistakes, pain, grief, loss, sin, anger, confusion, fear, betrayal, missed opportunities, pride and so much more. But if I dig through the trash on my highway of life there's also good stuff to be found - like provision, forgiveness, surrender, restoration, hope, love, freedom, grace, mercy and immeasurable blessing.
It's a shame I see the bad stuff before I see the good.
It's a shame I too often see my life thus far as a tangled mess that makes no sense. Kind of like looking at the back of a stitchery.
Yet, turn the stitchery over and there's a clear picture, a beautiful design that makes perfect sense.
That's what God sees when He looks at my life, at your life.
Where we see only a maze of circumstances, both good and bad, He stands back and sees the full tapestry our lives are going to become.
He knows why every hard or gracious event occurred, even though we cannot grasp His reasoning.
What we need to remember, what we must take deep into our heart, is that ALL things work together for good, to those who love God, who are the called according to His purpose.
Whether today you stand on a mountain top or find yourself on your knees in the valley, trust Him to create something worthy and beautiful from the threads of your precious blood-bought life.
your sister in Christ,