Friday, May 2, 2014

Life. Is. Messy. {Five Minute Friday}

John 12:46 NLT
It’s been a while since I’ve participated in Lisa-Jo Baker’s Five Minute Friday, but today’s word caught my attention…Mess.

Life. Is. Messy.

We live in a sinful world with sickness, anger, loneliness, temptation, self-interest, and feeling like we have to do it all ourselves.

When I rely on myself, I try to control the mess. I tiptoe through and around, thinking I can find my way.

But a messy life can’t be controlled—not the way I would like—with order in the chaos and certainty in what I’m doing and where I’m going. The more I try to leap over the garbage of this world and sidestep the mounds of trouble, the more lost I become.

Until I can’t see any more to find my way out.

But there is a Light.

Not a light at the end of the tunnel, but the Light in the midst of the mess.

Jesus

The Light who finds me and says Walk this way.

Jesus who came into the mess for the lost and the sinners.

Jesus who came for me. And for you.

To guide. To protect. To comfort.

To walk us through our messy lives.

Today. Tomorrow. Forever.

In Christ,
Laura 



9 comments:

  1. Love this!

    "When I rely on myself, I try to control the mess. I tiptoe through and around, thinking I can find my way."

    How prone we are to control ourselves and our surroundings. How greatly He delights in us recognizing His control over all, and letting it all go into His very capable hands.

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  2. Amen, dear Laura! AMEN!!! He IS the light in the middle of the mess-- which is wonderful, because it keeps us from breaking our face as we stumble. :-) Thanks gal-- and so appreciate you linking up with #EverydayJesus

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  3. I love the way you said, "Jesus is the light in the midst of my mess." What a great way to put it. Thank you and enjoy a blessing-filled weekend.

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  4. Dear Laura, I just wanted to pop in and say hello. I always see your pretty face at Link Parties and have never stopped in to introduce myself. I am Roxy and I also desire to share Christ and live for Him!This world is becoming darker but our light is in Him and it will become brighter as it gets darker.GLORY! You have a lovely Blog and the Heart of it is what attract others! I pray your blog will grow and prosper and speak life to all the women looking for truth!
    Yours, Roxy

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  5. God will hold us. Thank you for the encouragement.

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  6. I am so thankful that Jesus is the light in my mess!

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  7. WHEN SAYING YES

    When saying yes
    to face the mess,
    you know The Lord
    will Christ afford.

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  8. This is me, too: "When I rely on myself, I try to control the mess. I tiptoe through and around, thinking I can find my way.

    But a messy life can’t be controlled—not the way I would like." The message is to surrender, and unwelcome though that sometimes is, it's the only thing that works for me. Thanks for posting!!

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  9. Truer words were never spoken, Laura. Thanks for sharing them at Unforced Rhythms this week! Hope to see you back again!

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Thank you for sharing your thoughts!