puzzle

Clarity in the Chaos

Today I have a little brain teaser for you… What does this mean to you?

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Is it just a random jumble of letters to you? Or were you able to break it down and see something hidden in the chaos? Not sure? Look again…

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Cool, huh? It’s amazing what we can see when we take a few moments to slow down and look closer at something that initially looks a little bit chaotic. (It kind of looks like I just punched the keyboard.)  This isn’t just true for randomly created puzzles for a blog… It also holds true to God’s plan for our lives.

Life can be CUH-RAZY. Sometimes it seems like plans change every 14 seconds. It is hard to keep up, let alone embrace and thrive in the midst of it. We can easily become confused or overwhelmed if we try to deal with all of our issues/challenges/questions all at once.

But here’s the best part: God has already got it figured out. He breaks it down and feeds it to us in little chunks. Sure, sometimes it feels as if we are going to choke on those chunks. And I know it is cliche– but God really isn’t going to give us more than we can handle.

Anyone else out there ever beg God to show you the “whole picture?” I know I do. Especially in the midst of tragedy or trial. “God, why oh why am I faced with this?!? Tell me what the purpose is!!” As much as I think I want to see the big picture, I believe there is a very legitimate reason as to why God doesn’t give us the whole big picture of our life mission at once.

If He did, we would like to think that we would say “Ok, that make sense, Father. Thanks for that. I appreciate the clarification. It’s cool. Do yo thang.” But if we are being perfectly honest with ourselves, I can’t help but wonder if we wouldn’t be overwhelmed with the huge things that would eventually be facing us.

I would probably feel the same way you did when looking at that “brainteaser” above. I personally might be inclined to panic. Or be confused.  My eyes would swim. A headache would approach. I’m a human. I would probably still want to doubt God’s plan. Or at least negotiate.

Sometimes it feels like life is one big puzzle.

I don’t know what you are facing right now in your life. I would be willing to guess that things aren’t always hunky-dory perfect. Maybe things seem overwhelming… confusing… scary… uncertain… or just straight up give you a headache.

But there’s great news. God is the ultimate problem solver. He is going to take a the jumbled up word puzzle that is our life and show us the answers. It might take awhile. But eventually, God will reveal His plan for our life, whether on this side of heaven or the next.

What things seems chaotic in your life right now? Share your story by commenting below– I would love to pray for you! And  remember that you can trust God with all your heart… and He will ALWAYS bring clarity in the chaos… no matter how long it takes.

From clueless to clarified,
SGK

Trust God from the bottom of your heart; don’t try to figure out everything on your own. Listen for God’s voice in everything you do, everywhere you go; he’s the one who will keep you on track.” –Proverbs 3:5-6 (MSG)

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