But you know, it's in the mess that beauty is made. Like the scripture verse in Isaiah 61 that talks about beauty from ashes (v3). It's in the mess that we are transformed, made new and shine brighter than ever before when we come out on the other side.
Think of a diamond in the rough or gold going through a fire to be purified. The process of purifying gold is long and arduous. It requires intense heat, but the end product is completely worth the cost of the process it takes to get there. And a diamond: it has to be cut and polished for its real beauty to come forth. At first glance it doesn't look special--it's messy. But given time and effort, beauty comes from the mess.
A lot of stuff. It hasn't been smooth sailing. It's been a messy road, but I know God will bring beauty out of the mess. He turns our messes into our message. Our messes become our platform to share and relate with others.
So there you go: is your life messy? Unpredictable? Changing? Hard? Challenging? Never fear, I can relate. I've been there--I am there right now forging through these rough waters. The only thing I can do is rely on the unchanging One who is the same yesterday, today and tomorrow. In the messes of life and uncertainty, lean on the One who made you and knows you. He will guide you through the storm. (Preaching to myself here!!!)