My Mess Is Turned to Beauty!
By Norma Miller
July 1, 2012
I'm in bigger trouble than I have ever thought possible, as I look over my life, my marriage. I see broken pieces of glass all shapes and sizes. They overwhelm my soul and mind as I stand here looking so helpless into this tin can, digging through it getting cut and bruised. In desperation I cry-hot tears streaming down my face. What am I to do "Lord", I silently scream. I can't fix this. It's to broken. My strength is not enough!!
I feel a gentle hand tipping up my chin, brushing my tears aside. Look! Remember what I did for you, dear child. As I look, I see a cross standing there. I draw in a sharp breath, as I glance from my tin can and broken glass to his finished work on the cross, I finally understand that He can do all things, if I just give it to Him!! As I slowly reach out my hand and pour out the tin can-the pieces hitting the ground clattering-scattering into the dust, I feel a lightness come upon my spirit knowing that in my dear Savior's hand my marriage is secure. I can rest assured, He cares so much more than even I can. As I look toward the future, I see He will turn our mess into beauty. It will glisten for all eternity.
So dear friend, if you have a mess, a tin can full of broken glass, come to the cross, reach out your shaking hand and pour it out. Let the peace of God come upon your soul. Know that the One who cares so deeply for you, will take the brokenness of your life and fashion it into something unimaginable greatness and beauty. For He walks through the fire with us and sees all of our hurt and pain. Friend, He knows you; he wants you to know Him too. So give your life to The Lord. He wants a relationship with you!!!
But now thus saith the LORD that created thee...and he that formed thee...Fear not: for I have redeemed thee, I have called thee by thy name; thou art mine. When thou passest through the waters, I will be with thee; and through the rivers, they shall not overflow thee: when thou walkest through the fire, thou shalt not be burned; neither shall the flame kindle upon thee. For I am the LORD thy God, the Holy One of Israel, thy Saviour...
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