Grace, When Life’s a Mess

Sometimes life is a mess. We have financial issues, parenting issues, relationship issues, job issues, you name it.  Life can be messy.

Perhaps you are dealing with aging parents. Maybe it’s a teen who refuses to believe you know anything at all. Or maybe it’s health issues that you are powerless to change.

Where is God when life gets ugly? When the mess threatens to bury us like a landslide, what is He doing? Is He even noticing us in the middle of our mess?

And what if we made the mess ourselves? We can all remember a time when a poor decision caused us unpredicted difficulties and we’d wished we’d never done it.

But in the midst of all of this is grace.  Grace.

What is this grace I speak of?  It’s God coming into our circumstances and taking us in His arms. It’s Him listening to our hearts pouring out the grief we feel and understanding every word. It’s God speaking quietly in our ear, “Rest, my child, I can handle all of it. I hold everything in my hands, including you.”

Hear Him speak. Feel His comfort. Rest in His grace.

“Let us then with confidence draw near to the throne of grace, that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need. “ – Hebrews 4:16 (ESV)