Sometimes life looks like a puzzle—a thousand little pieces with very little resemblance to the big picture. We know what the picture on the box looks like. But, how do we fit all of those pieces together to make that picture? That’s the challenge.
Putting a puzzle together can be very frustrating. It involves a lot of time, effort and thought. Some people quit and just put all the pieces back in the box. But every person who keeps trying, who keeps putting forth the effort, solves the puzzle. Puzzles are a lesson in diligence. So is life.
No matter how scrambled and disjointed our lives seem at times, God has a plan. All of those pieces belong in the puzzle and every piece must be used. Any situation or circumstance we find ourselves in will be used in God’s master plan or design for our lives. When we don’t know the next step to take or the next decision to make, we must remember that God knows what we should do. God will help us do whatever needs to be done through His Holy Spirit.
“At the same time the Spirit also helps us in our weakness, because we don’t know how to pray for what we need. But the Spirit intercedes along with our groans that cannot be expressed in words. The One who searches our hearts knows what the Spirit has in mind. The Spirit intercedes for God’s people the way God wants Him to. We know that all things work together for the good of those who love God—those whom He has called according to His plan.” (GOD’s Word Translation)
Remember, in life when we feel like we can’t, GOD CAN. Our diligence (steady, earnest, energetic, painstaking effort) will pay off because…
“…with God, all things are possible.” (Matthew 19:26, King James Version)
Life Key: Trust God’s plan.