This week is becoming overwhelming. Our church is celebrating its 50th anniversary and we are in the midst of special meetings. What a blessing! Monday through Wednesday, morning to late evening. So my normal routine is in upheaval.
In the big picture of things, this is not a big deal. However, sometimes things seem to come completely apart. That is when we need todays devotional.
All life’s tangles!
“We know that God causes all things to work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to His purpose.” Romans 8:28
Our affairs are forever getting tangled, like threads in a child’s hands–and we cannot straighten out the tangles ourselves! We cannot see how anything beautiful or good can come out of our poor living, or our feeble striving.
Our days are full of disappointments, and our night’s rest is broken by anxieties. Yet it is the Christian’s privilege to commit all life’s tangles into the hands of Jesus Christ. He can take our broken things–and build them up into beauty!
One of the finest windows in a great cathedral is said to have been made out of the fragments of broken glass which the workmen had thrown away as worthless. A skillful hand gathered them up–and wrought them into lovely form.
In the same way, Jesus Christ can take . . .
our broken fragments of life,
and even our sins—
and make them into beautiful life and character!
“Commit your way unto the Lord; trust also in Him; and He shall bring it to pass.” Psalm 37:5
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Jesus is greater than our circumstances. Cast your cares on Him.
Tom Stearns, WASI Chaplain, 907 715-4001