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I’m thinking about messes today. In fact over the course of my life, I have been a mess, lived in a mess, and more times than not, created a mess.

Mess, as defined by

  • a dirty, untidy, or disordered condition
  • a state of embarrassing confusion
  • an unpleasant or difficult situation
  • a jumble

We can be a mess or experience a mess. Either way, a mess leaves us feeling ineffective, at times purposeless, and useless. At times, we can wonder what is wrong with us, or question what is missing in our lives.

But sometimes, it is right in the middle of our messes where God does His best work.
He can step in and turn those messes into miracles
which will astound us for the rest of our days.

Miracle, as defined by the same dictionary:

  • a wonder; a marvel
  • an effect or event manifesting or considered as a work of God

Each and every one of us, known and loved by God, are miracles. Our lives are transformed from the messes they once were into the miracles He makes.

Every broken piece is a part of the artwork He is creating. Every fragmented area, He is looking to make whole.

In her book, More: From Messes to Miracles, Tammie Head writes:

“Jesus’ love was made manifest when He took the time to heal the hurting, notice the rejects, the sinners, the lepers, and even, the harlots.

What sets Jesus apart is His ability to see through the eyes of redemption. He’s not so much looking at the mess. He’s looking at the masterpiece. He’s not so much concerned with who we’ve been, but who we’d become if we wholeheartedly put our faith in Him.

Our past is never, ever, ever wasted. It is a tool of purpose in the hand of a very strategic God if we’ll humble ourselves to become fully healed vessels.”

(taken from page 97)

God sees the entire picture of our lives, from birth to death. He knows what His power can achieve in a life wholly surrendered to Him. He never gives up on any of us but finishes each masterpiece He begins.

For I am confident of this very thing, that He who began a good work in you will perfect it until the day of Christ Jesus.” (Philippians 1:6, NASB)

There are times we need to face a hard and sad topic. This past week, Yvonne Chase did just that in her post “Death by Suicide is Now A Public Health Crisis.” While it’s hard to read about, the post encourages us to to be kind to those around us as we truly never know the depth of the burden they may be carrying.


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