It’s Going to get Messy

It has been a little over two years since I wrote my last blog post. It is not shocking to see that the world has managed to continue on without reading my thoughts. That being said, I am excited to get back into blogging. I blew the dust off of my website and cracked my knuckles, so now it’s time to get back to writing.

        
The world is in a peculiar state these days. We have all been forced to alter our lives. One of the challenges during the beginning of the pandemic, when the country had shut down, was to figure out how to spend all of our newfound free time. One of the things that I did, like a whole lot of other people, was bake. 

Over the last few months, I have baked pretty much anything that you can imagine. In case you’re wondering, muffins have become my specialty. There are a few things that I have learned while baking, such as anything with lots of sugar and butter will taste good. Perhaps the most important thing that I’ve learned is that it is going to get messy. Between the sugar, milk, flower, eggs, cinnamon, etc., you’re going to end up with stuff everywhere. It’s impossible not to make a mess. However, the mess is always worth it whenever you get to bite into that delicious creation. 

Much like my kitchen when baking, life gets messy too. That was never the intent for life by our creator, but because of our sin and other circumstances, it has become a universal truth. None of us like to be in the mess. However, more often than not, that’s where we find ourselves. 

It is amazing how God tends to use our messes. I often quote Romans 8:28. There is never a day that goes by that we don’t need to hear the reassurance that is offered in this verse. “And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.” That is scripture promising us that God is going to take our mess and make “good” with it. 

It’s truly amazing that God who cares about us this way. He’s not going to leave us stuck in our messes. He’s going to work something special out of each of them. Think about the hardest and worst times in your life, and now think about how God managed to do something good with them. It’s incredible. 

God will never leave us in our mess. He proved that by sending his son to die for us so that we could be saved from our ultimate mess, sin. That’s who God is and that is how he loves his people. So the next time that life has gone awry for you, think about a messy kitchen. Think about how that mess can lead to something incredible. That’s what God will do in your life. Repeat to yourself Romans 8:28. God has promised good for you, and he has never failed to deliver on his promises.

Published by smith1626

I am the Director of Youth Ministries at St. John United Methodist Church in Scott Depot, WV. Mostly, I am a sinner saved by amazing grace.

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