Life. Is. Messy.

Life. Is. Messy.

We live in a sinful world with sickness, anger, loneliness, temptation, self-interest, and feeling like we have to do it all ourselves.

When I rely on myself, I try to control the mess. I tiptoe through and around, thinking I can find my way.

But a messy life can’t be controlled—not the way I would like—with order in the chaos and certainty in what I’m doing and where I’m going. The more I try to leap over the garbage in life and sidestep the mounds of trouble, the more lost I become.

Until I can’t see any more to find my way out.

But there is a Light.

Not a light at the end of the tunnel, but the Light in the midst of the mess.


The Light who finds me and says Walk this way.

Jesus who came into the mess for the lost and the sinners.

Jesus who came for me. And for you.

To guide. To protect. To comfort.

To walk us through our messy lives.

Today. Tomorrow. Forever.


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About the author : Laura Rath

Laura Rath

A daughter of the King, saved by His grace, Laura writes to encourage women in their walk with Christ. She is a wife, mother, writer, blogger, speaker and contributor to several Christian websites. Laura shares stories of her faith journey on her blog Laura Rath ~ Journey in Faith, and can also be found on Twitter and Facebook.

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