Hidden Treasure in the Mess of Life

There have been times I have wondered how it would all play out.  How would the idiosyncrasies and mishaps of my life all fit together.  Sometimes I think this is beyond me.  Sometimes it’s just too much for my finite mind to comprehend, but I still try and get tired doing so.

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Tonight I have a different reality.  While my life may seem incongruent and off balance or disheveled, but it’s not.  In some way that I cannot explain, God is making all things new.  I don’t always grasp this because it’s bigger than me.  In His hands, my life is made more beautiful.

I may be leery, but I believe that God knows full well what He’s doing.  My choice is to trust Him.  What it’s beginning to look like is something I can enjoy.  Part and parcel of the promise given.  It seems to be coming to fruition.  And even if it doesn’t turn out how I think it should, God is still good, and the promise still gives me hope.

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Today I can share with you this truth – nothing is lost in the kingdom of God.  Nothing goes wasted.  The things we think can’t or won’t go together become a beautiful tapestry.  We don’t always see the hidden treasure of our very own lives because we live in the moment in the ebb and flow.  God sees it all and weaves together a masterpiece; after all He created us for good works.  Every thread of your life is part of the making of His good works for you.  This I believe.

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The reality is that the totality of my experience doesn’t define my whole life, and in some magnificent way, God crafts my life and experiences in ways that allow me to grow and be in ways I cannot imagine.  There is no messiness He can’t handle.  There is no tattered cord He cannot restore.  There is no wound too deep that He cannot heal.  The frayed edges of our lives become a work of art in the hands of God. Yes!  This I believe.

Tonight I have a different reality.  God is at work, and I’ll keep believing Him.  His ways are not my ways. What He has done cannot be undone.  This is a relief.  There is hope always.

So only this remains:  Do you trust God to bring beauty from the ashes and discord of your life? Now, it’s your turn. Believe in faith.

Now, go live by just…being!  Let that being become what you do.  It was always who you were.

14 thoughts on “Hidden Treasure in the Mess of Life”

  1. This is beautiful, Marvia… your words bear the beauty and richness of mature, fruit-bearing trees whose roots go deep into the fertile soil of wisdom. The fruit from your life experience is ripe, nutritious, and sweet!

    This morning’s email from Marsha Burns was echoing in my spirit as I read your article, and I believe there’s a related message here:
    SMALL STRAWS IN A SOFT WIND by MARSHA BURNS:
    Beloved, I am doing a unique and powerful work in you that will change how you see not only My kingdom, but the world. It will be as though a fog has lifted. You will be able to see with greater clarity than ever and to move forward with certainty. Presumption will melt away as you begin to see everything for what it is and how it relates to you. Press through your self-focus into the spiritual light of truth, says the Lord.

    Psalms 117:2 For His merciful kindness is great toward us, and the truth of the LORD endures forever. Praise the LORD!

    Your eyes, Marvia, are seeing the broken pieces, which one seemed hopelessly lost and damaged, as something the Master Weaver is creating a beautiful tapestry with… using the very materials we think may have been lost to destruction. But there they are, in His hand, being made into a masterpiece!

    I want to see with this clarity, oh God!

  2. Susan! Thank you that is so encouraging. It reminds of just how much digging we do in the quiet unseen places were we are most vulnerable with God. There is something magical about laying your heart bear before God in the secret place. He does a work in us that we could never fathom. He’s just that good. And I say amen to the Marsha Burns post – funny how God really does work ALL things together for good! It didn’t come easy, but my prayer was always – Lord, please don’t let me go. Please hold me together. He has been more than faithful!

    And Susan you are a gifted writer. Your words are soul-catching bringing one into awareness of God at work in the midst of the mess. That’s such a beautiful treasure. Keep writing. Keep sharing. God is faithful

    1. “Magical” – yes! In Him we live, move, and have our breath! There have been times when my faith wavered, when I was unfaithful – but He still held onto me. He made sure to bring me back on track.
      Can we ever praise Him enough – our brains cannot even fathom how massive and all encompassing His love is! It makes all the brokenness worthwhile, even a source of rejoicing 🙂

  3. I just love this article because it’s right where God has me, too! The beauty is forming from the ashes and life is springing forth again. Thank you so much for your honesty and sharing from your heart. Trust me, you are not the only one!!

    1. Jessica,
      Thank you very much. I used to think I was the only one, but the last year has been an unveiling of truth in the hidden places – places I held cloaked from view or examination. God is teaching me to live more and more in the Light – in His truth. It’ safe there. Thanks so much for taking time to read my post.

    1. Thank you so much for reading Pat. That phrase was the one that came to mind as I was writing – story of my life is in that phrase, but God is making all things new – restoring me. 😉

  4. I love your declaration that nothing is wasted. I spent so many years of my life feeling worthless but through faith I found hope. And that hope is priceless.
    Your post spoke to me on so many levels. Thank you 🙂

    1. Carolyn,

      Me too, years and years wasted, but God is gracious, and I feel no condemnation. I love that He is faithful even when my faith falters. Thank you for reading. You are a blessing!!!

  5. Thank you for reminding us that nothing is wasted. God certainly does turn all situations around for good. Indeed beauty for ashes. He is the Potter, we are the clay. – He alone can mold us into what he wants us to be and that includes making us his perfect creatures. We just need to learn to wait and he will make all things beautiful in HIS time.

    1. Ahhh, yes indeed Yetunde, God is so faithful to walk with us when we are weak. He makes all things beautiful in His time, and we get the goodness of His hands. Thanks for reading and commenting 😉

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