2015 Frieda P. Smith
Have you ever worked on a 1000-piece jigsaw puzzle from the beginning? When you opened the box and emptied the pieces on the table, they were scattered everywhere. The only reference you had was the picture on the outside of the box; but what was in front of you—scattered on the table—was disorder. Everything was chaotic. Some of the pieces had clearly recognizable images on them, while others had just a trace of what appeared to be a blade of grass. It appeared as if it would take forever for the pieces to come together. It appeared hopeless.
There is someone reading this message right now whose life appears like the pieces of newly opened jigsaw puzzle spread out on a table. Your life is a mess; total disorder. For whatever reason, none of the pieces are together, and it appears they do not fit. Hopelessness is before you.
In our text for this inspirational message, taken from the Apostle Paul’s letter to the church at Rome, we find these words recorded in Romans 8:28, “And we know that all things work together for them who love God, to those who are called according to His purpose”.
In other words, my friends, even though the pieces are scattered everywhere right now—even though everything in your life may literally be all over the place and you cannot figure out how everything will come together—if you truly love God and are called according to His purpose, all things will work together for good!
The key word is “all”. There are times when we look at little situations going on in our lives and we wonder how it fits into the big picture. We say to ourselves, “What in the world does this have to do with anything”? However, you have to tell yourself that it is working for good.
For those of us who are believers in Jesus Christ, everything we go through has a good purpose. We have all made the statement, “It’s a good thing I did __________” or “It’s a good thing I left when I did because _________”. You see, it may not have been part of our original plan, but it worked out for the good.
In the moment we are going through, it may not appear as such, but when the pieces all come together, what we thought was a bad experience or a problem actually turns out to be a good thing.
For example, I know people who get twisted when they get stuck at a red light; I do not. I view a red light as something keeping me from danger ahead. I learned that lesson from experience. I was driving southbound on Route 9 and could have ran through a yellow light but I stopped instead. What greeted me up the road when the light turned green was an overturned car in my lane. That car could have landed on top of my car had I ran that yellow light. It was a good thing that I stopped.
My friends, whatever “mess” you are looking at right now, do not worry. It’s all good! In due time, it will all come together!
I know it does not look like it right now, but the pieces are all there. They just need to be put in place. Give God time to do it.
I know you want to help Him, but leave it alone. The last time you tried to help God fix your situation, you made a bigger mess! This time, let go and let God.
Do not worry! It’s all good!
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