You Are An Accepted Mess

Many times we think that we are suffering alone and the rest of the world seems to be doing great. People appear to have it together and the grass looks greener on the other side of the lawn. {Looks|Appearance|Seemingly} Note in bold; being perceptions.

There is a lot of false joy and happiness that is depicted and paraded on social media, family gatherings, work places and even church meetings. But the real truth lies in the place of solace where reality is ever-so present like a person’s shadow.

There is totally nothing wrong with being broken, feeling messed up, needing help and reaching at the end of the road. God allows us to go through some things in life that we would under normal circumstances retreat from if we had a choice. However, it is in these moments and times when the desire to call upon Him is the greatest and most times we find ourselves crying to Him innately.

In this time and age, it is easy to conclude that God does not care, He is just seated somewhere in His heavenly comfort looking down at all the evil in the world doing nothing.

With time and seeking, everyday I am learning that God is trustworthy. He really is, even in the darkest of all situations, He is ever present.

People often ask, “If God is so loving why did He cast down the devil to the earth knowing very well our weaknesses?”

A difficult question to answer. The only explanation I could give was, “Ask God, demand from God, interrogate Him, He is not afraid of your questions, tantrums and confusions.” The answer He has presented to me may be entirely different to what He presents to you. Why? In His bigger picture of working things out, His purposes and reasons are sovereign.

“For My thoughts are not your thoughts, Nor are your ways My ways,” says the Lord. “For as the heavens are higher than the earth, So are My ways higher than your ways, And My thoughts than your thoughts. Isaiah 55:8-9

The whole of existence is groaning and suffering. Therefore there is nothing wrong with feeling unworthy and messed up. That is why it is important for me to share the love, mercy and grace of God with the world.

I love how Romans 8 expresses my whole message.

It says from verse 19–21
“The creation waits in eager expectation for the sons of God to be revealed.
For the creation was subjected to frustration, not by its own choice, but by the will of the one who subjected it, in hope that the creation itself will be liberated from its bondage to decay and brought into the glorious freedom of the children of God.”

We are all in the same journey only that some have renounced their fallen nature and have given their whole substance to Christ and others are still carrying the world on their shoulders; not having the cognizance that Jesus already carried it for them so that they wouldn’t have to carry it themselves.

Yesterday, I read an article on another blog where the writer said that creation is in that period where Jesus is dead and He has not risen from the dead; sort of like it is in the middle of Good Friday and Easter Monday…waiting…waiting… waiting… That resonated.

God is trustworthy. He really is. And the most wondrous way this is revealed to us is in one of my favorite verses.

I love King James Version—”hath He said, and shall He not do it, hath He not spoken, and shall He not make it good?” Numbers 23:19

The grass is always greener where the Shepherd is leading you



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