Apr 29, 2020
Have you ever visited a construction site, or lived near one?
A construction site is a unique kind of mess. Dirt and mud mingle with piles of wood, shingles, and other building materials. Utility flags poke up from the ground like man-made weeds. Trampled grass and dirty sidewalks give further evidence of the work at hand.
Eventually, what began as an empty field will grow into something more: a business, a medical facility, or a home.
Jeremiah 29:11 says, “‘For I know the plans I have for you,’ declares the LORD, ‘plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.’”
Sometimes, in the midst of building our lives, we look around and see only chaos: Our relationships aren’t as blissful as we hoped. Our career isn’t following the upward path we planned. Our health or finances or life circumstances are a mess, and we wonder why our best laid plans didn’t result in the stable, structured life we wanted.
God does some of his very best work in the midst of our biggest messes, if we invite him in, and step back to let him work in our lives.
Lord, what we see as unworthy, undesirable, and impossible — you see as beautiful, loveable, and filled with potential. We invite you to be the master architect for our lives, and to bring a sense of order to our days, and our circumstances. Amen