Masterpiece Are Made In The Mess (Guess Blogger)

My table

This is one of my favorite things I have around the houses.

I love this table!
I am not really sure why I like it so much. Maybe because it is meant to look a little messy and I don’t have to make it look clean.

This little table that sits next to my easel and reminds me that in the mess the masterpiece is made. Some of these paint spots came with the table some are mine. I am messy when I paint. I pay attention to what I painting and little else.

1523041064787_753498546_b301479b.jpgWhere I am today

Today I feel like a mess. Emotions are swirling around. We went to the park and I anticipated my kids running around enjoying the sprinklers. Instead, my son took one look at how many kids were there (it was Saturday and it was full) and sat down. I kept hoping that after a while he would get up and go play with his sister, but he never did.

I was hoping to take my younger ones to a nearby VBS this week while my oldest is at camp. But at the park, I was reminded of all that is going on right now in our life.

If I take Jonathan to a VBS he isn’t going to talk (just like at school). This will make it difficult for the VBS teachers. Then there is Grace, she doing well in a class but still needs extra help and someone to watch her more than other 9yrs old require.

I feel like that is asking a lot of people. I am their mom and part of that means taking care of them and all their different needs. At our church is a little different. It is our church family and I am close by. But how can I ask that of someone else?

I also don’t want to make Jonathan’s anxiety worse. VBS is only a few days and there isn’t much time to get used to it like school.

So, I’m seriously rethinking going to a VBS next week.

As I do this it kinda hurts. I know this what life is like for us right now. But this is still hard. It breaks my heart that I have to consider these things when taking my kids to VBS and today I’m a little sad.

I feel like a mess right now and I really don’t understand why all this is a part of our life.
~ What may look like a mess to us is God working ~

As I sat down to write this blog this verses came to mind. I can’t say it’s one I wanted to think about right now but it is one that I need to focus on.

Know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance. Let perseverance finish its perfect work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything.
James 1:3b-4

Today is hard but I will trust that God is at work. What looks like a mess to me is Him working. I believe God will bring a masterpiece together. I will cling to His promise that He works all things (even the hard days) together for good (Romans 8:28).

~ In the mess of the table, the masterpiece is made. ~

When I am the one painting and making the mess I love it. I have a vision in mind and I know it will be beautiful when it is finished. But I don’t often like the mess in my life.

God help me remember that I am your Masterpiece

My Prayer

Father, thank you that on hard days like today I can come to you and pour out my heart. You know that from my point of view I don’t understand why things are the way they are in my life. But, even when my heart is breaking I will trust you. Help me to remember that in the testing my faith is made stronger and that I am your masterpiece. Thank you for walking every step of this life with me.
~Amen

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Thank you Crystal

 

Praise the Lord, my soul

Psalm 103.jpgThere are times in our lives when we find it difficult to Praise our Lord, when our pain within the very being of our soul, that is when we find it so difficult. This is when I find that reading the book of Psalm brings me comfort. King David was one of the writers for this book, it is a book that is filled with prayers, many prayers, as well as songs that truly express the full range of human emotion, that we all seem to go thru. It represent personal journals of the different writers and their relationship with God. The thoughts and feelings they express helps people like you and me draw near to the Lord just like they did. I personally have been on a difficult journey in my own life, just trying to understand it all, and how painful this has been and still is, and not having answers of where I am going and just trying to understand it all. As I opened up my Bible and just thinking of what I want to say to God and longing for that deep relationship with him, I came across these words that King David wrote and it reminds me of myself.

Praise the Lord, my soul, all my inmost being, praise his holy name. Praise the Lord, my soul, and forget not all his benefits—-who forgives all your sins, and heals all your diseases, who redeems your life from the pit, and crowns you with love and compassion, who satisfies your desires with good things, so that your youth is renewed light the eagles. The Lord works righteousness and justice for all oppressed. He made known his ways to Moses; his deeds to the people of Israel: The Lord is compassionate and gracious, slow to anger, abounding in love. He will not always accuse, nor will he harbor his anger forever, he does not treat us as our sins deserve, or repay us according to our iniquities. For as high as the heavens are above the earth so great is his love for those who fear him, as far as the east is from the west, so far has he removed our transgressions from us. As a father has compassion on his children, so the Lord has compassion on those who fear him, for he knows how we are formed, he remembers that we are dust. The life of mortals is like grass, they flourish like a flower of the field, the wind blows over it and it is gone, and its place remembers it no more. But from everlasting to everlasting the Lord’s love is with those who fear him, and his righteousness with their children’s children–with those who keep his covenant and remember to obey his precepts. The Lord has established his throne in heaven, and his kingdom rules over all. Praise the Lord, you his angels, you mighty ones who do his bidding who obey his word. Praise the Lord, all his heavenly hosts, you his servants who do his will. Praise the Lord, all his works everywhere in his dominion. Praise the Lord, my soul.             (Psalm 103 NIV)

It really doesn’t matter where I am going, or how long it all may take me, all I need to do is simply Trust My Lord day by day.

 

Grace and Peace to You My Friends